Dress Code

PURPOSE

It is the desire of the Academy’s administration to create a learning environment that focuses on academic achievement and a sense of community. In so doing, we hope to accomplish the following: Create an environment for all students that encourages and promotes:

  • A positive, healthy self-esteem
  • Unity, comradery, sense of belonging, and purpose
  • Character development rather than physical appearances
  • Academic challenges versus socioeconomic status

Following is a list of appropriate dress for Southport 6th Grade Academy:

Students and parents share the responsibility for making sure that students dress cleanly and neatly at all times and for making sure that students maintain a healthy and respectful appearance by adhering to the rules of the uniform dress policy while attending school and school activities. Administrators will take disciplinary action when students fail to adhere to the uniform dress policy. The administration reserves the right to determine what is considered inappropriate or disruptive to the educational process. The best advice is: “When in doubt, rule it out.”

Students arrive to school in compliance with dress code and remain in compliance with dress code until arriving home after school. Students are to wear the following apparel as it is intended to be worn and sized to fit. This includes their school issued lanyard with their student ID on a daily basis.

TOPS

All tops, except sweaters and sweatshirts, must be tucked into bottoms. Tops may be long sleeve or short sleeve and must be solid color and free of stripes, patterns, or logo larger than a quarter. All under shirts (including t-shirts) must be solid color and worn under collared shirts. Additionally, acceptable tops must fall into the following categories:

  • Oxford shirts, either short-sleeved or long-sleeved, with collars
  • Polo shirts, either short-sleeved or long-sleeved, with collars
  • Sweaters or sweatshirts without writing or artwork worn over collared shirts
  • Southport spirit shirts, either short-sleeved or long sleeved, with collars.
  • Turtlenecks, (regular or mock) short-sleeved or long-sleeved.

BOTTOMS

Clothing items worn as bottoms must be tan, beige, navy blue or black in color. Jean, sweatpants, leggings, yoga pants, athletic pants, or stretch materials are not accepted. No baggie shorts or pants will be permitted. Bottoms are not permitted to have the pant legs rolled up or gathered. Students may wear knee length or longer pants from the beginning of the school year until Fall Break and beginning again Spring Break until the end of the school year. Clothing items worn as bottoms may fall into the following categories:

  • Knee length or longer pants
  • Skirts – knee length (girls)
  • Dress slacks

FOOTWEAR

Acceptable footwear includes any hard sole shoe. Flip-flops, slides, slippers, slip on sandals and all other soft sole shoes present safety issues and, therefore, will not be permitted.

OUTERWEAR

Coats, hooded tops, zip-up/button-up jackets, hats or other head coverings (unless for religious reasons), and all other outerwear must be stored in students’ lockers during the school day.

Additional items that are not permitted include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Holes, rips, tears, frays, patches, or cut clothing
  • Writing on skin or clothing (including homemade shirts)
  • If deemed a disruption, rings or other adornments worn in the eyebrow, lip, or any other area
  • If deemed a disruption, hair color or style
  • Bags/Purses must be stored in lockers throughout the day.

*Further information can be found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities booklet.