The administration recognizes that the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States respects a student’s right to choose his or her style of dress or appearance. However, if a student’s dress or appearance is so unusual, inappropriate, or lacking in cleanliness that it disrupts the learning environment; the student may be required to change the offending dress or appearance. Clothing that attracts undue attention to the body’s form or contour is inappropriate for school. Students are responsible, therefore, for exercising good judgment in dress and grooming. The following are guidelines for high school dress, but are not limited to these:
- Shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. must be extended beyond a student’s fingertips when the student is standing up straight. No holes are allowed above the fingertip length, even if patched underneath.
- Pants/shorts with slogans of any sort written across the buttocks (Princess, Baby Girl, Hottie, Cutie, etc.) violate dress code.
- Shirts that show cleavage, tummies, or bare backs violate dress code.
- No spaghetti/tank tops with shoulder straps less than 2” wide or 3 fingers.
- No mesh tops, see-through, cut-off shirts, halters, skintight clothes, or clothing of any type that exposes the torso, profane words, drug or alcohol advertising, sexual innuendoes, or other unacceptable graphics.
- Students must wear shoes.
- No hats or headwear worn inside the buildings.
- “Drag and sag” pants violate dress code.
- No gang related clothing, paraphernalia or visible tattoos.
- No sunglasses worn inside unless medically needed.
- Visible undergarments are prohibited at all times.