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Course Policies


Students in online courses are often tempted to copy and paste from sites like Wikipedia, CourseHero, and Brainly while not realizing that there is a real teacher behind the screen or that their courses are just as important as in-person ones.  In online classes, plagiarism is considered a serious offense. Our teachers too often find materials copied from sites such as these. Plagiarized submissions are not acceptable under any circumstances.

If a student is caught plagiarizing work, their parent will be notified and they will be required to re-do the assignment. If a student has more than one plagiarism offense, they may be subject to removal from the class and/or GPS Global Academy.

Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to:

  • Using ideas from another source without citing (giving credit to) that source.
  • Using direct wording of even short phrases (e.g., 5 or more words in a row) from another source (even a cited source) without quotation marks.
  • Slightly re-wording phrases from another source and passing the phrases as your own.
  • Passing off another student’s work as your own, even if this work was given to you or posted on a work-sharing website.
  • Using images from another source without citing (giving credit to) that source.
  • Using computer code from another source without citing (giving credit to) that source.
  • Collaboration without differentiation to show which contribution is unique to each student in a group.  Note: Group collaboration should not result in a common submission for all participants. Not all assignments permit group work; defer to your instructor if you have questions.

Source: Michigan Virtual Plagiarism Policy

Final Exam

Because asynchronous classes are completed entirely away from school, final exams are an important measure used to determine where the student completed the learning in their course.

Please see this document for more information.