Students are expected to dress appropriately for class. Any manner of dress that offends others or is deemed inappropriate for an educational setting will not be allowed. WHEN IN DOUBT, DON’T WEAR IT.
The Bradley County Dress Code Policy for secondary students is as follows:
- All apparel must be appropriately sized and free from rips, tears, cuts, or frayed hems.
- Sagging, bagging, flagging, or any type of Gang identification or paraphernalia is a dress code violation, including gothic dress.
- Any clothing that advertises, depicts, or displays alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, illegal substances, profanity; sexual innuendos, racially/religiously inflammatory language or pictures of any kind are strictly prohibited.
- Extraneous metal studs, zippers, or cloth strips which are dangling may pose a safety hazard and are not allowed.
- Long, large and/or heavy chains, studded or chained accessories are prohibited, including belt and wallet chains.
- No unnatural colored hair or visible body piercings, with the exception of the ear, will be allowed.
- No piercing jewelry of any kind may be worn. Students will be asked to remove jewelry not in compliance with this rule. Band-aid cover-ups and clear space savers will not be allowed.
- Head wear worn by both male and female students must be removed and put away once the student arrives at school. Students wearing head wear during the school day will have the item(s) confiscated.
- Coats and jackets will be placed in designated area. Students’ names should be permanently written in the collar of coats and jackets worn to school. No trench coats are allowed.
- All shirts must have a minimum of a three inch sleeve and a turtleneck, mock turtleneck, or standard collar.
- All shirts must be solid, striped, or plaid. No other prints are permitted.
- Shirts must be tucked in so that the belt or waistline is completely visible.
- Clothing must completely cover abdomen, back, shoulders, behind, and cleavage.
- Collars must be visible under any items worn over standardized dress code top wear. Sweaters, vests, and sweatshirts worn as outer garments must comply with dress code policy.
- Hoods may not be worn over the head while in the building.
- All bottom wear must be solid color, including denim. Shorts, skirts, skorts, and dresses must approach the knee and cover the bottom.
- Items deemed unacceptable include, but are not limited to: joggers, jogging pants, stretch pants, nylon, spandex, leather, fleece, suede, velour, sweat pants, overalls, pants with large bell bottoms, parachute cloth, polyester, and cargo pants.
- Bottom wear must be worn securely around the waist with a belt, if the item has belt loops. Belts may be fabric or leather, and buckles must not conflict with the apparel specifications listed above.
- Slits in bottom wear must not extend more than three inches from the hem or expose any inappropriate body parts
This dress code is a guideline to acceptable attire. The administration has the last word on what is acceptable attire for an educational environment.