Hazel Park Preparatory Academy
Hazel Park Preparatory Academy Academic Honesty Policy Middle Years Programme
At Hazel Park Preparatory Academy we promote rigorous academic integrity through meaningful work, accountability, and cooperation between staff and students to achieve success. We encourage our students to be:
Inquirers: who acquire the skills to conduct inquiry and research
Knowledgeable: who explore concepts and ideas and perspectives
Principled: who act with integrity and honesty and take responsibility for their own
Open-minded: who are open to other points of view
Risk-takers: who take chances and are willing to try new things
Academic Honesty- using your own skills and abilities make intellectual contributions to all classroom work
Plagiarism-claiming someone’s else knowledge or intellectual property as your own intentionally or unintentionally
Coming to class without materials to work
Talking during a test
Not fully participating in group work
Copying someone else’s paper
• Claiming credit for someone else’s work
• Copying verbatim from a source without proper citation
Roles and Responsibilities
The Principal understands and encourages academic honesty, promotes a positive
school culture, and provides resources to support academic honesty.
Teachers share and provide support for academic honesty across the IB programmes. Teachers will reinforce the academic honesty policy.
They will give specific requirements and written examples of proper citation for a variety of sources.
Parents will provide support by sharing school’s academic honesty policy. They will encourage ethical behavior and monitor students’ work.
Students will follow the academic honesty policy. They will model ethical behavior and be responsible for their actions and any consequences that accompany them. It is the responsibility of the student to be focused on the task at hand (do not do work for other classes). If a student is caught plagiarizing, the student will receive a zero with the opportunity to make up the work.
Individually differentiated or accommodated work as outlined by student Individual Education Plans (IEP) will be taken in to consideration on a case-by-case basis as deemed necessary.
will use the following grading scale:
A 93% A- 90%
B+ 87% B 83% B- 80%
C+ 77% C 73% C- 70%
D+ 67% D 63% D- 60%
N 59% or less
For grading purposes the following will be used: 40% Formative Assessment
60% Summative Assessment
Late work is dependant on the discretion of the teacher. Please see individual syllabi for further information.
Summative Assessment Make-up Policy
To make up summative assessment students must:
Earned a D+ or lower
Taken the test during assigned time- unless absent
Complete a test retake assignment as described by teacher
Initiate the retake process
Retake within 1 week of receiving original score
*End of quarter summative assessments cannot be made-up.
**Special circumstances will be at the discretion of the teacher as they are professionals and can use their professional judgment.
This policy shall be distributed to students, parents, and staff at the beginning of the academic school year. It will also be available on the Hazel Park Preparatory Academy website.
A committee will review this policy yearly to make any necessary changes.