ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY

Batavia High School believes that learning best occurs in an atmosphere of academic honesty in which students have developed a high sense of responsibility and exhibit a high standard of integrity. Batavia High School will not tolerate nor condone academic dishonesty.

Definition of Cheating/Academic Dishonesty – Cheating occurs when a student obtains or assists others in obtaining credit for work that is not his/her own.

  • After a student has been found to be academically dishonest, they will face both academic and behavioral interventions.  

ACADEMIC INTERVENTIONS

All Offenses Teacher places student on the Department/Course Remediation Process

  • Student completes the process by the teacher-given deadline and earns the new grade

OR

  • Student fails to complete the process and earns a zero for the assignment

 

BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS

1st Offense Teacher Steps

  • Teacher records incident via PowerSchool (Discipline Log) for documentation purposes
  • Parent and/or student conference with teacher
  • Clarify/re-teach expectations with student
2nd Offense Discipline Referral completed and sent to Dean of Students

  • Teacher completes a referral via PowerSchool for documentation purposes
  • Loss of Privileges (can include social consequences, directed Bulldog Hour, etc.)
  • Character Development discussion/curriculum with the dean
3rd Offense Discipline Referral completed and sent to Assistant Principal for Curriculum & Instruction

  • Teacher completes a referral via PowerSchool for documentation purposes
  • Notification to staff regarding letters of recommendations (college, scholarship, etc.)
  • Possible exclusion from Senior Honors Night, National Honor Society, etc.
  • Possible loss of scholarships from Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence or BEA