A necessary factor in school morale concerns student dress. As a student’s appearance many times governs his/her attitude and behavior, neat, clean modest attire is important. Sloppy, tattered, or distractive dress detracts from the learning atmosphere and is considered inappropriate. The following rules have been established to create the most beneficial environment for the student.
Note: Campuses may include additional criteria.
- Hats, caps, hairnets, bandanas, trenchcoats, and dusters are not permitted in school.
- Clothing may not be worn which displays (written or pictured) obscene or distasteful slogans, advertises tobacco, drugs, alcoholic beverages, or prohibited substances.
- Shoes must be worn; however, water/aqua socks, house shoes, or shoes creating a safety issue are not permitted.
- See-through clothing is not permitted.
- Garments that expose the midriff during normal school activities (i.e. raising your hands) are not acceptable.
- Shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh. (Tight-fitting shorts, i.e., Lycra bike shorts, are not allowed.)
- Hair should be clean, neat and well-groomed.
- Torn, tattered, un-hemmed clothing will not be allowed.
- Pants must be worn at the waist.
- High School only: Mustaches that are neatly trimmed are acceptable; sideburns must not extend below the bottom of the ear lobe; no other facial hair is permitted.
- Middle school boys may not have facial hair.
- Tank tops and sleeveless shirts may not be worn.
- Halter tops, tank tops, tube tops, and tops that are immodest and/or expose undergarments are not permitted.
- The length of shorts and skirts should be appropriate for school and school activities. The campus administration will have authority to determine what is appropriate for the campus.
- Undergarments (top and bottom) must be worn at all times.
Some campuses have adopted additional guidelines for approved school attire which may include color-consistent clothing.