Students and parents must realize that the serious purpose of school attendance is to earn an education. Students are expected to dress with that purpose in mind and to take pride in their appearance and in their educational development. Students are responsible for ensuring that their clothing and personal appearance is clean and appropriate. Neither clothing nor appearance may create a health, sanitation, or safety hazard, violate any reasonable requirement for a specific course or activity, or cause disruption to the educational process or learning environment.
Students are expected to dress appropriately in a way that is consistent with a serious learning environment and does not interfere with the educational performance of other students.
The principal or assistant principal will exercise subjective judgment in determining whether clothing, footwear, or personal appearance is acceptable and in good taste in an academic environment. Students who wear inappropriate clothing to school will be detained in the office until a parent or guardian brings replacement clothing that meets the requirements of the dress code. Repeated offenses of the dress code will receive additional conduct offenses.
Please refer to posted visuals in the school building for clarification on dress code requirements.
Students are representatives of America, its military services, and our school when they participate in athletics and travel in a foreign country. The manner in which athletes dress when they travel is important to the school; to ensure that our teams represent themselves, their school, and their country in a respectful manner, a dress code is mandatory. When traveling to competitions, male students will wear a school blazer, a shirt and tie with dress slacks, a belt, and dress shoes. Female students will wear a school blazer, skirts or dress slacks, blouses that have sleeves, and dress shoes. Blue jeans, shorts, tee-shirts, sweats, and athletic shoes are not allowed, nor will anything be worn on the head.
If teams decide to purchase a team warm-up suit, it may be worn for bus travel on a case-by-case basis as determined by the principal; the warm-up suit may not be worn on trains or airplanes.