Students were informed Wednesday, January 15 of a new testing protocol involving
electronic devices. The following protocol will be implemented effective immediately:
MHS staff will collect all electronic devices (cell phones, iPods,
etc.) from students prior to distributing tests and will not return
them to students until all tests have been collected. If a student
does not comply with the request, there will be consequences for
academic misconduct as well as insubordination. If students are
caught with a second device on their person, the test will be
collected and the student will be escorted to Student Services to see his/her dean.
If students do not want to turn in their phones, they should not bring
them to the classroom. Students will be responsible for lost or
damaged phones as long as they remain in the classroom during the
We understand that collecting cell phones will not eliminate the
cheating problem, but it does mimic the secure testing conditions on
all standardized tests (ACT, PSAT, SAT, AP) as well as the
expectations of most college courses.
If you have any questions about this new preventative measure we will
be holding a Parent Forum on Academic Integrity Wednesday night,
January 22 (7:00 - 8:30 pm) at MHS.