WCA High School Dress Code Policy

Our commitment

At WCA, we strive to make academics the primary focus of our students by limiting distractions as much as possible.  It is our goal that all WCA students maintain their person and clothing in a modest, clean, and orderly manner consistent with the school uniform dress code.

Please make sure your student dresses in alignment with our Dress Code Policy.  It is our goal to be diligent in supporting the school policy, particularly with the length of shorts, skorts, skirts, and dresses.  All shorts, skorts, skirts, and dresses must not be shorter than a credit card length above the knee.  

Thank you for your support as we strive to ensure that all students are dressed for academic success.

High school Dress Code guide

Pants, Capris & Shorts

  • Pants, capris, and shorts must fit so they do not sag, exposing one’s undergarments including top of underwear, or one’s backside.
  • Blue jeans and colored denim are allowed (solid colors only).
  • No sweatpants or jersey material including pajama pants.
  • No camouflage.
  • Shorts must be no shorter than a vertical credit card length above the knee.
  • Shorts maybe solid, plaid, or pin stripe only.
  • No athletic shorts (except for PE), cut off shorts, or lycra/ spandex shorts/ bottoms.
  • Leggings, and jeggings are not allowed alone.  They must be worn with skirts or dresses that meet the guidelines for skirts and dresses.
  • No bling rhinestones.
  • Pants should not have excessive buckles, zippers, or loops on clothing.

Jumpers, Skirts, Skorts & Dresses

  • Must be no shorter than a vertical credit card length above the knee.
  • Must not expose undergarments while bending over.
  • Dresses or skirts that are sheer, must have an under-layer that is not sheer, and meets dress code guidelines for length.   
  • Skirts and dresses can have patterns.

Shirts

  • Shirt sleeves must have material beyond the shoulder seam. and may not have holes, windows, be torn or ripped.
  • No text, picture, or logo (anything that is added on to the fabric screen print, embroidery, iron on etc.) larger than a student ID (credit card).  Limit of 3, total, for front and back.  WCA team t-shirts are allowed any day of the week.
  • Shirts must conceal cleavage, sides, back, shoulders, and midriff
  • If a top is sheer, a top that meets dress code guidelines must be worn underneath.
  • On competition day, students may wear jersey tops.  Bottoms must remain in dress code.
  • Shirttails are not allowed below mid-thigh.
  • Any pre-approved WCA spirit clothing tops or other spirit clothing tops from sports activities in which the student participates, Club t-shirt, class hoodies, etc. may be worn any day of the week.
  • Students may not alter commercially made clothing (cutting off).
  • No camouflage.

Sweatshirts

  • No text larger than a student ID (credit card) Total of 1 logo.
  • WCA spirit, club or class hoodies are allowed to be worn any day of the week.
  • Hoods may not be worn inside the building.

Dress for Success

Ladies

Dresses or slacks must be worn to dances.  They must meet the standards below:

  • Dress slacks must be worn at waist.
  • Shirt must conceal cleavage, sides, back, shoulders, and midriff.
  • If shirt top is sheer, a top that meets dress code guidelines must be worn underneath.
  • Dresses must be of modest length (no shorter than a vertical credit card length above the knee).
  • Dresses with slits on the skirt may go no higher than a credit card length above the knee.

Gentlemen

  • Pants (no sagging/baggy pants) must be worn at waist.
  • Shirts must be tucked in.

Scarves & Belts

Scarves are allowed to be worn with a dress code compliant shirt.  Any color.

Belts are optional and can be any color.  There should be nothing hanging off the belt - for example, no spikes or chains.


Tights

  • Tights can be any solid color.
  • No patterns or prints.
  • Tights not allowed alone.  They must be worn with skirts or dresses that meet the guidelines for skirts or dresses.

Shoes

  • All shoes must have closed toes, heels and sides. 
  • No lighted, character, soft soled bath / bedroom type slippers, house shoes, or shoes with wheels in the bottom are permitted.
  • Any heels must be lower than 1½ inches.

Jewelry

  • Jewelry must be modest and in good taste.
  • Earring must be less than one inch from base of earlobe.
  • Piercing only allowed on the ears.  All other piercings must be removed during school hours and during school functions.

Hair

  • Facial hair must be well groomed and natural color.
  • Students may highlight their hair, but they shall not be allowed to dye it any color that is not a natural hair color, including hair extensions.
  • Hair accessories shall be in good taste and not excessive.
  • No Mohawks, Fauxhawks, and any other hair design that administration deems distracting to learning.

Dances

Ladies
Dresses or slacks must be worn to dances.  They must meet the standards below:

  • Dress slacks must be worn at the waist.
  • Shirt must conceal cleavage, sides, back, shoulders, and midriff.
  • If shirt top is sheer, a top that meets dress code guidelines must be worn underneath.
  • Dresses must be of modest length (no shorter than a vertical credit card length above the knee).
  • Dresses with slits on the skirt may go no higher than a credit card length above the knee.
  • Dresses are not to have bare midriffs or cling to the body. Any dress should not ride up as the student dances.
  • Backless dresses may not be cut below the natural bra line.
  • All necklines must be modest and in good taste. Dresses with plunging necklines are not permitted. All necklines must fully cover below the natural bra line (armpit to armpit).
  • Dresses may have spaghetti straps, halter type tops, cold shoulder, or strapless as long as they meet the neckline requirement.
  • Dresses that are laced together in the front cannot reveal bare skin under the lacing.
  • Dresses with sheer panels or cut-outs/ slits on any part of the bodice (tear drop, slits, etc.) are not allowed.

Gentlemen

  • Dress pants (no sagging/baggy pants) must be worn at the waist.
  • When wearing dress pants, a dress shirt and tie are required
  • A jacket is optional.
  • Dress shirts must be worn and tucked in entire dance.
  • Formal hats are allowed (no ball caps).
  • Unconventional hairstyles and unnaturally colored hair are not permitted.