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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. Coast High School also utilizes anti-plagiarism technology to ensure academic honesty and fairness.


Incidents of academic dishonesty are 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 one or more of the following: lowered grade in the course, dropped from the course (No Credit), grade of "F" for the test or assignment, final grade of "F" in the course, suspension, and/or 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/or pasting sections of online text or other sources into ANY Edgenuity assignment, quiz, or test, including practice or study guides. Do not copy and paste.
  • Completing assignments for another student
  • Copying, pasting, 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.