What should I do if my high school student is accused of academic misconduct in Arkansas? VIDEO

When a high school student in Arkansas is accused of academic misconduct, it can have a dramatic effect on your child's ability to attend the college or university of their choice. Academic misconduct charges can include cheating on an exam, using unauthorized internet resources, plagiarism, cheating on college boards, the SAT, SAT subject matter exams, AP exams. It is crucial that your high school student is afforded their due process rights, that their charges are clearly defined, that the process to investigate the charges is fair and that any resolution or sanction is appropriate and proportionate to the offense.

In particular, dealing with the college boards requires a detailed understanding of the process to achieve the best possible outcome. The college board takes misconduct extremely seriously and often acts with a heavy hand in imposing sanctions.

An experienced attorney advisor will be your high school student's best ally to defend against academic misconduct charges and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

Arkansas high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your child's student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

A

  • Acorn Public Schools
  • Alma School District
  • Alpena School District
  • Alread Public Schools
  • Althemier-Unified School District
  • Altus-Denning School District
  • Arkadelphia Public Schools
  • Armorel Public Schools
  • Ashdown Public Schools
  • Atkins School District
  • Augusta Public Schools

B

  • Bald Knob Schools
  • Barton-Lexa School District
  • Batesville School District
  • Bauxite Public Schools
  • Bay School District
  • Bearden Schools
  • Beebe Public Schools
  • Benton Public Schools
  • Bergman School District
  • Berryville School District #27
  • Bismarck Public Schools
  • Blevins Public Schools
  • Blytheville School District
  • Booneville School District
  • Bradford Public Schools
  • Bradley School District
  • Brinkley School District
  • Brookland Public Schools
  • Bryant Public Schools
  • Buffalo Island Central School District

C

  • Cabot Public School District
  • Caddo Hills School District #28
  • Calico Rock Public Schools
  • Camden Fairview School District
  • Carlisle Public Schools
  • Cave City Public Schools
  • Cedar Ridge School District
  • Cedarville Public Schools
  • Centerpoint School District
  • Charleston School District
  • Clarendon Public School District
  • Clarksville Public School System
  • Clay County Central School District
  • Cleveland County School District
  • Clinton School District
  • Concord School District #3
  • Conway Public Schools
  • Corning School District
  • Cossatot River School District
  • Cotter School District
  • County Line School
  • Cross County School District #7
  • Crossett School District
  • Cushman School District
  • Cutter Morning Star Schools

D

  • Danville Public Schools
  • Dardanelle Public Schools
  • Decatur Public Schools
  • Deer-Mount Judea School District
  • Delight School District
  • DeQueen Public Schools
  • Dermott School District
  • Des Arc Public Schools
  • Dewitt School District
  • Dierks Public Schools
  • Dollarway School District
  • Dover Public Schools
  • Drew Central School District
  • Dumas School District

E

  • Earle School District
  • East End (Bigelow) School District
  • East Poinsett County School District
  • El Dorado School District
  • Elkins School District
  • Emerson School District
  • England School District
  • Eudora Public Schools
  • Eureka Springs School District

F

  • Farmington Public Schools
  • Fayetteville Public Schools
  • Flippin School District
  • Fordyce School District
  • Foreman Public Schools
  • Forrest City School District
  • Fort Smith Public Schools
  • Fouke Public Schools
  • Fountain Lake School

G

  • Genoa Central School District
  • Gentry School District
  • Gillett Public Schools
  • Glen Rose Public Schools
  • Gosnell School District
  • Grady Public Schools
  • Gravette Public Schools
  • Green Forest Public Schools
  • Greenbrier Public Schools
  • Greene County Technical School District
  • Greenland School District
  • Greenwood Public Schools
  • Gurdon School District
  • Guy Perkins School District

H

  • Hackett Public Schools
  • Hamburg School District
  • Hampton Public Schools
  • Harmony Grove School District (Ouachita and Saline Counties)
  • Harrisburg Unified School District
  • Harrison School District
  • Hartford Public Schools
  • Hatfield School District
  • Hazen School District
  • Heber Springs School District
  • Hector Public Schools
  • Helena-West Helena School District
  • Hermitage School District
  • Highland Public Schools
  • Hillcrest School District
  •   Hope Public Schools
  • Horatio Public Schools
  • Hot Springs Public Schools
  • Hoxie School District
  • Hughes School District #27
  • Humphrey School District
  • Huntsville School District
  • Huttig School District

I

  • Izard County Consolidated School District

J

  • Jackson County School District
  • Jasper Public Schools
  • Jessieville School District
  • Jonesboro Public Schools
  • Junction City Schools

