Clarification of BHS Standards of Academic Honesty
We at BHS believe that people learn more effectively and build strength of character by doing their own reading, writing, test taking, research, and assignments. Students gain the most from their education by evaluating, reflecting on, and revising their own work. We also recognize that students frequently work with others as part of a group project or to seek help, and that sometimes what constitutes cheating or plagiarism can be confusing. This clarification of cheating and plagiarism is designed to prevent students from damaging their credibility, their academic record, and their future prospects. It is also intended to support your progress as a learner. Our expectation is that students maintain individual accountability without misrepresenting their work and integrity. Brookline High School has a strong policy to address cheating and plagiarism, as described in the handbook. These pages clarify that policy, provides examples and includes a pledge to uphold that policy that students are asked to sign at the end.