Dress Code

The manner in which students dress for school influences their behavior, learning, and the school environment in general. Any article of clothing or accessory that causes or has the potential to cause a disruption to the educational environment will not be allowed. Students should dress in an appropriate manner as they would in a work environment.

The goal of our school dress code is to help ensure students adopt a mindset that is aligned with college and career readiness as well as personal and school safety. Students are prohibited from wearing the following, which may result in disciplinary action:

Restrictions & Prohibitions

  • Clothing, jewelry, backpacks, and notebooks that are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive, or which advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice or the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, weapons, or graffiti.   
  • Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times.   Excessively exposed midriff (shirt which sits above the belly button). Garments that expose the following are prohibited:  chest, buttocks, and bareback (no skin exposed below shoulder blades).   Undergarments (i.e., bralettes, sports bras, boxers) or swimwear may not be worn alone as apparel. Strapless tops are not permitted.
  • Sunglasses and hoods should be removed when indoors; hats, beanies, and caps may be worn indoors at the discretion of the teacher.
  • Tattoos that depict anything prohibited by these rules must be covered at all times.
  • Bandanas are not permitted at any time (BP 5136).
  • As required by state law, shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Due to safety reasons, teachers of certain classes may require more restrictions on clothing or footwear.
  • Jewelry and accessories that are a safety hazard to the wearer or others are not permitted.  
  • Any student may be asked to remove or change any garment or accessory determined by a school official to be out of alignment with dress code policies. Alternative clothing options will be made available to students.