• Wylie High School Advanced Academic Integrity Initiative

    In an effort to promote academic equity among peers the following procedures shall apply to courses offered at Wylie High School. It is the responsibility of every student, teacher, administrator, and parent associated with Wylie High School to maintain a culture which exudes academic integrity.

    What is Academic Dishonesty?

    Academic dishonesty or academic misconduct is any type of cheating that occurs in relation to a formal or informal academic exercise which would give a student an unfair academic advantage.

     The list of violations includes (but is not limited to):

    ·         Plagiarism

    o    The adoption or reproduction of original creations of another author (person, collective, organization, community or other type of author, including anonymous authors) without due acknowledgment.

    ·         Unauthorized collusion

    o   Secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others

    ·         Aiding in another student’s malpractice

    ·         Copying the work of another student

    ·         Allowing work to be copied

    ·         Duplication of work and/or research submitted for different assignments

    ·         Fabrication of data

    ·         Possessing unauthorized material during an examination

    ·         The use or attempted use of unauthorized material during an examination

    ·         Sharing information related to an examination by any means with other students

    ·         Stealing examination papers

    ·         Falsifying academic records

    ·         Failure to report witnessed irregularities

    ·         Any other behavior that gains an unfair advantage for a student or that affects the results of another student

    What are the Consequences of Violating this Initiative?

    First Offense:

    ·         Parents of all students involved will be contacted and proper documentation will be placed in SKYWARD.

    ·         All students involved will receive a grade of a zero with an opportunity to receive a “70.”

    o   To receive a “70” each student involved must write a one-page essay (single-spaced, 12pt New Roman font) about academic integrity and complete an alternate assignment or assessment. The essay must be turned in to the teacher with whom the incident concerns. The student(s) will then be allowed to complete the alternate assignment or assessment. Both the essay and alternate assignment must be completed within three (3) days of the date of the incident report. Essays and documentation will be on file until the end of the current school year.

     

    Offenses Which Take Place after the First Offense:

    ·         Parents of all students involved will be contacted and proper documentation will be placed in SKYWARD.

    ·         All students involved will receive a zero in the gradebook with no opportunity to make up that particular assignment.

    ·         Participation and membership in various academic and extracurricular organizations will come under review (both temporary and permanent) by the sponsor of that particular organization of which the student(s) is a member. If grounds for removal are found, dismissal proceedings will begin.

    Offenses may which could be considered as behavioral are subject to be handled by the administrator over the student. Depending on the severity of the incident in question (as outlined by the Wylie ISD Student Handbook), consequences may include:

    ·         In-School Suspension

    ·         Out-of-School Suspension

    ·         Reassignment to Alternative Educational Facilities

    ·         Criminal Action Being Taken

    Documentation:

    Any offense will be documented in SKYWARD under “Academic Dishonesty” and will remain in the system until the end of the current school year.