About Cheating & Plagiarism

The procedure describes responses to cheating and plagiarism with all students in Grades 7 to 12. Consequences will be progressive in nature and will take into consideration the following factors:

  • the grade level of the student
  • the maturity of the student
  • the number and frequency of incidents
  • the individual circumstances of the student

Consequences will be based on factors outlined above and may include the following:

  • student redoing part or all of the assignment or assessment (e.g., exam)
  • student completing an alternative assignment or assessment
  • limit student access to recognitions (e.g., school awards, scholarships)

In consultation with administration, additional consequences related to the student’s behaviour may be determined (e.g., detention, suspension, etc.) as per the school’s progressive discipline process. A student’s provincial report card Learning Skills and Work Habits section (e.g., Responsibility, Self-regulation) must be used to reflect incidents of cheating and plagiarism.