Academic Honesty Policy
The mission, goals, and program at Renaissance Arts Academy focus on developing autonomous scholars who engage in on-going intellectual and personal growth. Toward that end, Renaissance Arts Academy adheres to a set of guidelines regarding plagiarism designed to help students negotiate the complex pursuit of gaining knowledge for themselves and producing knowledge for others.
Plagiarism is the use of other’s intellectual property knowingly or otherwise without proper recognition and documentation. Plagiarism includes:
- Any verbatim use of paragraphs, sentences, phrases, charts, images, etc. without specific source attribution
- Any paraphrased use of paragraphs, sentences, phrases, charts, images, etc. without specific source attribution.
Advisors discuss with students the importance of academic honesty in the development of new knowledge. They examine with students how writers establish authority and trust through careful research properly verified and documented. Advisors show students how to properly attribute information gathered from sources and follow the MLA format for written work.
When student work makes use of use of other’s intellectual property knowingly or otherwise without proper recognition and documentation of all attributable sources, advisors will meet with the student to discuss any concerns with the work and may schedule a parent conference. The student work is considered incomplete until a properly revised version is turned in.
Repeated instances of plagiarism will result in disciplinary action including but not limited to receiving no credit for the course, detention, or suspension.
For more information on avoiding plagiarism see the “Avoiding Plagiarism” page at: