Academic Honesty Policy



Coast High School students have the unique opportunity to learn according to their individual needs in a safe, small school environment. Some students will be best served in direct instruction classes with teachers providing the bulk of the instruction and giving more personalized face-to-face support. Students participating in the Independent Study program earn their credits by studying and completing their school assignments outside the classroom through independent study instruction. When the student attends their scheduled appointment time, the teacher will evaluate the student work to ensure that the work accurately reflects the student’s efforts, knowledge of subject, and skill level. Each student is expected to follow directions, do his/her own assignments and to contact the teacher for clarification or review if he/she needs assistance in understanding the content.

Disciplinary policies are as follows:

  1. If it is determined that a student has not done his/her own work, they may receive a No Credit (NC) grade. The student will be expected to redo the assignment or be given another assignment of equal rigor, or the grade may be lowered on the assignment.
  2. Incidents of academic dishonesty are reported to the administrator and may be placed in the student record. If the teacher, student and parent are not in agreement of the stated consequences, the administrator will interview the student and make the final decision of school consequences. The student may be placed on contract or may be transferred to another school if academic honesty practices persist or are extreme in nature. Students with a second academic honesty infraction will lose all academic honors including Scholar awards and Recognition awards.

Examples of Academic Dishonesty:

  • When doing research or other assignments, not giving proper credit (footnotes, citations, and/or bibliography in compliance with teacherΓÇÖs instructions) to those sources used in order to avoid plagiarism and copying work from the internet.
  • Copying and pasting sections of the online text or other sources into the Edgenuity assignment
  • Completing assignments for another student
  • Copying or accepting any answers from another student, friend, family member or the internet
  • Giving any answers to another student
  • Communicating with another student while completing an assignment or taking a test
  • Taking a test in any place other than the testing area (unless directed by the teacher)
  • Having books or papers in the testing area
  • Copying answers from the answer key before assignment is completed
  • Taking a test home (unless directed by the teacher)
  • Taking pictures of a test or using a cell phone during a test

All students involved in acts of academic dishonesty, including the giver as well as the receiver, will have consequences for their behavior.