Academic Integrity Policy

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

All academic institution should be held to the highest academic standards and DIPA is not different from any other other respectable school. As a result we hold each and every student that attends our academy to the same standards we are expected to uphold, in orderto ensure they are prepared for the reality of attending higher educational institions or life in general.

All students will be held accountable for the academic integrity associated with any school related activity. Any student that chooses to circumvent the rules or willing engage in academic activities, that suggest dishonesty any form as describe in the intergrity policy will face school disciplinary actions.

The following activities include, but please not are not limited to the following:

  • Turning in work belonging to another person as your own work as your.
  • Using words, thoughts or ideas from another person or source without giving credit.
  • Use another persons words without putting it in quotation in quotation marks.
  • Purposely providing incorrect information about the source of a quotation
  • Paraphrasing another author’s work without citing the source.
  • Using the ideas of another author without citing the source.
  • Using different words but keeping the same sentence structure of the original source without giving credit.
  • Using the majority of the wording or ideas from a source that it complies the majority of your work, (this is wrong whether you give credit or not)
  • Using a students work that has been submitted in a previous course.
  • Sharing of information associated with any class or the the content of assignments, such as test, applys, projects or examinations.
  • Cheating in any form through use or acceptance of prohibited information for use on school assessment activities, that result in the sharing of information with another student, about the information on the assessment activity.
  • Using homework, class assignments, projects or any other assigned work from another student or anyone else.
  • Any form of tampering with school assestement tool or teacher accounts.

Disciplinary action for infractions are as follows:

First Offense

  • Student will assessed a failing grade on the assignment with no opportunity to repeat the assessment.
  • The parents will be notified and the required administration persons.

Second Offense

  • Student will assessed a failing grade on the assignment with no opportunity to repeat the assessment.
  • The parents will be notified and a phone conference with parents and administration.
  • The student will be dropped one full letter grade in the course, and have ability to submit multiply assignments removed.

Third Offense

  • Student will receive a failing grade for the entire course in the .
  • Based on severity of the infraction the student will be placed on academic probation or will be expelled from school.
  • The parents will be notified and a phone conference with parents and administration, and in instance where mulitple instances has occured, student maybe expelled and permenently ineligible for reenrollment into the academy.

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