Dress Code

The Founders Academy Dress Code
Updated: January 4, 2019

The Founders Academy Dress Code was created by students in collaboration with the Dean and teachers.  It is based on principles of respectfulness, modesty, neatness and appropriateness.  The purpose is to promote self-respect, respect for others, and for the school as a place of learning, and to create a professional appearance to the world.

Exceptions may be granted for religious reasons, if they do not create a risk to public health or safety.

Staff will be responsible for upholding the dress code by reporting possible violations to the Dean, her assistant, or to the Director of Student Affairs.  The decision of any one of these three administrators will be considered final.  In certain cases students will not return to classes until a change of clothes has taken place. 

General Guidelines
No hoods or hats
No inappropriate, negative or disrespectful messages or graphics (especially no alcohol, tobacco, drugs, violence, weapons, or profanity)
No inappropriately placed rips, tears, or holes in clothing (patched holes and cold shoulder shirts are acceptable)
No sheer clothing, unless solid underneath
All undergarments must be covered completely

​Tops
Tops must have a modest neckline
All straps must be two fingers in width at a minimum (this applies to cold shoulder shirts as well)
Midriff must be covered at all times

Bottoms
Shorts or skirts/dresses must not be shorter than fingertip length when the individual is standing normally with shoulders relaxed
No messages or words on the backside of the bottom
Pants must not fall below the waist
No sheer pants or leggings, unless the bottom is covered

Shoes
No backless shoes (no flip-flops)
Birkenstock type sandals are acceptable
Heels cannot exceed 2.5 inches high

Makeup, Jewelry & Hair
Hair, makeup and accessories will be modest and appropriate
No piercing (other than traditional earrings) or body art may be visible

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