Taking your high school credit course at DataWiz Academy
The key to student success is regular attendance. Students would be jeopardizing their opportunity to learn and reach their true potential if they do not attend/log on regularly and participate in their courses seriously. We highly encourage all students to take full advantage of the hybrid classes as there is a correlation between attendance and grades.
Teachers will be monitoring attendance patters for the students and will work with the them and their parents/guardians to support the students in any way possible. If student attendance issues cannot be resolved, the main administration will be informed and contact the student’s parents/guardian. If a student is absent for more than three consecutive classes without a valid reason, he/she will be removed from the course. No refund will be provided.
Students attendance will be recordedthrough DataWiz student record management system. Whether the students attend the class in person or via online an attendance will be taken.
Plagiarism and Cheating
“Learning is enhanced when students think independently and honestly”.
At DataWiz Academy, we consider plagiarism as a serious academic offence. It is expected that students will demonstrate respect for the intellectual property rights of others and adhere to a code of honor in all course activities. Students must acknowledge visual or written sources when using the words or the ideas of any other person, or group of persons, for any assignment or project. Each course landing page has a short video on the importance of submitting your own work and properly referencing the work of others. One of the initial components of each course is to watch the plagiarism video and submit a reflection.
Plagiarism is defined by DataWiz as,
The submission of material obtained from a computerized source, with or without minor modifications, as one’s own.
The use of direct quotations, or of material paraphrased and/or summarized by the writer, without proper acknowledgement.
The use of ideas or thoughts of a person other than the writer, without proper acknowledgement.
The submission of an assignment that has been written in part or in whole by someone else as one’s own.
Cheating is defined by DataWiz as,
Allowing one’s assignment to be copied by someone else or providing another student your assignment.
Submission of the same piece of work in more than one course without the permission of the teacher.
The buying and/or selling of assignments, or exam/test questions.
he preparation of an assignment by someone else other than the stated writer.
The unauthorized giving or receiving of information or assistance during an examination or a test.
In the event that a student commits an act of plagiarism, the following steps will be taken:
The first offence of any work that is concluded as being plagiarized will result in an academic warning. The teacher will notify the office of the offence and the student will be given an opportunity to resubmit their own work. Parents will be notified of the offence by the teacher.
Upon a confirmed second offence, the work will be given a mark of zero. Parents will be notified.
A third offence will result in a zero for the submitted work and an academic review by the principal which may result in removal from the course without refund. The parents/guardians will be notified.
Academic dishonesty destroys the integrity of the program by diminishing the learning experience for the entire DataWiz community. Therefore, maintaining academic integrity is highly imperative. Whether intentional or through the ignorance of the policy, acts of academic dishonesty are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
Inappropriate Use of Computer Technology
Learning Management System (LMS) at the Ontario eSecondary is designed for educational purposes only. All use of any LMS tool within the course for any purpose other than the intended educational purpose is prohibited. The inappropriate uses include, but are not limited to criminal, obscene, commercial, or illegal purposes. In the case that a student is found to use technology in an unacceptable manner, the student and parent (if under the age of 18) will be contacted. The consequences of such actions may result in the removal of the student from the course or courses without refund.
Unacceptable behaviours may include, but may not be limited to the following:
creation and transmission of offensive, obscene, or indecent document or images.
creation of defamatory material.
creation and transmission that infringes copyright of another person.
causing technical staff to troubleshoot a problem for which the user is the cause, corrupting or destroying other user’s data.
violating the privacy of others online.
and any other misuse of the network such as introduction of viruses.
Students need to be very vigilant in order to prevent them getting into a situation where they may be suspected of inappropriate use.
Students are reminded to,
Always protect their passwords and not share them with anyone
Always inform their teachers of suspicious messages or other incidents that they encounter
Only access content that is intended for student use.