VHS Honor Code: We all have "A Duty To Act"

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    WHAT IS "A DUTY TO ACT?"

    As a member of the Vandegrift Learning Community WE HAVE A DUTY TO ACT. We are either part of the problem, or we are part of the solution. Although we may not be required to specifically identify the offender, we are obligated and have a duty to act when confronted with Honor Code violations or any action that affects the learning environment at Vandegrift. When confronted with academic dishonesty---we can’t “do nothing”. We must respond as a member of the campus academic community by taking action to address the act of dishonesty.

    SO, WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP STOP ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AT VHS?

    We realize that many students are reluctant to "tell" on their peers. However, academic dishonesty affects everyone on the campus. When a student has an unfair advantage, it is wrong to not address the issue. So, how can you take action without simply "telling" on someone? 1. Report the issue on this website. Your response is anonymous and confidential. 2. Tell a teacher in person or email so the teacher can make the academic adjustments necessary to create an equitable experience for all students. They may offer a new test, additional supervision, or alter classroom procedures to eliminate the cause of academic dishonesty. 3. Talk to the student directly. Tell them how their actions affect you. 4. Ask a friend, parent, or another adult to express your concern on your behalf

    REPORT A CONCERN OR HONOR CODE VIOLATION

    If you want to take action now to anonymously report an academic concern or honor code violation, please complete the following information.
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    CONTACT INFO (OPTIONAL)

    If you would like someone to follow up with you on this concern, please list an email or phone number so the appropriate staff member may contact you.
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    NOTE

    If this issue is time-sensitive or involves issues of student safety, please contact the assistant principal's office at 570-2300.