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Student Integrity Policy

Integrity [in-teg-ri-tee]


1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

2. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished:


Student Integrity Policy

Hale Charter Academy expects students to be honest and ethical at all times in their pursuit of educational goals.   The Faculty and administration, in collaboration with all school and community stakeholders, are committed to the belief that honesty and integrity are integral components of the educational process.   Violations of academic honesty and integrity occur when a student participates in any act in which they use deception or fraud while performing any school activity.

Violations include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Using study aids such as calculators, tape recorders, or notes when not authorized by the instructor.
  2. Cheating on examinations, assignments, or experiments (allowing another student to copy one’s answers or copying the answers of other students; copying or sharing other students’ work, exchanging information by any means, including verbal exchanges, sign language, hand signals, secret codes, passed notes, creation of a distraction for the purpose of cheating; changing answers on a previously scored test, assignment or experiment; inventing information and/or data.)
  3. Allowing another student to assume one’s identity in order to fulfill an assignment or take a test.
  4. Submitting for a grade the words, ideas, and/or written work (including laboratory notes and drawings and internet materials) of another person without giving due credit to that person.  This includes purchased papers, or papers written by other students or persons.
  5. Falsifying or attempting to falsify attendance records and/or grade rosters.
  6. Conspiring with other student to commit any of the above behaviors.

Students who participate in any of the above will be dealt with in a manner reflecting the seriousness of these violations.  Students have the right to appeal disciplinary actions through the Hale Charter Academy Integrity Review Committee.

{Please see the student handbook in the binder reminder for more information.}