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

When a high school student in Iowa 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 a college board assessments, the SAT subject matter exams, AP exams. It is crucial that your high school student is afforded their due process rights, that the charges are clearly defined, that the process to investigate the charges is fair, and that any resolution or sanction is proportionate inappropriate to the offense.

In particular, interacting with the college board 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 best ally to help your high school student defend against academic misconduct charges, and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

Iowa 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:


  • Adair-Casey School District
  • Adel-DeSoto-Minburn School District
  • AGWSR School District
  • A-H-S-T School Dis