Academic Honesty

Academic Honesty Procedures Robinson High School

Reporting, Recording, and Monitoring

Robinson High School has adopted a policy of consequences that considers that students are young people who make mistakes.  It is important that students understand what they have done and why it is unethical, and that repeated offenses lead to stronger consequences.  The following are cumulative offenses at Robinson High School, not just in one class.

First offense:

  • Teacher writes a referral to the administrator and the teacher notifies the counselor and the parents.
  • The student will meet with the administrator and write a reflection on the incident.  The administrator will keep the reflection and record the offense in SIS. 
  • The student will be required to re-write or re-take the assessment within 10 school days for no more than 75% of the grade.  If a student does not complete the work in the time prescribed, she/he will receive a zero. 

Second offense:

  • Teacher writes a referral to the administrator and the teacher notifies the counselor and the parents. 
  • The student will meet with the administrator and write a reflection on the incident. 
  • The student will be required to re-write or re-take the assessment within 10 school days for no more than 60% of the grade.  If a student does not complete the work in the time prescribed, she/he will receive a zero.
  • The student, parent, teacher, counselor, and administrator have a face-to-face meeting. 
  • The student is given 2 Saturday detentions (to be assigned by the principal or his designee)
  • The incident is reported to the Honor Societies of which the student is a member.  (All honor societies will post rosters on the P drive)

Third offense and more:

  • At this point academic dishonesty is considered chronic and a case of insubordination.  The teacher will immediately refer the student to the administrator who will treat it as a disciplinary issue.  The student will be required to re-write or re-take the assessment within 10 school days for no more than 50% of the grade.  If a student does not complete the work in the time prescribed, she/he will receive a zero. 

In IB exam-level classes, additional consideration is given to the IB Internal and external assessments.  Students who are guilty of plagiarism or collusion on an IA or external assessment to be mailed to an outside evaluator will be asked, if time allows, to re-do the assignment so that it meets the standards for submission to IB. If counted as a class assignment, the student will receive no more than 60%.