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SECONDARY SCHOOL DRESS CODE

Examples of dress that would not meet these general requirements are:
  • Revealing, tight-fitting clothing (skirts, dresses, shorts, jeans, tight slacks)
  • Revealing shirts (cleavage, mid-section, back, etc. exposed)
  • Undergarments that can be seen (including see-through material)
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Visible tattoos
  • Piercings other than the ear(s) for girls
  • Piercings for boys
  • Unnatural hair colors (pink, blue, orange, etc.)
  • Outlandish hairstyles and/or drawings or markings in the hair
  • Straggly or unkempt hair, including facial hair. Administration has the right to require a student to cut his hair to an acceptable length.
  • Athletic shorts and pants including yoga pants
  • Distressed clothing
  • Jeggings
REGULAR SCHOOL-DAY DRESS
Ladies:
  • All skirts and dresses should be no shorter than approximately two inches above the knee; this includes over leggings or tights. Skirt slits should meet the same requirement.
  • For skirts that contain a sheer material, the sheer portion will not count in the length requirement. Only the solid undergarment will be considered for length.
  • All shorts should be no shorter than approximately four inches above the knee.
  • No undergarments should show.
  • Hats should not be worn indoors without administrative approval.
  • Altered t-shirts are not allowed. This includes modifications to the sides, sleeves, or neckline.
  • No distressed clothing should be worn. This includes wear at the hem of pants as well as intentional fraying or bleaching.
Gentlemen:
  • Hats should not be worn indoors without administrative approval.
  • No undergarments should show.
  • Altered t-shirts are not allowed. This includes modifications to the sides, sleeves, or neckline.
  • No distressed clothing should be worn. This includes wear at the hem of pants as well as intentional fraying or bleaching.
  • No ponytails or man-buns. Hair that is consistently in a student’s eyes or longer than shoulder-length is not allowed.
CHAPEL DAY DRESS
  • Ladies should wear slacks, dresses, or skirts with a collared top or a turtleneck top for the day.
  • Gentlemen should wear slacks and a collared shirt for the day.
  • No coats, outerwear jackets, athletic jackets, or hoodies are to be worn in chapel.
  • No blue jeans or black jeans are to be worn on chapel day.

ATHLETIC PRACTICE / PHYSICAL EDUCATION DRESS

Athletes should maintain the ideal of neat, clean, and modest, whether practice is during or after school hours, inside or outside. These guidelines should be followed year-round by students every time they are on campus or in a practice session.
  • Shirts are to be worn at all times (gentlemen). Tank tops are permitted, but girls’ undergarments should not be visible. Altered shirts are not allowed. Altered shirts include modifications to the sides, sleeves, or neckline.
  • All practice shorts should be fingertip-length or more. Longer compression shorts are encouraged under sports shorts.
FORMALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
(Winter formal, junior senior banquet, awards ceremonies, graduations, etc.)
  • For ladies:
    • Short dresses should be no more than approximately 2-3 inches from the top of the knee. Skirt slits should not extend above 2-3 inches from the top of the knee.
    • Strapless dresses are allowed as long as they fit securely and are appropriately modest.
    • Dresses should not expose any cleavage or have plunging necklines or have a low back (low back means any opening below the bra strap).
    • The midriff should not be exposed at all, whether through cut outs, sheer fabric, or two-piece dresses/outfits.
  • Gentlemen are expected to dress appropriately formal for the given occasion.
  • 8th Grade Promotion attire will be chapel dress only.
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