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Rationale:

Attire plays an integral role in our social formation and expectation.  As part of the way in which we present ourselves, what we wear is netter trivial or inconsequential.  Clothing creates cultural, capital, status, social differentiation, and is a significant factor in the social formation of students' understanding of themselves.  Many of these practices are learned in the social environment of school.

 

LRCA student dress is expected to be modest and in keeping with Christian principles. “Modest” means that clothing is loose fitting and covers the body according to directions below. Violation of any portion of the dress code may result in disciplinary action, with or without warning.

 

LRCA Dress Code aspires to create a look that is academically focused, characterized by confidence, comfort, and creativity.  

 

High School Dress Code Q & A

Tops (Men & Women):

  • Short or long sleeve polo style shirt; LRCA or small manufacturer’s logo only; any color or pattern

  • Short or long sleeve button-down, collared dress shirt; LRCA or small manufacturer’s logo only; any color or pattern

  • Shirts must be buttoned up to the center of the chest

  • Knitted sweaters and turtlenecks are acceptable in lieu of a collared shirt, provided they maintain a business casual look

  • In-season athletic team “Game Day Polo”, Fine Arts Cast, Band/Choir, or Academic Team Shirts may be worn on game or production days

  • (Women only) Dress or business blouses without collar or buttons are acceptable; must be modest and well-fitting

 

Bottoms (Men & Women):

  • Shorts (bermuda length), slacks, khakis, or corduroy pants; flat or pleated front;

  • Dress denim pants are permitted, providing they are solid color, darkwash or other similar style, and sufficiently business casual

  • Must be hemmed; no holes or frays; no baggy or sagging bottoms; must fit at the waist

 

Outerwear (Men & Women):   

  • Sweater, ¼, ½, or full-zip jacket, or crew-neck sweatshirt; any color or pattern; no messages or logos except LRCA or college logo

  • Outerwear does not count as a collared shirt

  • No hoodies or hooded jackets, except with LRCA logo

  • Rain jackets with hoods may be worn, though expected to be removed while in the building.

 

Skirts/Dresses (Women):

  • Young ladies may wear dresses/skirts.  Length for both must reach 4 inches from the top of the kneecap.  Skirts may be plaid or solid color. Dresses do not have to be collared, but must have sleeves that cover shoulders (or outerwear with sleeves), and a modest neckline.  If leggings or tights are worn, skirts/dresses still need to meet the length requirement.

 

Hair (Men):

  • Clean and neat; natural color; cut above the collar in the back, combed out of the eyes in the front; short braids or twists for afro-textured hair

  • No facial hair; no sideburns lower than the ear; no hair bands for men.

 

Hair (Women):

  • Clean and neat; natural color; no distracting styles

 

Details (Men and Women):

  • All clothing must be clean, appropriately fitted, and free of tears, holes or frayed hems.

  • Clothing should not have lettering or messages other than school or college logos

  • No head covering of any type including do-rags, bandanas, hats, visors, or hoods

  • No visible tattoos; young women may have pierced ears, provided that earrings are modest and non-distracting. No other visible piercings will be permitted  

  • No sweatpants, joggers, athletic shorts, pajamas, or scrubs any time

  • Students must wear shoes or sandals; they should be clean and neat

 

Wednesday Dress and Friday Dress Days:

  • Wednesdays are a dress up day.  Gentlemen are encouraged and expected to wear ties.  Young women are encouraged and expected to dress “church casual”  

  • Fridays are a casual dress day.  Students may wear regular jeans - as opposed to “dress” denim” - and t-shirts with appropriate messaging.  

  • Even with Friday Dress, no sweatpants (or sweat pant-like pants), joggers, athletic shorts, pajamas, or scrubs any time