ACADEMIC HONESTY: It is imperative that Honors and IB students read and understand Charter Oak High School’s Honor Code and the IB Academic Honesty Policy in order to understand and avoid plagiarism, collusion, cheating, duplication of another student’s work (whether a former or current student in the IB Program) and malpractice. This is a serious issue in today’s electronically focused society, and each year students struggle with maintaining authentic individual effort. It appears that some students believe the information found on the internet is for general consumption. IB’s policy states: “All Diploma Programme candidates must understand the basic meaning and significance of concepts that relate to academic honesty, especially intellectual property and authenticity. However, a conceptual understanding alone is not sufficient; candidates must have the knowledge & practical skills to apply such concepts to their work.” Extensive discussion will be held throughout the school year on this topic. Thank you in advance for your ethical and scholarly demeanor.
You can see the entire Academic Honesty Code from International Baccalaureate here.