Academic Integrity Policy

  • J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy students must strive to meet the highest academic standards possible.  Academic integrity should be the guiding principle that one’s work is representative of one’s own thinking and understanding.  It is also the acknowledgement of information derived from other’s thinking. Plagiarism, cheating, and other acts of intellectual dishonesty are violations of academic integrity, our school-wide expectations for students, and Elizabeth Public Schools’ Code of Conduct.  

    Plagiarism, is claiming another person’s work as one’s own and/or assisting in the ‘copying’ of someone else’s work or one’s own work from another assignment or class (e.g. copying a friend’s homework or being the friend that provides homework to be copied).  It is failing to credit authorship (e.g. not citing a text or person when making a claim that is not one’s own) or taking answers from other sources when being asked to demonstrate knowledge (e.g. cheating on a test). 

    Plagiarism is academic fraud.  As such, students will be given due consequences, such as loss of credit for the assignment, additional assignments, and/or disciplinary action.