*** IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DRESS CODE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 2018. UNTIL THEN PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS MODESTLY AND WITHOUT OFFENDING OTHERS WITH YOUR CHOICES. ***
The purpose of a dress code is to teach students to dress professionally, which prepares them for success. A dress code doesn’t have to be expensive, though!
Our common-sense dress code is based on having a wardrobe of simple, basic clothing that you can probably get almost anywhere clothing is sold. School uniform shirts and pants will be ideal. The basic idea is that you should purchase items that would be acceptable for most school uniform codes (modest, basic). Anything that’s the right color and sold as a school uniform piece, plus anything that is the same even though it wasn’t sold as a school uniform, will be fine.
Students should wear:
- white or blue (navy, light blue) tops,
- with khaki or blue bottoms. (No jeans.)
- We will also have a NEXT Education t-shirt available for purchase before the school year begins.
- Shoes should be practical and not meant to attract attention.
- Students should look neat, so if the pants don’t stay up without a belt … you know what to do. Shirts for professionals usually look best tucked in, but if they look neat without being tucked in, that’s fine too.
- No visible underwear, and no short/low/skimpy clothing items for either boys or girls. (Pretty obvious stuff.)
Adults who are on campus should be neat and professional looking. This isn’t a fashion parade, it’s just a courtesy to students who are being required to look professional for their school days. If they can’t wear jeans, then adults should not wear them either. However, adults are NOT required to stay within the colors and styles of the dress code.
For this year, we are going to stay with these general guidelines. We will be listening to feedback from parents when we make the dress code guidelines for next year, and there may be certain items we will call out as being required, or prohibited, at that time. Until then, use your common sense to determine “whether this clothing item is okay.”
To students: We know you would rather not have a uniform, but you will thank us later.