At St. Louis, we hold a high standard of integrity to ensure that the Secondary School Credit (SSC) you earn with us follows the same Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines as any Secondary School or Adult Education facility in Ontario. To maintain the integrity of earning a Secondary School Credit (SSC), a student must:
- have a recorded 90-110 hours of instruction, self-study or cooperative hours (depending on the program format);
- complete all assignments and evaluations
- and achieve a minimum grade of 50%.
If any of these are in question, students are encouraged to discuss concerns in-person with their instructor and the school Principal or Vice-Principal.
What is Plagiarism?
Plagiarism is a serious offence.
Plagiarism is commonly defined as “the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own”.
Plagiarism is an act of dishonesty, cheating and diminishes academic standards and is subject to disciplinary action.
Do not copy someone else’s work – all, any or in part, including cutting and pasting from internet sources or another student’s lesson. Teachers who suspect or identify plagiarism will assign a mark of zero for that lesson, part of that lesson or completed assignment and report it to a school Administrator. Continued plagiarism, after being warned, can result in removal from the course or program area.
For more information on the steps to avoid plagiarism, please consult any St. Louis teacher.