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Student Expectations

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Student Expectations
 
Respect
 
Expect to be treated with great respect; you are a guest here, welcome as you would be in our homes.
 
We respect the same respect in return.
 
Respect the Magnet Academy. We are a small school on a very large campus. It is a privilege to be part of our community. Don't take advantage of it and represent the Magnet Academy in a positive.
 
Courtesy
 
Expect us to be courteous toward you and expect us to help you be courteous toward each other.
 
Learning
 
Expect to learn a lot here, not just about your academic subjects, but about yourself and the world.
 
Keep an open mind about things you don't know about.
 
And definitely keep an open mind about going to college; this is what we are preparing you for.
 
Academics
 
Expect to be kept busy with reading, writing and projects. We have a lot of books, ideas, skills and concepts we want to share with you and we hope to help you grow academically.
 
We expect you to try your very best and always PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
 
Keep your grades up. D's and F's are unacceptable. You will not receive class credit for F's and will be required to retake the class. D's are not accepted by colleges and Magnet teachers don not give D grades.
 
You must maintain a 2.5 GPA to participate in sports, leadership, and Magnet Academy activities (field trips,etc.)
 
Attendance 
 
Expect to come to school everyday and be in class on time, prepare with your notebooks, pens and pencils.
 
If you are planning to miss more than 3 days at a time, your parent MUST contact the office so that we may put you on an Independent Study Contract.
 
If we see that you have reoccurring absences, we will contact your parents and put you on a Daily Sign-In Sheet.
 
Environment
 
Expect to keep your classrooms, office and school clean. We have wonderful custodians. They have a huge job to do and shouldn't have to pick after us.  
 
Recycle paper, cans and plastic bottles when possible.
 
Let's all do our part to make this a clean campus and a clean world.
 
Support
 
Expect us to support you best efforts to learn and grow. That's why we are here.
 
ASK for help when you need it. We are ALL here to help you.
 
We need full support from your family. Your mom, dad, brothers, sisters and other relatives are ALWAYS welcome in our classrooms and in the office.
 
Athletic Eligibility
 
Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA (no more than 2 fails) to be eligible for athletics competition. Eligibility is checked using the official computer report card grades, not written grade reports or letters from teachers or counselors. Fremont High School Policy states that teachers cannot change your grade unless it was a legitimate mistake (computer error,etc). It is your responsibility as a Fremont student-athlete to earn the grades you need to be eligible for athletic competition so that your grades are not even in question when eligibility is determined.
 
Academic Integrity
 
Academic Integrity is a commitment to the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility in the academic process. Students at John C. Fremont Magnet Academy High School are expected to demonstrate Academic Integrity. Each student is expected to do his or her own work. All work submitted by students should be a true reflection of their best effort and ability. This includes, but is not limited to, tests, homework, computer work, class assignments, essays, compositions, projects, reports and research.
 
The words "cheating" and "plagiarism' are often used interchangeably. Both involve passing off someone else's words and/or ideas as your own. Both are unacceptable.
 
The following are examples of cheating and plagiarism and they are unacceptable at Fremont Magnet Academy:
  • Copying homework and submitting it as your own.
  • Allowing someone to copy your work and submit it as his or her own.
  • Looking at others test or sharing what is on a test verbally or electronically.
  • Letting your project partner do all the work and just putting your name on the final project.
  • Turning i someone's old project as your own.
  • Not properly citing the words, pictures, music, video, or other forms of communication in your research projects.
  • Copying and pasting from an online source and submitting it as your own.
  • Paraphrasing source material without proper citations.
  • Hiring someone to write a paper, buying a paper, or downloading a paper from an online source.
  • Making up sources or listing sources you did not consult.
How can you avoid cheating and/ or plagiarism?
  • Organize your time so you are not rushing at the last minute to complete an assignment.
  • Keep careful and accurate notes as you do research.
  • Rework information into your own words and add personal observations.
  • When you do use another's work make sure you attribute and cite properly.
  • Always include a bibliography, a list of source.
Range of Possible Consequences for Cheating/ Plagiarism
  • Zero on Assignment
  • Teacher Conference
  • Parent Notification
  • Documentation of incident on student referral form.
  • Teacher, parent, counselor, conference.
  • Suspension