Dress Code Policy
SAHS acknowledges that a correlation exists between good grooming, personal attire, and student achievement. A similar relationship exists between student dress and acceptable standards of conduct. The dress code is designed to allow for student comfort while maintaining an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the educational setting. Student attire is primarily a matter of personal preference and family guidelines. However, students' dress may not be disruptive, unsafe, obscene or promote alcohol, drug or gang involvement. Dress that is disruptive to the educational process is not permitted. Students whose style of dress is inappropriate for school will be subject to progressive discipline.
The general dress code policy requirements are outlined in the ASD High School Student Handbook. The Principal or the Principal’s designee has the final authority for interpreting whether a student’s apparel conforms to the dress code. When it is determined that a student’s clothing does not comply with the dress code, a parent/guardian may be asked to bring an appropriate change of clothes to school. In addition, the student may also receive progressive disciplinary consequences for violating the school’s dress code policy.
The following list is to serve as a guide, and is not intended to be all-inclusive. Recognizing these relationships, the following clothing items will not be worn in school by students:
- All tight or form fitting skirts or dresses, regardless of length
- ALL skirts, dresses, and shorts must be within at least 2 inches of the knee
- Low cut or clothing having to constantly be adjusted to meet dress code
- Tank, tube, or halter tops
- Strapless dresses and backless dresses; tops and dresses must have two straps, no spaghetti straps
- Apparel that exposes the mid-section or body below the armpits
- Pants or shorts worn below the intended waistline
- Any article or apparel which displays obscene words, pictures, or designs
- Any article that conveys a sexually suggestive remark, a pro-alcohol message, a tobacco and/or drug related message
- Jewelry or accessories that may be used as a weapon
- Slippers, and/or bare feet at any time
If an item is deemed inappropriate, the student will be referred to the student services office and denied entrance to class until the situation is rectified.