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On this site you will find assignments for my English One and English 3AE classes. I encourage you to consult this page daily to review assignments and new content.

If you have any questions regarding the content on this site or either of the courses please e-mail me at krubner@abschools.org

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Academic Integrity Statement

"The International Center for Academic Integrity defines academic integrity as a commitment to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility"  (The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity ).

Academic integrity is first about honesty. Honesty means submitting work that is yours and citing other people’s ideas when incorporating them into your work. Honesty fosters trust, which is the ability of others to trust you and your ability to trust your skills when faced with challenges.  It takes courage to demonstrate personal responsibility and open yourself and your work to the criticism of others. By taking responsibility for your own work, you will maximize the benefits of the education you receive here at AB.   

An academically honest person earns the respect of his teachers, peers, and community.  Being academically dishonest  undermines your education because you are unable to benefit from your teachers' assessments of your skills and suggestions for improvement because the work they are evaluating is not yours.   When you are academically dishonest, you are doing a disservice to your community and to yourself.    By maintaining academic integrity, you are preparing to be a person of honesty, responsibility, and respect.  

Please refer to Appendix 9 in the  ABRHS student handbook to read more about academic integrity  and  our policy regarding  what academic  integrity entails at the high school.

We will work together throughout the year  to ensure that the work you create in your classes represents your original thoughts and ideas.

Works Cited

The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity. Second Edition. International Center

for Academic Integrity Under Creative Commons. Web. 08 Sept 2014.