• Chandler Online Academy Cheating/Plagiarism Policy


    Policy:

    • Incidents of cheating/plagiarism will be handled as follows:
      • 1st offense = student redo assignment for partial credit
      • 2nd offense = no credit for assignment + referral
      • 3rd offense = removal from course + F on student transcript + referral 
      • * In an incident where a student turns in more than three assignments at one time that have been cheated or plagiarized, 3rd offense rules apply.

     

    • Students found cheating on a final exam will receive an automatic zero for the final, which will result in an F on their transcript. Infractions include:
      • Operating any electronic device once the exam has started.
      • Accessing any website away from their exam module.
      • Using any notes other than their hand-written 3x5 notecard.
      • Any other action used to gain an unfair advantage.

     

    Prevention:

    • Cheating / plagiarism policy will be posted on the Chandler Online Academy website and included in the student handbook.
    • Administration will include the cheating / plagiarism policy on the welcome letter emailed to all students/parents.
    • Teachers will include cheating / plagiarism policy on their introduction pages, as well as on class correspondence throughout the course.