Middle School and High School Dress Code
Modesty of dress and appropriateness of overall appearance will be left to the discretion of the administration. The Administrators and Principal reserve the right to address inappropriate appearance that may not fall precisely within the dress code requirements. For example, bright pink, purple, blue streaking of the hair is not appropriate. All students must button shirts appropriately to meet modesty standards. Students are expected to meet the dress code at all times. The students’ dress should reflect pride in their school and respect for themselves. Enforcement of the dress code, like all other disciplinary matters, is based on cooperation between students, parents, and the school. The school, however, is the final authority on dress code and other discipline issues. If, in the opinion of the school, a student’s dress is inappropriate, a parent may be called and required to bring an acceptable outfit to the school.
All clothing should be clearly marked with the student’s name. The school cannot be responsible for articles left at the school. Unclaimed clothes will be put in “Lost & Found” in the gym.
Clothes not picked up by the end of each semester will be used for other purposes at the discretion of the school.
Campus Wear may be purchased from the vendor of your choice, but must meet the design and color requirements and meet guidelines that follow:
Where to Purchase Uniforms
A complete list of required and optional uniform items will be available in the main office. Uniforms can be purchased from Lands End at landsend.com with school code 900189218. Clothing may also be purchased from other vendors so long as it meets the standards of design and color, and bears the appropriately placed and designed Legacy Christian Academy monogram.
Chapel Dress Uniforms
Chapels are scheduled on Wednesday of each week. The following clothing is considered acceptable for Chapel Day or other important days when the school requires “standard dress uniform” or “chapel wear.” and must be worn the entire school day. Such days may include, but are not limited to funerals, days when school is receiving special visitors, or days when students are representing our school at community functions.
Required Girls Chapel Dress Uniform
- Plaid Pleated Skirt (minimum length is no more than 2 inches off the floor when kneeling)
- Khaki pants – flat front or pleated; examples of the approved school uniform pant style is Dockers, Dickey’s, etc. (no elastic waistband, no drawstring waistband, no elastic cuffs, no jeggings, no cargo or painter’s pants, and no form fitting pants, i.e. “skinny pants”).
- White monogrammed button-down blouse (short, long or ¾ sleeve).
- Note: only ¾ sleeve blouse may be worn untucked under vest.
- Only an optional plain white or beige t-shirt or camisole is to be worn under uniform and/or dress shirts.
- Dark shorts are required wear under skirt at all times.
- Monogrammed sweatshirts or hoodies are not allowed on Chapel Days.
- Options to Chapel Dress for girls: Monogrammed sweater vest or sweater. Navy Monogrammed zip-up fleece over sweater or sweater vest. White button down blouse must be worn under sweater vest. Optional under long sleeve sweater.
Required Boys Chapel Dress Uniform
- Khaki pants – flat front or pleated; examples of the approved school uniform pant style is Dockers, Dickey’s, etc. (no elastic waistband, no drawstring waistband, no elastic cuffs, no jeggings, no cargo or painter’s pants, and no form fitting pants, i.e. “skinny pants” and no pants with a waist large enough to allow for “slabbing”).
- White monogrammed button-down oxford shirt (Only an optional white t-shirt may be worn under the uniform shirt)
- Monogrammed button-down oxford shirt must be tucked in.
- Monogrammed sweatshirts or hoodies are not allowed on Chapel Days.
- Options to Chapel Dress for boys: Navy monogrammed sweater vest, Navy monogrammed sweater, Navy monogrammed zip-up fleece without hoods. The required white dress shirt must be worn under sweaters or fleece.
All students shall be required to wear “Campus Wear” on all days except Chapel Days and Casual Days. Campus wear is optional on Casual day.
Girls Campus Wear:
- Khaki or plaid skirt (minimum length is 2 inches off the floor when kneeling)
- Dark shorts are required wear under skirts at all times.
- Khaki pants—flat front or pleated; examples of the approved school uniform pant style is Dockers, Dickey’s, etc. (no elastic waistband, no drawstring waistband, no elastic cuffs, no frays, no cargo or painter’s pants, no frayed hem and no form fitting pants, i.e. “jeggings”).
- Monogrammed button down oxford shirts in blue, white or white/blue stripes.
- Monogrammed Polo shirts short or long sleeve: white or navy
- Navy monogrammed pullover sweater vest, requires a uniform shirt underneath. Optional under navy monogrammed long sleeve sweater.
- Navy monogrammed zip-up fleece (without hood) or zip-up sweatshirt, requires a uniform shirt underneath
- Navy monogrammed pullover sweatshirt does not require a uniform shirt underneath
- Solid colored coordinated leggings (blue, black, gray, or white).
