A student has an obligation to exhibit honesty and to respect the ethical and moral standards of the Catholic Church and Bishop McCort High School. This respect must be evident in how he/she carries out his/her academic assignments. A student may be found to have violated this obligation if he/she:
- Uses materials or sources, or employs devices,not authorized by the instructor during an academic evaluation.
- Provides assistance to another person in a manner not authorized by the instructor during an academic evaluation.
- Receives assistance from another person not authorized by the instructor during an academic evaluation.
- Engages in unauthorized possession, buying, selling, obtaining or using a copy of any materials intended to be used as an instrument of academic evaluation.
- Practices any form of deceit in an academic evaluation.
- Presents as ones own for academic evaluation, the ideas, representation,or words of another person or persons without customary and proper acknowledgement of sources.
- Submits the work of another person or student in a manner that represents the work to be ones own.
- Knowingly permits ones work to be submitted by another person without the instructors authorization.
- Attempts to influence or change ones academic evaluation, record or grade for reasons other than achievement or merit.
- Fails to cooperate, if called upon, in the investigation or disposition of any allegation of dishonesty pertaining to another student, or any other breech of a students obligation to exhibit honesty.
Students found in violation of the integrity code will be issued demerits by the classroom teacher and referred to the Assistant Principal for further sanctions which may include detention, suspension, and/or expulsion from Bishop McCort Catholic High School. All students found in violation of the academic integrity code will receive 10 demerits and their parents will be contacted by the administration.