Academic Dishonesty

According to the M‐DCPS Code of Student Conduct, cheating is defined as using unauthorized answers or sources to receive credit for schoolwork. Some examples are looking at someone else’s paper, copying from your notebook when you are supposed to use only your memory, or copying someone else’s homework because you did not complete yours.

Plagiarism is a form of cheating when you present another person’s words or ideas as your own without giving the originator credit for the information. Some common examples of plagiarism are copying information from a book without using quotation marks and without including a bibliography at the end of the assignment listing the sources used. All information in academic assignments that is not common knowledge must be cited and documented. An example of common knowledge is: Miami is a city in Florida.
Forms of academic dishonesty include but are not limited to:

  • Plagiarism
  • Fabrication
  • Deception
  • Sabotage
  • Cheating
  • Impersonation

At the Center for International Education, the faculty, administrators, and student representatives encourage all students to achieve at the highest level of their abilities with academic honesty and personal integrity. Our Honor Code serves as a guide to uphold academic honesty. In the words of Aristotle, “The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.”

The Honor Code was created to establish a common understanding as to what constitutes cheating. The penalties are intended to promote growth in character and not simply as punishment. Violation of the Honor Code policy will resort in the following progressive plan:

  • Violation 1
    • Office referral; Zero on assignment; teacher informs parent
  • Violation 2
    • Office referral; administration informs parent; Zero on assignment
  • Violation 3
    • Office referral; administration informs parent; dismissal from the Cambridge (AICE) Magnet Program at CIE.