Purpose and General Guidelines

As Christians, it is our desire for students to please the Lord and be a good witness to others both in appearance and behavior. We believe there is a definite relationship between good dress habits, good work habits and proper school behavior. We require students to dress modestly and attractively without drawing undue attention to them. Proper student dress in association with continual effort for good attitude and behavior are important elements of our wholesome Christian learning environment.

The dress standard for boys and girls applies to all student activities (i.e. sporting events, school plays, graduation, etc.) both on and off campus. Administration reserves the right to determine that which attracts undue or excessive attention to the wearer and that, which is questionable and inappropriate and is considered unacceptable.

Girls – in I Timothy 2:9-10 it says, "Women are to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly…and by means of good works as it is proper for women making a claim to godliness."

Boys – in 2 Corinthians 1:12 it says, "For our proud confidence is this; the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward the brethren."

Special Note to Parents

Parents are encouraged to guide their student(s) to have acceptable dress at school. Clothing that seems appropriate may not be modest or appropriate when carrying books, wearing a backpack or when the student is bending over. (For example: carrying a load of books may pull a top down in the front. Wearing a backpack may lift the shirt up in the back, etc.) All clothing must be in good condition, clean and pressed. All clothing must be of appropriate size and should not be too tight or too baggy.

Clothing, jewelry or accessories related to a group/gang will not be permitted on campus or at any school activity.

Representing the school in a positive manner is an expectation in all areas of student life, including modesty in dress and grooming. Uniforms are a distinct indication of a student's connection to the school. Handbook regulations concerning the uniform are applicable at all times, whether on or off campus. It is both the parents' and the school's responsibility to instill this mindset in the student body. It is expected that the uniforms will be neat, clean, and in satisfactory condition. In addition to handbook guidelines, any other attire or grooming patterns determined to cause distractions are not acceptable. The administration is the final authority on interpretations of the dress code.

During or after school hours, all students are expected to dress modestly while on campus or attending school functions.

During School Hours:

  • All pants must be to the knee.
  • No underwear showing on male or female students.
  • No blankets will be allowed.
  • Sunglasses may only be worn outside.
  • Only CCHS approved sweatshirts or outerwear may be worn during school hours.
  • Hats, beanies, bandanas or sweatshirt hoods may not be worn in the classroom or Chapel at any time. Hats may be worn outside before or after school and at lunch. All students must remove all hats, beanies, bandanas and sweatshirt hoods when entering any room (including Chapel).
  • No sweats, pajama bottoms or jogging warm-ups will be worn.
  • All students must wear shoes or sandals. No bedroom slippers or bare feet will be allowed.
  • No visible body piercing (other than earrings on the ears of girls).
  • No visible tattoos.
  • All students will stay in uniform during any field trips.
  • All students must wear a uniform shirt under all outerwear.
  • No painted or unnaturally colored hair

Females

  • No skirts, skorts, jeggings or jumpers.

Males

  • Not required to tuck their shirts in.
  • No earrings or plugs on boys.
  • No Mohawks, Mohawk pony-tails and/or painted hair.

Attending School Functions:

  • No t-shirts, jackets, etc., that advertise secular rock groups, alcohol, drugs, sex or offensive material.
  • No skin-tight clothing.
  • No underwear showing on male or female students.
  • No visible body or nose piercing (other than earrings on the ears of girls)
  • No visible tattoos.
  • Dress code standards are enforced during all school-sponsored activities.

Dress Code Guidelines

TOPS (male/female): Tops should be solid in color. Although black tops may be worn, students may not wear all black. Tops must not be distracting so as to interfere with the teaching or learning process such as extremely revealing garments including but not limited to tube tops, net tops, swimsuits, strapless tops, spaghetti strap tops, garments with plunging necklines, muscle shirts, basketball shirts without an accompanying T-shirt, transparent and see through garments. The midsection must be covered and undergarments shall be completely covered with outer clothing.

BOTTOMS: All students may wear solid color pants or shorts (not including basketball shorts) Shorts must be to the knee. No skirts, skorts, jeggings or jumpers. Dresses may be worn, but must extend beyond the knee. Students may not wear all black clothing.

JACKETS or SWEATSHIRTS: No jackets that advertise secular rock groups, alcohol, drugs, sex or offensive material may be worn. The only approved sweatshirts for school will have the name Calvary Chapel on either the front or the back. These items will be available through the school office.

Dress Code Violation Disciplinary Actions

1st Offense: The student will be warned and must fix the violation immediately. If the violation is not readily fixed, the student will be given a Dress Code Violation and may be sent home.

2nd Offense: The student will be given a Dress Code Violation and may be sent home after a parent/guardian has been contacted

3rd Offense: The student will be given an 8th Period Detention and may be sent home

4th Offense: The student will be given Saturday School and may be sent home after a parent has been contacted. The student will not be allowed to make up work.

5th Offense: The student may be given a one (1) day suspension with a parent conference and will not be allowed to make up work.

6th Offense: The student may be given a three (3) day suspension with a parent conference and will not be allowed to make up work.

7th Offense: The student may be given an indefinite suspension pending a possible expulsion after a parent conference.

* If dress code violations become successive, a parent conference will take place.