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
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.
→ Polo shirts, solid color, either short-sleeved or long-sleeved, with collars
→ Oxford shirts, solid color, either short-sleeved or long-sleeved, with collars
→ Sweaters or sweatshirts, solid color, without writing or artwork worn over collared shirts
→ Turtlenecks (regular or mock), solid color, short-sleeved or long-sleeved
→ All under shirts (including t-shirts) must be solid color
Black, khaki or navy bottoms
→ No holes, rips, cuts, or frays are permitted.
→ All bottoms must be worn at the waist.
→ Jean, sweatpants, leggings, yoga pants, athletic pants, or stretch materials are not accepted.
→ Additionally, no baggie shorts or pants will be permitted, and bottoms are not permitted to have the pant legs rolled up or gathered.
→ Dresses, skirts, shorts, and jumpers must be near knee length.
→ Shorts may only be worn up until Fall Break and then again after Spring Break.
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.
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.
*Further information can be found in the Student Rights and Responsibilities booklet.