In an online program, as in a traditional classroom, each student is responsible for doing his or her own work. It is important that you understand plagiarism and cheating well enough to avoid them, because these are actions which undermine your learning, and for which you can receive failing grades in courses or in extreme cases be expelled.
Any charges that result in a decision to expel will be noted on a student's permanent record. If the principal proceeds with an expulsion, he/she will schedule an expulsion hearing before the board or an appropriate committee of the board following the process as outlined in the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act (Minn. Stat. Section 121A.47). Please refer to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act for a complete explanation of the expulsion process.
When any student charged with academic dishonesty wishes to contest an action by any staff, the student may do so in writing to the Minnesota Department of Education. Please refer to the Pupil Fair Dismissal Act for a complete explanation of the appeal process.
Respectful communication is important in any online community, and is required at Minnesota Virtual School for Success. Offensive language of any kind, including profanity, racial slurs, personal insults, indications of sexual or physical harassment, or hate speech will not be tolerated in academic work or in informal exchanges anywhere within the Minnesota Virtual School for Success environment.