|What is Academic Integrity and why do we have a policy?|
|The IB Learner Profile states that students must “act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities.” They are also to “take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.” One of the main purposes of Jefferson’s IB MYP program is to support students in becoming creative, independent, principled learners. To do so, we have developed this school-wide Academic Integrity Policy to define the terms and concepts, highlight the responsibilities of stakeholders, and outline the consequences of malpractice. Students must know the rules, apply the rules, and understand their importance in order to make good choices about their academic success.|
|Pledge for Student Work|
Students sign an affirmation statement when turning in work, examples:Write out this pledge and sign your name. “I affirm that I have not given or received any unauthorized help on this assignment, and that this work is my own.”
“By submitting this assessment, I am affirming that I have not given or received any unauthorized help on this assignment, and that this work is my own.”
|Rights and Responsibilities|
|The school will:
Teachers serve as the primary instructor in the process of understanding academic integrity. Teachers will:
Parents and Guardians should:
|Where can we go to get help with citations?|
|Definitions of types of sources, references to citation conventions and other important information can be found on the TJMS web page here: https://jefferson.apsva.us/library/bibliography/. Great resources are listed below:
Of course, our librarians are there to help as well.
|Complete Academic Integrity Policy|
|Academic Integrity Policy – Updated September 2021|
Students and parents sign a pledge at the beginning of the school year. The pledge is maintained in the student’s academic file.