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Dress Code

Standard Student Attire and Dress Code

Advantage Arts Academy will be following a policy of standard student attire. Wearing standard student attire, students will become part of a team. It is this team effort and sense of belonging that will help students experience a greater sense of identity and promote academic excellence.

Administration Has Discretion

This policy is intended to create a framework to meet the purpose as stated at the beginning of this policy. As styles change, or if questions arise, the school administration, as the Board of Directors’ designee, has the authority to determine if a student’s dress is in keeping with this policy.

Tops

  • Shirts must be of a collared style, such as a polo or button-down shirt, in the proper school colors – solid red, yellow, navy, green, black, grey or white. Other colors will violate the school uniform.
  • Students may wear a shirt under the polo but must also be in a solid school color.
  • No logos or patterns.

Bottoms (Pants, Shorts, Skirts, Jumpers)

  • Uniform pants must be the uniform style (Dockers’ style) in solid navy, tan/khaki, black or grey. No tears, rips or holes will be permitted.
  • Jumpers, shorts and skirts must be at least fingertip length and may not be cut-offs.
  • No sweatpants, yoga pants, “jeggings” or leggings.”
  • No logos, patterns, lace, sequins, etc.

Outerwear (Jackets, Hoodies, Heavy Coats, Sweaters, Cardigans)

  • Students may wear outerwear in solid colors (see Tops above).
  • Outerwear may not have any other logo on it.
  • Students must remove the hood from their head when inside the building.

Shoes

  • Shoes/sneakers must fit securely on the foot.
  • Sandals may be worn, provided they have a back strap and that they don’t interfere with the safety and welfare of the student.
  • Flip flops and Heelies are not allowed.
  • Shoes with heels should not be taller than two inches.

Hair

  • Student’s hair must be of natural color and style that will not draw attention or create distraction.
  • Faux hawks may be worn but cannot exceed two inches in length.
  • Administration reserves the right to deem hair color or hair style a distraction to instruction.

Accessories (Socks, Hats, Leggings/Tights)

  • Belts must be worn through belt loops.
  • Socks, bandanas or any headgear can have any pattern, symbol or logo on them as long as they are not distracting.
  • Hats may not be worn inside the building at any time and must be kept in the backpack at all times. Hats may be worn outside.

Spirit Day

  • Allowed only on designated spirit days – last day of the school week (typically Fridays, unless it is a shortened week).
  • Students are permitted to wear blue jeans and an Advantage Arts Spirit shirt or solid plain t-shirt in school colors.
  • Jeans may not have holes, rips, tears, etc. and must be school appropriate.
  • “Jeggings” are not considered jeans.

Please write student name on all clothing tags.