Lincoln Technical Academy
Is committed to
preparing all students to be
college and career ready
of study that challenge them
to think critically, solve
problems, collaborate and be
innovative as they prepare to
compete in a global
CODE OF HONOR
We believe that all Lincoln Technical Academy students are responsible for their actions and for the consequences thereof. All students are expected to abide by the Standards of Conduct.
We expect students who violate our community standards to accept responsibility and admit their error. We hope that students will hold each other to this code, and if they witness a violation – especially if it involves a threat to health or safety – will alert an adult in the school.
We so value the virtues of honesty and responsible conduct that a single determined act of grave dishonesty or rash conduct could cost a student his or her access to Lincoln Technical Academy. These Standards of Conduct detail the unsafe, unhealthy, dishonest, or illegal acts that could result in dismissal:
- Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty
- Stealing, possession of stolen goods, or sale of stolen goods; willful destruction of property
- Lying or other forms of dishonesty
- Possession, use, or evidence of the use of alcoholic beverages, marijuana, or other illegal drugs and narcotics, including tobacco; inappropriate use of prescription drugs and intoxicants (such as cough syrup, spice, synthetic marijuana) on or off the campus
- Willful injury to any person, including verbal harassment or assault
- Deliberate violations of the fire code, including vandalism of fire equipment, burning of materials in any school building, and the setting of false alarms
- Possession of guns, knives, or other weapons on campus
- Violation of the school’s technology acceptable use policy
- Repeated misconduct and continuing violations of school rules
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is a common form of cheating or academic dishonesty in the school setting. It is representing another person's works or ideas as your own without giving credit to the proper source and submitting it for any purpose. Examples of plagiarism can include, but are not limited to:
- Submitting someone else's work, such as published sources in part or whole, as your own without giving credit to the source
- Turning in purchased papers or papers from the Internet written by someone else
- Representing another person's artistic or scholarly works such as musical compositions, computer programs, photographs, drawings, or paintings as your own
- Helping others plagiarize by giving them your work
All stakeholders have a responsibility in maintaining academic honesty. Educators must provide the tools and teach the concepts that afford students the knowledge to understand the characteristics of cheating and plagiarism. Parents must support their students in making good decisions relative to completing coursework assignments and taking exams. Students must produce work that is theirs alone, recognizing the importance of thinking for themselves and learning independently, when that is the nature of the assignment. Adhering to the Code of Honor for the purposes of academic honesty promotes an essential skill that goes beyond the school environment. Honesty and integrity are useful and valuable traits impacting one's life.
Questions or concerns regarding the consequences associated with a violation of the Code of Honor may be directed towards your child's school administration and/or the school district.
What is cheating?
Cheating or academic dishonesty can take many forms, but always involves the improper taking of information from and/or giving of information to another student, individual, or other source. Examples of cheating can include, but are not limited to:
- Taking or copying answers on an examination or any other assignment from another student or other source
- Giving answers on an examination or any other assignment to another student
- Copying assignments that are turned in as original work
- Collaborating on exams, assignments, papers, and/or projects without specific teacher permission
- Allowing others to do the research or writing for an assigned paper
- Using unauthorized electronic devices
- Falsifying data or lab results, including changing grades electronically