Boys Campus Wear:
- Khaki pants flat front or pleated; examples of the approved school uniform pant style is Dockers, Dickey’s, etc. (no elastic waistband, no drawstring waistband, no elastic cuffs, no jeggings, no cargo or painter’s pants, no form fitting pants, i.e. “skinny pants” and no pants with a waist large enough to allow for “slabbing”).
- Khaki Shorts (minimum length while standing is at the top of the top of the knee cap; no cargo or painter’s pants, no drawstrings knee or waist)
- Monogrammed button-down oxford shirts in blue, white, or white/blue stripes
- Monogrammed polo shirts, short or long sleeve: white, navy
- Navy monogrammed zip-up fleece or zip-up sweatshirt, requires a uniform shirt underneath
- Navy monogrammed pullover sweatshirt, requires a uniform shirt underneath.
On Fridays and/or other days set by the Student Council, students are free to make independent clothing choices which conform to the following guidelines:
Modesty: All clothing must follow Biblical guidelines for modesty.
- Polo shirts, T-shirts, button-down shirts and sweatshirts may be worn. No tank tops, sleeveless shirts, or halter tops may be worn.
- Tops must be modest and show no cleavage, underwear, or midriff at any time.
- Girls’ sheer or see-through must have a camisole/tank underneath.
- No shirt can have logos or designs which violate Biblical morality standards (e.g. advertising sexual immorality, alcohol, tobacco, skulls, wizards, ungodly lifestyle-which includes people/groups/organizations, etc.) nor may they have other secondary school names or logos.
- All shirts must be buttoned to the point where no cleavage shows.
- Sweatshirts: may have hoods, but hoods may be used only when outdoors.
- All shirts must not show midriff when arms are raised.
- No shirts with rips, slits, tears, intentional cuts or manufactured cuts/holes or distressing may be worn.
- Cold shoulder blouses allowed as long as they comply with dress code.
- Hems of the pants may be rolled modestly.
- Pant and jean styles can be any color with or without pockets. No cargo or painter style pants are permitted.
- All pants must be appropriately sized for waist and length and worn at the waist.
- No sagging or slabbing is permitted.
- No pants with drawstrings, elastic waistbands, holes, cuffs, slits, rips, tears, intentional cuts, or manufactured cuts/holes or excessive fraying or “distressing” can be worn to school. This includes pajama pants.
- Warm-up, wind, or any type of athletic pant will not be allowed in the classroom during school hours unless it is part of a team uniform and everyone on the team is wearing the pant on Friday only.
- Sweatpants are not permitted to be worn.
- Capri pants are permitted for girls. (Length must come below the knee).
- Yoga pants, leggings, or jeggings are permitted for girls if the blouse or skirt is no shorter than 2 inches off the floor when kneeling.
- Boys’ shorts can be any color, with or without pockets, but no cargo or painter style shorts
- At no time can underwear or top of buttocks show out of top of shorts or bottom hem of shorts.
- All shorts must be appropriately sized for waist, hips and length. They must be worn at the waist. (minimum length while standing is at the top of the top of the knee cap)
- No sagging or slabbing is permitted.
- No shorts with drawstrings or elastic bands, holes, rips, slits, tears, intentional cuts, or manufactured cuts/holes or excessive fraying or distressing can be worn to school.
- Sweat shorts are not permitted to be worn.
- Girls are not permitted to wear shorts of any type as outerwear.
Accessories and Optional Wear:
- Skirt length: Minimum skirt length must be no more than two inches off the floor when kneeling.
- Monograms: If you purchase chapel or campus wear from stores other than Lands End, you must have items monogrammed using the same font, color or thread, letter size and monogram design. All monograms will be placed on the left breast position.
- This information will be available in the office, as well as a list of local vendors offering monogramming.
- Outerwear: While in the school building or gym, students must wear designated monogrammed outerwear, see item two above, “Monograms.” If inclement weather requires heavier coats or jackets, they may be only worn outdoors and must conform to Biblical principles of modesty and morality. Earned “Letterman” jackets of Legacy are approved.
- Team wear: All designs for team shirts, T-shirts, and sweatshirts must follow Legacy guidelines and be approved by administration before produced or worn. Designated approved “team wear” may be worn on Fridays and/or Team Spirit Days pre-approved by the school’s administrator.
- Warm-ups and Wind pants: These may be worn in the classroom only if they are part of a team uniform or expected team wear on a Friday. The entire team must be clothed in the same outfit on the specific day.
- Shoes: No flip-flops or sandals are to be worn with uniforms. Students must wear shoes that are closed at both toe and heel. Students are required to wear shoes at all times while on school property. On Casual Dress Friday, students may wear flip flops. At no time should a student wear any shoe indoors that is or could be damaging or destructive to the school flooring (e.g. cleats).
