As reflected in our Mission Statement
, AIS strives to develop community members that, “have a solid sense of self and respect for others—as individuals, as members of a group, as citizens of their nations, and as members of the global community.” Students support this in their Student Statement of Beliefs
when they pledge to, “respect who others are, to have a solid sense of who we are, and to strive to develop our beliefs and sense of self through respectful coexistence and interactions with other members of the AIS community” and vow to, "commit to academic honesty including but not limited to never cheating and/or plagiarizing.” These beliefs can find their foundation in the ten characteristics articulated in the IB Learner Profile
. To this end, it is imperative that the community recognize the importance of integrity, not just in academic areas, but in every aspect of daily life.
All members of the AIS community are expected to adhere to the academic honesty standards set forth in this document. Community members should take advantage of the expertise and resources of the school librarians when questions arise about plagiarism, copyright
, other ethical issues, and good academic practice for referencing sources. Teachers will not only teach academic honesty but will also model good practice. Administrators will support them in this effort. Parents also have a role to play by becoming informed of the expectations placed on students and supporting these practices. Together, all community members, working under the same understandings, will create an environment that promotes academic honesty.