Last Updated: Friday, 19 August 2011
As at any school, students are expected to act with reasonable cooperation and respect towards staff and other students. Teachers and support staff respect students and their authentic concerns. Students are welcome to call their teachers when they need explanation of concepts or assignments or when they have questions about procedures. Markers are to be called concerning the grading of any assignments. A key to success in school is cooperation of all—teachers, students, and parents. The result is pleasant learning situations.
All ADLC students are expected to show respect for fellow students and ADLC staff. The following actions are not tolerated:
- Libel and slander - the communication in print or online of hurtful and/or hateful statements toward another person or group of people.
- Vandalism - deliberate attempts to gain unapproved entry into the ADLC computer network, introducing a virus into ADLC’s computer network, or pirating software from the ADLC network.
- E-mail schemes - spreading information through chain letters, pyramid schemes, copying or forwarding another’s e-mail without prior consent, etc.
- Plagiarism – use of someone’s words or ideas without acknowledging original sources.
ADLC expects all students to give appropriate credit to outside sources of information. Students are taught to acknowledge the use of another’s words or ideas (phrases, sentences, or paragraphs). Lack of adequate reference may mean students are claiming the words or ideas as their own. This is plagiarism. At ADLC, any student who commits plagiarism receives a mark of zero for the assignment in question and may also be subject to further disciplinary action at the discretion of the teacher and administration.
Submitting work (in whole or in part) that has been copied from another student is also a form of plagiarism and results in disciplinary action.
To ensure that student disciplinary actions are fair and just, a student shall have the right to appeal any decision involving unacceptable behaviour. If satisfaction is not received at the level of the school principal of Alberta Distance Learning Centre, a group consisting of the Deputy Superintendent of Schools and other senior administration will hear the appeal. The parent or the guardian acting on the student’s behalf may exercise the right of appeal.
Students in willful and/or persistent violation of these guidelines may face disciplinary action.