- Hair: All hair should be well groomed, neat, and held back out of the eyes. Painted or excessively dyed hair is not acceptable. Hair with bright colored streaks like pink, purple, or blue are not permitted with boys or girls.
- On the side of the head should not exceed the bottom of the ear;
- Hair on the back of the head should not touch the top of the collar;
- No pony-tails or man-buns
- Hair on the front of the head should not extend below the eyebrows or hang in the eyes.
- No hairstyle involving shaving of the scalp will be allowed.
- Sideburns are permissible for boys as long as they do not exceed the bottom of the ear.
- Any other type of facial hair is not permissible.
- Neatly groomed moustache
- Young men may not wear headwear or hair accessories of any type (caps, hats, headbands, handkerchiefs, head wraps, etc.) shall be worn indoors during school hours.
- Young ladies may not wear any type of cap, hat, handkerchief, bandana headbands, etc. indoors during school hour, but girls may wear hair accessories as long as they match the school uniform.
Unacceptable Appearances and Clothing:
- Gang, Cult, Witchcraft, Demonic or Gothic Wear: No clothing choices which may be construed as gang, cult, demonic, or gothic related can be worn at any time while on the school campus or while representing the school off-campus.
- No chalky white facial foundations or powders or black lipstick can be worn.
- No cult, gang, demonic related signs or symbols can be worn on any piece of clothing or any exposed part of the body at any time. This includes jewelry and other accessories.
- No caps, hoods, head wraps, handkerchiefs, shirts or T-shirts representing, depicting or advertising any group which participates in the aforementioned activities may be worn.
- All interpretations of this rule shall be determined by school administration.
Body Piercings (including clear spacers), Earrings, and Tattoos:
- Girls are allowed to have pierced ears and wear earrings to school.
- Boys are not allowed to wear earrings on school property or while representing Legacy Christian Academy in any way as a participant in a co-curricular activity.
- No nose, tongue, lip, eyebrow, or other piercing or body rings can be worn on school property or while representing Legacy Christian Academy in any way as a fan or as a participant in any school activity.
- Tattoos must be covered at all times while on school property or while representing Legacy Christian Academy in any way as a spectator or as a participant in any activity. If tattoos are not covered by clothing, they must be covered with a bandage.
Miscellaneous Dress Code Information:
These general rules must be followed by ALL students:
- Button-down oxford shirts must be tucked in all day. Polo shirts may be worn untucked.
- Belts must be worn with any clothing that has belt loop
- Traditional beige colored khaki is to be worn (no green khaki, brown khaki, or bleached khaki).
- Only a plain (no print) white t-shirt or white/beige camisole may be worn under any uniform shirt.
- A uniform shirt must be worn under all zip-up sweatshirts, hoodies and jackets.
- All students must button shirts appropriately to meet modesty standards. No undergarments should be showing.
- No blankets or throws allowed during school hours.
- Seniors have the option of wearing a monogrammed red polo shirt. This option is reserved for seniors only.
- PE uniforms consist of a gray Legacy t-shirt, and hunter, dark green shorts.
- The uniform can be purchased through the Athletic Office.
- Appropriate warm-up suits may be worn for PE during cool weather months.
- Appropriate athletic shoes and white athletic socks are also required.
Homecoming Dance, Court, and Prom Attire
These rules are designed to promote respect in our students as to appropriate and suitable clothing at a Christian school. Please review these carefully to ensure that unnecessary time, unnecessary expense, and inappropriate attire can be avoided. Most importantly, we wish to avoid placing the student and their family in an embarrassing situation.
Boys: Proper dress includes a suit, dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes; a sport coat, dress shirt, tie, slacks, dress shoes; or a tuxedo with dress shoes. This is a dressy, formal occasion. Do not wear jeans, tennis shoes, or flip flops.
Girls: There are a variety of styles to choose from for dress length: floor length, calf length, bottom of the knee cap, or additionally for Homecoming Dance only, up to two inches above the floor when kneeling as per Legacy dress code policy. Do not wear any dress that does not follow these guidelines.
Strapless and spaghetti strap dress is allowed if:
- Fits tightly across the chest
- Comes just under the armpits
- Back of dress must not go below mid-back (the bra line)
- No cleavage of any kind shows
Other dress styles are permitted so long as they do not show any cleavage, are not cut low in the front, low cut under the arms, or low cut on the back (no lower than the bra line).
Other dress styles are allowed but may not include:
- See through dresses or sheer skirts unless the under skirt is below the knee
- High dress slits (no more than two inches above the knee).
- Open backs, crisscross or lace up that shows the back below mid-back
- Flip-flops may not be worn
These dress rules apply to your date as well, even if they are not from Legacy! The Dress Code will be enforced!
If there are any questions about the acceptability of an outfit, students should bring the outfit to school for consultation with administration.