• From the Chapin Student Handbook:


    There are many forms of academic dishonesty. Plagiarism and other forms of academic cheating will not be tolerated at Chapin High School. We are here to reinforce ethics and integrity as part of student development. Work found to be plagiarized will result in a grade of a zero.  In addition to the academic consequences, academic dishonesty can also jeopardize a students’ standing in the Pre-Engineering Magnet Program, National Honor Society, or any other sports team, club or organization. Students are expected to submit their own, original work, cited properly. It is never appropriate to submit others’ work as your own. For more information on the definition of plagiarism and academic dishonesty, please speak with any administrator.


    According to the EPISD District Student Code of Conduct “Failure to Follow Rules” can result in a disciplinary referral for:


    • Academic dishonesty, including cheating, copying the work of another, plagiarism, or unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing an assignment

    • Attempting to or successfully evading, avoiding, or delaying questioning by a District employee or providing inaccurate information when questioned about possible violations of the SCC

    • Attempting to violate or assisting, encouraging, promoting, or attempting to assist another student in violating the Code of Conduct or help conceal any violation


    2019 EPISD Academic Dishonesty Policy:  A student who receives a failing grade due to academic dishonesty shall not be allowed to redo assignments or retake a test. At the discretion of the teacher, a discipline referral may be issued.  A student found to have engaged in academic dishonesty shall be subject to grade penalities on assignments or tests and disciplinary penalities in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Academic dishonesty includes cheating or copying the work of another student, plagiarism, and unauthorized communication between students during an examination. The determination that a student has engaged in academic dishonesty shall be based on the judgment of the clssroom teacher or another supervising professional employee, taking into consideration written materials, observation, and/or information from students.