Honor Code

RIPON HIGH SCHOOL

 

ACADEMIC HONOR CODE

 

As a student at Ripon High School, I understand that I am responsible for completing my own assignments, work, and projects.  I accept the responsibilities for my own learning and behavior, and I know that cheating and plagiarism are unacceptable. 

 

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Using another person's idea, opinion, or theory.

  • Using any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings - any pieces of information - that are not common knowledge.

  • Copying another person's actual spoken or written words.

  • Paraphrasing another person's spoken or written words without providing proper credit and citations.

  • Downloading papers from a website and turning them in as your own, in part or in their entirety.

 

Cheating includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Copying, borrowing, or turning in as one's own, the work of another student.

  • Using crib notes/cheat sheets while taking a test.

  • Getting answers to a test from a student in another period.

  • Purchasing papers, having someone or hiring someone to write the paper for you.

  • Signaling or communicating with another student during a test of any kind.

 

Consequences

 

  • 1st incident of plagiarism or cheating - administrative referral, teacher calls home, 2-hour detention, "0" on assignment, notification letter sent home, student write apology letters to teacher and parent(s) (student writes the letters while serving detention).

  • 2nd incident of plagiarism or cheating - administrative referral, teacher calls home, 1-day suspension, "0" on assignment, notification letter sent home, student writes apology letters to teacher and parent(s).

  • 3rd incident of cheating or plagiarism - administrative referral, teacher calls home, 3-5 day suspension, "0" on assignment, notification letter sent home, student writes apology letters to teacher and parent(s), student may be referred for consideration of expulsion.

 

I understand the consequences for plagiarism and cheating that are listed above, and that any such incidents are not "reset" at the end of the school year but are cumulative while I am a student at RHS.