Plagiarism is considered a serious offense in an online learning class. Students are trusted to complete their work honestly and independently.
ACCORDING TO THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER ONLINE DICTIONARY, TO "PLAGIARIZE" MEANS
- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
- to use (another's production) without crediting the source
- to commit literary theft
- to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source, including the work of another student
Plagiarism is an action level 1 or 2 offense in the Ann Arbor Public Schools Rights and Responsibility Handbook.
Responses to evidence of plagiarism could include:
- Communication to Parent or Guardian
- Assignment could incur a grade penalty
- Multiple offenses could result in the student earning a grade of "E" for the course.
- Referral will become part of the students permanent record
- Conference with Staff, Parent/Guardian and Student
- Exclusion from taking future online courses
- One-to-Five-Day Suspension
Students are usually given a zero on the associated assignment(s) on the first offense. If the student commits plagiarism again s/he can be subject to receiving an "E" for the course as well as being banded from future online courses. Further details on consequences and any questions can be submitted to Cynthia Leaman, Principal.