Rolesville High School Academic Honor Code
Members of the Rolesville High School community should embody personal honor, integrity, and responsibility upholding the honor code in all that they do. Per WCPSS Policy 4310, academic honesty is essential to excellence in education and is directly related to the Board's educational objectives for students to promote integrity and self-discipline in students. As all schoolwork is a measure of student performance, academic honesty facilitates an accurate measurement of student learning. Each student, parent, family and staff member must promote a culture that respects and fosters integrity and honesty. Academic integrity and honesty require all stakeholders to share responsibility in the fulfillment of this policy. In fulfilling these responsibilities:
- students will collaborate with their peers to foster a culture of academic integrity; refrain from participating, either directly or indirectly, in any form of cheating or plagiarism; and adhere to the honor code;
- parents and family will actively support the honor code by encouraging their child(ren) to foster and uphold a culture of academic integrity;
- staff will establish and annually teach expectations regarding academic integrity and honesty; and promote the honor code.
Cheating is an academic deception where a student intends in some way to receive or attempt to receive credit for work not originated by the student, to give or receive unauthorized assistance, or to give or receive an unfair advantage on any form of academic work. Cheating includes, but is not limited to: copying from another student’s examination, assignment, or other coursework with or without permission; allowing another student to copy work without authorization from a teacher or administrator; taking an examination, writing a paper, or completing any other assigned academic task on another student’s behalf; using notes or resources in any form, including written or online, without authorization; sharing or accepting from another, without authorization, any examination content, questions, answers, or tips on an assessment or assignment through the use of notes, scratch paper, social media, or any type of written, oral, or electronic communication.
Plagiarism: Plagiarism is using passages, materials, words, ideas, and/or thoughts of someone or something else and representing them as one's own original work without properly crediting the source. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to: copying text, images, charts, or other materials from digital or print sources without proper citation; intentional misrepresentation of work as your own by paraphrasing of items from digital or print sources without proper citation; using translation tools or resources to translate sentences or passages without permission; using a thesis, hypothesis, or idea obtained from another source without proper citation.
Falsification or Deceit: Intentional acts of falsification or serious deceitful misconduct that threaten the health, safety, or welfare of others, or that cause a substantial detrimental impact on school operations or other individuals are prohibited. Falsification or deceit includes, but is not limited to: falsifying another person’s name on a school-related document such as a test or report; buying or selling test questions or answers; copying secure test materials and providing the materials to others; paying for or receiving anything of value to complete a school assignment.
Violations of the Honor Code: When a student cheats, plagiarizes, or falsifies, the student has violated a trust, and the logical consequence is to limit the privileges which show we trust the student. The following consequences will be assigned:
- 1st Offense: Student/teacher conference, parental notification, documentation of the incident, advisers of extra-curricular activities will be notified, no participation in SGA for 2 semesters, Honor Society notified if a member, and student can redo the assignment (highest grade earned can be 60%).
- 2nd Offense: documentation of the incident, advisers of extra-curricular activities will be notified, no participation in SGA for 2 semesters, Honor Society notified if a member, and student can redo the assignment (highest grade earned can be 50%). Student may be assigned administrative disciplinary consequences.
- 3rd Offense and after: Student/teacher conference, parental notification, documentation of the incident, advisers of extra-curricular activities will be notified, no participation in SGA for 2 semesters, Honor Society notified if a member, and student cannot redo the assignment (a ZERO is given). Student may be assigned administrative disciplinary consequences.
Pledge: Each RHS student will be asked to sign the RHS Honor Code as follows:
As members of the Rolesville High School community, we commit ourselves to act honestly, responsibly, and above all, with honor and integrity in all areas of campus life. We are accountable for all that we say, do and write. We are responsible for the academic integrity of our work. We pledge that we will not cheat.