Dress Code

School Board Policy stipulates that school clothing shall be neat, clean and in good taste when students are in school. With a focus on preparing students for future careers, we feel the student dress code goes hand in hand with dress codes in the business world. All students should dress appropriately, modestly, and in good taste. Any style that would detract from the learning environment is unacceptable. A copy of the Orange County School Board Policy is reproduced in the Code of Student Conduct. Specific provisions of the dress code are:

  • Revealing fashions are not acceptable school attire. (Examples: tank tops, midriffs, short shorts, cut -offs, see through or mesh tops, undershirts, shirts with long arm holes, pajamas, and jeans with holes.)
  • Clothing and grooming shall not create classroom or social disorder. (Examples: objectionable and controversial wording; pictures or patches to include profanity, obscenity, or suggestive pictures; clothing which promotes or advertises alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products.)
  • Students must wear appropriate shoes at all times while on campus.
  • Hats, bandannas, sunglasses or any other type of headgear are not permitted on campus and are subject to confiscation.
  • Wearing any clothing that is associated with, or denotes any gang or gang related activity is prohibited.
  • Effective for 2017-2018 all pants, shorts, Capri pants, skirts, or jeans cannot have holes, tears, or worn spots.

This list is not meant to be exhaustive; rather, it is intended to provide some idea of acceptable standards of dress. The purpose of the school program is education. The principal of the school has the responsibility and authority to make the final determination as to the appropriate dress of any student.