The Academic Integrity Policy (AIP) of Skyline High School is a guiding document that outlines and explains matters related to academic work and honesty. The Skyline faculty and administration feel that it is our duty as educators to provide students with clear academic expectations in order to prepare them for their futures.  It is the responsibility of all students to read, understand, and acknowledge this policy at the beginning of each academic year by returning the signed document.  Additionally, it is the educator’s responsibility to inform students of the policy, as well as explain and support the tenets of the policy.

If academic misconduct is detected in student work, the following consequences will follow:

Administration reserves the right to use discretion with regards to the consequences of the policy.

Definition of Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty or academic misconduct is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to academic work. It can include the following: plagiarism, fabrication of information or citations, misrepresentation of facts, cheating, or deception.

Definition of Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the act of presenting the creative work of another as one’s own original work without appropriate acknowledgment of the author or source. (Creative works may include published and unpublished written documents, interpretations, computer software or code, designs, music, sounds, images, photographs, video, and ideas. These works may be in print and/or electronic media.) Proper acknowledgement requires citing sources.

The following actions constitute plagiarism; if it is determined that a student commits any one of these acts of plagiarism (or combination),  he/she will be punished according to the tenets outlined in this policy.  Please be aware that accidental plagiarism will be treated as an offense; ignorance is not an excuse.

The following items are to be cited in the appropriate research format determined by the teacher:

Reasons for Citing Sources

Resources for Avoiding Plagiarism

Student Responsibility

Educator Responsibility

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I have read and recognize my responsibility to uphold the Skyline High School Academic Integrity Policy.  By signing this statement, I understand and agree to the principles of the Academic Integrity Policy and any consequences of violation of that policy.  I also understand that this policy is in effect for every class, project, and assignment for the 2010-11 school year.

Student’s Signature _____________________________________________________  Date ___________________________