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Academic Honesty

At Coast High School, academic honesty is essential. Teachers will evaluate student work to ensure that it accurately reflects student efforts, subject matter knowledge, and skill set mastery. Each student is expected to complete his/her own assignments, and to contact the teacher for clarification or review and reteaching if they need assistance in understanding concepts or content. Exams are proctored by highly qualified teachers.


Any incident of academic dishonesty is reported to the school administrator and will be placed in the student record. If it is determined that a student has not done his/her own work, the student may receive a variety of consequences, including a grade of No Credit (NC) and loss of all academic honors including scholar and recognition awards. Students may be placed on probation or transferred to another school if academic honesty practices persist or are extreme in nature.


Examples of Academic Dishonesty:


  • When doing research or other assignments, not giving proper credit (footnotes, citations, and/or bibliography in compliance with teacher instructions) to those sources used in order to avoid plagiarism and copying work from the internet.
  • Copying and pasting sections of the online text or other sources into the Edgenuity assignment
  • Completing assignments for another student
  • Copying or accepting any answers from another student, friend, family member or the internet
  • Giving any answers to another student
  • Communicating with another student while completing an assignment or taking a test
  • Taking a test in any place other than the testing area (unless directed by the teacher)
  • Having books or papers in the testing area
  • Copying answers from the answer key before assignment is completed
  • Taking a test home (unless directed by the teacher)
  • Taking pictures of a test/quiz/assignment or using a cell phone during a test/quiz/assignment


All students involved in acts of academic dishonesty, including provider and recipient, will have consequences for their behavior.