Golden Valley Charter School

Academic Dishonesty Policy

Academic Dishonesty Policy 


It is the student’s responsibility to understand and be familiar with the Academic Dishonesty Policy. 

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism, copying, cheating, and AI produced content. The most common form of academic dishonesty is plagiarism. Plagiarism is taking somebody else’s work, including AI, and passing it off as your own. “Somebody else” can refer to any source other than you, including people living or dead, works published or unpublished, a book, the Internet, AI, a classmate, or a friend. Any work that is not your own, unless specifically and clearly labeled as to its source, may be considered plagiarism. The development of the Internet, where articles appear as electronic text, has made the act of copying the work of others much easier. It is therefore very important to include quotations or give appropriate citations in your work. Ask your EF for help if you need further clarification. 

Policy on Academic Dishonesty

If a student is suspected of cheating, the EF will meet with the parent/guardian and the student to assess the situation and allow the student an opportunity to provide an explanation. 

  • If a satisfactory explanation is given, the situation is resolved. 
  • If a satisfactory explanation is not given, the student will receive a zero (F) for the assignment and a warning against future occurrences. The Executive Director, or designee, will be informed and a notation made in the student’s file. 
  • If another act of academic dishonesty is discovered, the student will be referred to the  Executive Director, or designee, for disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may include academic probation and/or disenrollment from the school.