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The following unacceptable behaviors are considered a violation of the Integrity Code. 

Cheating is defined as submitting for credit as one’s own, someone else’s work obtained either in or out of school; giving or receiving from another student unauthorized assistance in the preparation of that work for credit, and using any unauthorized materials in the preparation of work for credit.

Attempted cheating is defined as the attempt to accomplish any of the above.

Plagiarism is defined as submission of work copied directly from any source whatsoever that is not properly enclosed in quotation marks and acknowledged by parenthetical documentation and/or in the Works Cited; paraphrasing and/or restating an author’s original idea that is not acknowledged by parenthetical documentation and/or in the Works Cited.

Lying is defined as the willful and knowledgeable telling of an untruth and any other form of deceit, be it oral or written. This includes but is not limited to lying to administration and faculty members; forging or falsifying any official school document (i.e. progress report, detention slip, etc.); lying to Honor Code Council members during investigations and/or hearings.

Stealing is defined as taking or appropriating, without permission to do so, any property belonging to any member of the Peninsula Catholic High School community, property located on the school grounds, and property belonging to members of another school while they are visiting PC or while PC is a guest at their school.

Toleration is defined as the knowledge and acceptance of any of the above (i.e. cheating, attempted cheating, plagiarism, lying, and stealing). A student has an obligation to inform any faculty member, administrative authority, or adult member of the Honor Code Council within three school-days. Failure to do so is considered toleration, which is itself a violation of the honor code.