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Horizon Charter students are REQUIRED to wear school uniforms to school each day unless otherwise announced or they have a non-uniform pass. The administration reserves the right to interpret these guidelines and/or make changes during the course of the year. Students are expected to follow the letter and the spirit of these guidelines. This dress code includes the following requirements:


Black or white polo/golf-style shirt or school sponsored spirit shirt.

  • The top button on approved shirts may be open, but all others must be closed.
  • Undershirts may be solid black or white only.
  • Shirts that expose bare skin when arms are raised or at any other time are unacceptable.
  • Any former TCS uniform shirts are permitted.

Khaki or Navy Pants, walking shorts (fingertip length), or skirts/skorts (fingertip length).

  • Girls are expected to wear shorts or bloomers under skirts for modesty.
  • Pants must be worn at the natural waistline. Sagging pants or exposed undergarments are not acceptable.
  • Athletic shorts or pants are not permitted.

Khaki Jumper (fingertip length). Primary Grades (K-3) only

Girls are expected to wear shorts or bloomers under skirts for modesty.

Black or white polo style dress. Primary Grades (K-3) only

Girls are expected to wear shorts or bloomers under skirts for modesty.

CLOTHING STANDARDS:

  • All clothing must be in clean serviceable condition.
  • All clothing must be to size (not overlarge).
  • Pants, shorts, skirts must be secured at the natural waist and of sufficient length to adequately fit (e.g. no dropping or sagging of pants or shorts, and no revealing or "skin tight" sizes).
  • A white or black solid cardigan or school-sponsored sweatshirt may be worn during cool weather or when reasonable.
  • Jackets, warm-ups and other outdoor apparel may not be worn during school.
  • Hats, sunglasses, bandanas, face or body paint, and glitter are not permitted.

SHOES

  • Footwear must be neat and clean.
  • Tennis shoes or "sneakers" may be worn at any time.
  • Shoelaces must remain tied.
  • Prohibited: Shoes with wheels, flip flops or thongs shoes made of rubber, terry cloth, nylon, webbing or Velcro closures, or shoes with heels over 2 inches.

HAIR STANDARDS:

  • All hair and make-up must be in good taste.
  • No hairstyles, colors, or combination thereof which are unnatural or may cause a distraction are permitted. Prohibited styles include but are not limited to: Mohawk, fauxhawk, fades, shaved patterns.
  • Hair must be styled out of the eyes.
  • Shaved heads are not permitted.
  • No facial hair.

JEWELRY STANDARDS

  • No visible body piercing, permanent or temporary tattoos are permitted.
  • Jewelry must not be excessive in length, number, or size, and must be non-distracting.
  • Heavy chains, leather collars, and/or spiked jewelry that could be considered a weapon are not permitted.

BOOK BAGS

  • Students may bring the backpack of their choice, so long as it adheres to the following limitations:
    1) No inappropriate or disruptive symbols, words or pictures.
    2) No bags with wheels, lights, or music.
    3) No stuffed animal backpacks
    4) No bags larger than 18in x 14In x 11in.


Administration shall exercise appropriate discretion in implementing this policy, including making reasonable accommodations on the basis of students' religion or medical conditions. Students are expected to adhere to standards of dress and appearance that are compatible with an effective, safe, secure and respectful learning environment. If a student's dress is not in compliance with the Dress Code Policy, Administration may require the student to change his or her dress. A second or repeated violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action and would be considered as defiance of public school authority.
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