Student Code of Conduct
Students in a "virtual building" need to follow certain rules. As a Georgia Virtual School student, you must conduct yourself with the highest standards of honesty.
Any attempt to cheat, plagiarize, falsify information, or receive credit for work you did not do will be considered dishonest behavior and will be dealt with accordingly by the instructor, facilitator, and the Georgia Virtual School Program administration. Unless your teacher expressly states otherwise, all work must be original and entirely the student's own work without any outside help which includes other students, parents, textbooks, internet or any other outside source. Assignments that require documentation and/or references must adhere to guidelines presented by the teacher. When in doubt, clarify with your teacher before beginning an assignment or submitting it.
The following are examples of some, but not all, acts that are considered dishonest behavior:
Plagiarism (representing another person's ideas, words, expressions, or data in writing or presentation without properly acknowledging the source).
Submitting work through the use of another person's password/login is considered dishonest behavior. Student logins/passwords are confidential information that should not be shared with others. Any assignments, work, or projects posted while using another student's login will be considered plagiarism. Allowing another person, even a family member, to use your login and submit work on your behalf is also considered to be dishonest behavior.
Cheating (intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized material, assistance, or study aids in any academic work). The use of online translators or any other type of assistance on graded assignments i.e. dropbox assignments, quizzes, and tests is considered cheating, UNLESS expressly allowed by your teacher. Cheating includes copying another student's work and submitting it as your own or sharing your work with another student. Be sure to get your teacher's permission before working with a classmate on an assignment.
Performing work or taking an examination for another student.
Submitting your own work from another course or previous semester and presenting it as work that was completed for the current course.
Falsification and/or misrepresentation of data (submitting made up data or sources).
Computer crimes (damaging computer programs, hacking, constructing viruses, introducing viruses into a system, copying programs, misuse of pager or email, etc.) Accessing, sending, creating or posting material or communication that is:
Obscene, lewd, profane, offensive, indecent, sexually explicit, or pornographic;
Threatening or demeaning to another person; or
Harassing and/or bullying.
Academic dishonesty and the sending/creating/posting of any inappropriate material will result in one or more of the following actions:
Loss of grade points
Disciplinary action via local school in accordance with local school or district policy
Removal from the course
Failure to receive credit for the course