CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY - 2011-2012 Dress Code
In order to teach the children good judgment and discretion in matters of their appearance, CHA expects that clothing, hairstyles, make-up and
jewelry that students choose to wear will promote cleanliness, neatness, and modesty and do not distract from the climate of Christ-centered
learning at CHA. At no time are the following acceptable: logos or graphics that represent violence, illegal activities, or any subjects deemed
inappropriate in the Christian school. The guidelines below are for all clothing worn for school or for extra-curricular activities. The
Administration shall be the final authority in these matters on a day-to-day basis.
Preschool, Kindergarten and Grade 1: These grades are Dress Code Optional. However, we insist that all students abide by the shoe guidelines
of an athletic shoe with closed toe, closed heel (either Velcro or ties) that is safe for play. Regarding fabric patterns, please no tie-dye or
Grades 2-8: These grades must follow all Dress Code guidelines.
Acceptable tops Fit guidelines
Solid colors, striped, or plaids only All shirts should extend below the waist of the student and the waistband of the
Collars required slacks or skirt. If a student’s midsection can be seen at any time, the shirt should
not be worn to school. Here are two good tests:
Sweaters with collars, or over a collared shirt
When you raise one hand above your head, if your midsection can be
“Hoodies” (fitted, lightweight style, solid, striped, or seen, the shirt is too short.
plaid) worn over a collared shirt,. No Sweatshirts!
If you bend or sit, and your shirt is too short or tight and rides up to
Cap sleeves, short sleeves or longer expose your midsection, your shirt is too short.
Logos other than CHA must be small, approximately Clothing should not be too tight, or too loose (pants must stay up at your waist).
1 X 2 inches
Necklines may not be lower than the collarbone. (This also means that buttons
CHA logo wear cannot be unbuttoned below this) Tops may be layered. If layered, outer shirt
Must follow the “fit” guidelines must be buttoned up to the collarbone.
Shorts must be a modest length, longer than the student’s fingertips when arms
are placed at their sides. If this is not modest, or if shorts tend to ride up, then an
even longer length is requested.
T-shirts (including crew neck t-shirts) Designs other than Sheer material
solids, stripes and plaids
Sweatshirts Tattered or ragged
Slogans, messages, logos Sleeveless tops of any kind, unless worn
Jean jackets, jean vests layered with another shirt that is short or
Acceptable guys’ and girls’ slacks, girls’ skirts, footwear, etc.
Solid Colors only Skorts Corduroy, cotton twill, chino, and similar casual fabrics
Slacks Gauchos Must follow the “fit” guidelines (including skirts worn over leggings).
Pants Dresses K – 5 shoes must be closed toe, closed heel, with either Velcro or ties. An
athletic shoe that is meant for active play on the playground is the
Shorts Jumpers recommendation
Capris Cargo pants Grades 6-8 may wear shoes of their preference.
Skirts Cargo shorts Dresses do not need a collar if they meet the fit guidelines.
Unacceptable slacks, girls skirts, footwear, etc. Casual Days for K-8
First & Third Friday of Student Atten-
Jeans Pajama pants Sweats or sweat style clothing dance Each Month. Casual Days
is not acceptable in any fabric Posted on Veracross Calendar.
Athletic wear including nylon Denim
such as terry, velour or velvet,
basketball shorts or pants with Jeans, athletic wear, patterned tops,
a stripe dresses, skirts or pants, T-shirts (with
Camouflage Tattered or ragged appropriate slogans or logos) and
Stripes down the sides (Any
trim or ornamentation must be Tie dye K-5 No crocs, clogs or sandals sweats are acceptable, but all clothing
subtle and barely noticeable) must follow the “fit” guidelines.
Bleached, faded look
CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY UPPER SCHOOL - 2011-2012 Dress Code
”Our goal with the Upper School Dress Code is for the students to learn to present themselves with modesty and
professionalism that brings glory to God. Professionalism refers to the fact that our appearance should encourage
concentrated study and should in no way distract from the learning process.”
Soli Deo Gloria, Dr. Roth
Clothing should be clean, neat, and modest.
No tears or distressed look (intentional "wear and tear", holes, etc.).
Collared shirts, crew neck shirts, hoodies, sweaters, cardigans, and pullovers are acceptable.
Slogans and logos are allowed. They must be appropriate.
Necklines should be modest.
No bra straps, cleavage, or midriff should show at any time.
Casual slacks/pants/skirts are acceptable.
No jeans or sweats, except on casual day Fridays.
No baggy or droopy pants. Pants for boys and girls should sit at (and cover) the hips. No words on buttocks.
Leggings or lycra pants may not be worn as pants. They may be worn under a skirt.
Length of shorts (for girls and boys) should be longer than the tip of the finger when arms are at one's side.
Skirts must be knee length.
Upper School Casual Day - Every Friday -
(unless it is a Parent/Grandparent attendance day or all-school chapel. )
T-shirts and jeans are allowed
All clothing must meet modesty/cleanliness standards.