File: JFA (pdf)
Adopted: April 10, 2007
Associated Regulation: JFA-R
ACADEMIC HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION AND RATIONALE
BVSD Mission: the Boulder Valley School District challenges students to achieve their academic, creative and physical potential in order to become responsible, contributing citizens.
The Boulder Valley School District recognizes the importance of promoting a learning environment that values academic honesty. In order to foster ethical behavior in our students and thus meet the goals outlined in the BVSD Mission Statement and the graduation requirements prescribed in the New Century Graduate, we believe that educating all students regarding the characteristics of academic integrity is a critical component in successfully preparing them for their future endeavors.
When engaged in learning activities, students should demonstrate the discipline necessary to seek guidance from their instructor rather than resorting to inappropriate behaviors that may undermine their own academic and personal development. Therefore, the District will actively support our students in taking ownership of their learning both inside and outside of the classroom. District educators will encourage the development of ethical behavior in their students and support constructive dialogue regarding the characteristics of academic integrity in their classes. This is a shared responsibility of all parties: students, parents, and District educators.
SECTION II: POLICY
Boulder Valley School District students are expected to respond to academic challenges with the highest degree of integrity and honesty that support the culture of the community and the characteristics of the New Century Graduate.
C.R.S. § 22-29-101 and 103, Character Education
End of File: JFA