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Academic Integrity at Convent & Stuart Hall High Schools

“Academic integrity is required of all members of our community. Homework, papers, tests, and major assignments are to be the work of the individual student. Copying and/or sharing of assignments, submitting any work that is not one’s own, cheating on any test or passing on of test information, and plagiarism are not tolerated. Cheating can display an isolated poor choice, or in some cases, a need for intervention. Regardless, academic integrity violations undermine the trust that is required in an academic environment. Continued violations may result in removal from the community in the form of suspension or dismissal, and may be reported as part of the college application process.”

Convent & Stuart Hall Parent/Student High School Handbook.” Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco. p 9. <>.



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Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the moral code and ethical policy of academia.

Highlights of academic integrity include the avoidance of cheating and/or plagiarism; maintenance of academic standards; honesty and rigor in research and academic publishing.

The proper use of citation styles can protect writers from accusations of plagiarism, which is the intentional or accidental uncredited use of source material created by others. Citing sources accurately builds credibility by demonstrating accountability to source materials.


When Do You Need to Cite?

  • When you use ideas, quotations, diagrams, images, videos, or audio clips that are not your own work.

  • When you present specific information, e.g. statistics.

  • When you include any information that is not generally agreed upon by scholars or is considered controversial.

Why Scholars Cite:

"Regardless of the convention being followed, the primary criterion of any source citation is sufficient information either to lead readers directly to the sources consulted or, . . . to positively identify the sources used . . .”

(The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2010). 655.)

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