Academic Integrity Policy
Brentwood Middle School, we believe that the development of
character is a key aspect of
We are charged with the responsibility of
helping students to grow academically, socially, and ethically, to
become effective citizens who will act with integrity.
The BMS faculty is dedicated to these
Behavior such as cheating and plagiarism
will not be tolerated at BMS, not only because it is self-defeating for
the student, but because it is a reality of life.
Plagiarism is illegal.
Individual students are solely responsible
for their own work; they will be held accountable for any deceitful
actions which undermine this premise.
Academic dishonesty falls under two basic
Cheating and Plagiarism
Cheating is defined as, but not limited to, the
Representing the work of
others as oneís own work.
By both copying from
another studentís work as well as allowing your work to be copied.
By giving another student
answers during a test, quiz, or any other assignments without your
teacherís approval; for example, talking during a test.
By using electronic means
(such as text messaging, email, photo mail, etc.) to copy homeroom
assignments, projects, or communication test answers.
Referring to a book,
person, or any other resource while you are taking a Reading Counts
using, or distributing tests, quizzes, answer keys, teacher manuals
or teacher textbooks etc.
Plagiarism is defined as, but not limited to, the
Not using quotation
marks, and/or proper citation to denote material that has been
directly quoted from another source.
Paraphrasing an author
without giving proper citation.
Violating copyright laws
by not following fair use guidelines.
Offenses will be recorded by
By violating the academic integrity policy,
student offenders will not be considered for the National Junior Honors
Society, the Golden Viking Award, or any other honor with character as a
Administration will be
Student must complete an
alternative assignment, paper or test
Saturday school assigned
Zero for assignment,
paper or test
Student must complete
assignment, paper or test for no credit
ISS assigned by
administration provided all of first offense consequences were