Academic Honesty Policy

ACADEMIC HONESTY

Honest behavior is an expectation for all students in the San Dieguito Union High School District. The purpose of this policy is to create and maintain an ethical academic atmosphere.

"Academic honesty" means that all academic work is the legitimate, truthful work of the student. Students submit tests, essays, projects, and homework that are free from fraud or deception. When taking tests or submitting homework, students rely on their own knowledge and preparation, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher. Students credit sources used when the wording, ideas, facts, statistics, or opinions of other persons or books are utilized.

Honest, ethical behavior is an essential component in the learning process. The superintendent is authorized to develop an administrative regulation designed to create and maintain an academic atmosphere of honesty in the San Dieguito Union High School District.