Dress Code

  • The following are prohibited items:

    • Attire with language or images that are crude, vulgar, profane, lewd/obscene, sexually explicit, or sexually suggestive.
    • Attire with symbols, mottoes, words or acronyms that promote illegal or violent conduct, such as gang symbols, the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia, or clothing that contains threats.
    • Attire associated with discrimination based on age, color, handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, or sex.
    • Clothing traditionally designed, as undergarments, such as boxer shorts or sleepwear, may not be worn as outer garments.
    • Clothing that is sexually suggestive or revealing (examples include, but is not limited to, clothing which exposes the midriff, exposes one’s undergarments, have plunging necklines, muscle tops/tank tops/sleeveless shirts, backless clothing, and/or are constructed of see-through materials).
    • Attire that may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to, steel-toed shoes; large, long, or heavy waist or other chains; studded or chained accessories; items with spikes; and other items deemed inappropriate by an individual school site.
    • Articles of clothing that cause excessive maintenance problems for school property, such as, shoe cleats that scratch floors or tear rugs, trousers with metal rivets that scratch furniture, etc.
    • Clothing which, because of fit, design, color, texture, inadequate coverage, or some other factor, creates classroom or school disorder or distract the attention of another student or students in any class in session from the lesson being presented or from any other assigned school activity, or which creates a safety or health hazard for any student in the school.
    • Jewelry worn in a manner that presents a safety health hazard or causes a major disruption to the educational process. Examples may be chains hanging from the belt pocket or attached to the wallet.
    • Footwear that does not provide adequate protection or hygienic measures.
    • Students must wear their student IDs and lanyard at all times.*
    • No leggings, tights, yoga pants or spandex shorts.
    • No hats/hoods/head coverings/bandanas (religious exceptions apply).
    • Only one earbud in at a time so you can hear what is going on around you and only outside of class time (before school, lunchtime).
    • Any style of backpacks are allowed as long as they are not of the rolling luggage type and meet the previously stated dress code criteria (i-xiv).
    • In regards to pants, shorts, bottoms, etc., no skin is to be visible above the knee.

    Students may be provided a t-shirt and/or PE shorts or required to call home for a change of clothes to comply with the dress code. Failure to adhere to the dress code will be considered insubordination and subject to disciplinary action.

    *In the event that a student comes to school without their ID displayed on a lanyard, they will be required to obtain another ID and/or lanyard before participating in campus activities or entering a classroom. The cost for a new ID will be $5. In the event that students cannot cover the cost of replacement at the time their new ID is printed, they will still be supplied with an ID and a fee will be placed on the student's obligations.

    Administration reserves the right to address dress code issues on a case by case basis.