K

  • Kirby School District

L

  • Lafayette County School District
  • Lake Hamilton School District
  • Lakeside School District
  • Lake View School District #25
  • Lamar School District
  • Lavaca School District
  • Lawrence County School District
  • Lead Hill School District
  • Lee County School District
  • Leslie Public Schools
  • Lewisville Arkansas School District
  • Lincoln Consolidated Schools
  • Little Rock School District
  • Lockesburg Public Schools
  • Lonoke Public School District

M

  • Magazine School District
  • Magnet Cove Public Schools
  • Magnolia Public Schools
  • Malvern Special School District
  • Mammoth Spring School District
  • Manila School District
  • Mansfield Public Schools
  • Marion School District
  • Marked Tree School District
  • Marmaduke School District
  • Marshall School District
  • Marvell School District
  • Mayflower School District
  • Maynard Public Schools
  • McCrory Public Schools
  • McGehee Public Schools
  • Melbourne School District
  • Mena Public Schools
  • Midland School District
  • Mineral Springs School District
  • Monticello Public Schools
  • Mount Ida Schools
  • Mount Vernon-Enola School District
  • Mountain Home Public Schools
  • Mountain Pine School District
  • Mountain View School District
  • Mountainburg Public Schools
  • Mulberry-Pleasant View Bi County School District

N

  • Nashville School District
  • Nemo Vista School District #8
  • Nettleton Public Schools
  • Nevada School District
  • Newark Public Schools
  • Newport Public Schools
  • Norfork School District
  • Norphlet Public School
  • North Little Rock School District

O

  • Oak Ridge Central School District
  • Oden Public Schools
  • Ola Public Schools
  • Omaha School District
  • Osceola Public Schools
  • Ouachita River School District
  • Ouachita School District
  • Ozark Mountain School District
  • Ozark School District

P

  • Palestine-Wheatley School District
  • Pangburn School District
  • Paragould School District
  • Paris School District #7
  • Parkers Chapel Schools
  • Parkin School District
  • Pea Ridge School District
  • Perryville School District
  • Piggott School District
  • Pine Bluff School District
  • Plainview-Rover School District
  • Pocahontas Public Schools
  • Pottsville Schools
  • Poyen School District
  • Prairie Grove School District
  • Prescott School District
  • Pulaski County Special School District

Q

  • Quitman Public Schools

R

  • Riverside School District
  • Riverview School District
  • Rison School District
  • Rogers School District
  • Rose Bud School District
  • Russellville School District

S

  • Salem School District
  • Saratoga Public Schools
  • Scranton School
  • Searcy Public School District
  • Sheridan Public School District
  • Shirley Public Schools
  • Siloam Springs School District
  • Sloan-Hendrix School District
  • Smackover School District #39
  • South Conway County School District
  • South Mississippi County School District
  • Southside School District
  • Spring Hill School District
  • Springdale Public Schools
  • Star City School District
  • Stephens School District #13
  • Strong School District #83
  • Stuttgart Public Schools
  • Sulphur Rock School District
  • Swifton School District

T

  • Taylor Public Schools
  • Texarkana Arkansas Schools
  • Timbo Public Schools
  • Trumann Public Schools
  • Turrell School District
  • Two Rivers School District

U

  • Umpire Public Schools

V

  • Valley Springs School District
  • Valley View School District #58
  • Van Buren School District
  • Vilonia School District
  • Viola School District

W

  • Waldron School District
  • Walker Public Schools
  • Warren Public Schools
  • Watson Chapel School District
  • West Fork School District
  • West Memphis School District
  • West Side School District
  • Western Yell County Schools
  • Westside Consolidated Schools
  • Westside School District
  • White County Central School District
  • White Hall School District
  • Wickes Public School District
  • Wilburn Public Schools
  • Williford Public Schools
  • Wonderview School District
  • Woodlawn-Rison School District
  • Wynne School District

Y

  • Yellville-Summit School District

It is critical to make certain academic misconduct charges at your child's Arkansas high school are handled properly and that the accused student's interests and rights are protected from as early as possible during the investigative and disciplinary process.  One reason, among many, is because even at high schools where a finding of responsibility for academic misconduct is made at a hearing, the investigation will set the stage for what the hearing panel is provided prior to a hearing (and what the hearing panel will in large part rely on at a hearing), and at high schools where the finding of responsibility is made solely through the investigative process, what takes place during the investigation itself will determine whether the accused student is found responsible or not responsible for academic misconduct.

Unfortunately, some parents make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when their child is accused of academic misconduct.  Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their school will be fair and impartial and will arrive at the truth.  In a perfect world this may be the case, but in a perfect world, being called to answer for alleged academic misconduct would not exist.

Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at schools throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to mount the strongest defense because he understands that an accused high school student's academic future is on the line. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an academic misconduct advisor to high school students facing investigations and disciplinary cases in Arkansas and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National High School Academic Misconduct Defense Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.

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