Personal appearance influences the sphere and educational environment of the Girls School. Our clothing tends to reflect our feelings and influences our behavior. We believe that our dress policy, combined with school philosophy and programs, promotes an atmosphere where the students can comfortably focus on learning and positive growth. Girls School students are expected to dress in a manner that is respectful to themselves, fellow students, faculty, administrators, and the community.
Students are expected to dress in a manner that is respectful to themselves, fellow students, faculty, administrators and the community. The Principal reserves the right to adjust specific items of the dress code and special standards as necessary and warranted to maintain order, the sphere and environment conducive to education and the principles of the Academy. Repeated clothing violations will result in disciplinary consequences.
In the interests of health and safety, only ear piercings are acceptable. Facial and body piercings are unacceptable. If a piercing is seen (or heard, in the case of tongue piercing) in a location other than the ears, the student will be asked to remove it. Further consequences may result in the case of repeated infractions or defiance, at the Principal's discretion.
Official Girls School Uniform
All girls are required to have an official Girls School uniform, comprised of:
Girls School students must wear this uniform for Charter Day, Graduation, and other special events.
A. Skirts ad Pants:
Girls must have a black plaid kilt or four-pleated skirt. Other options include:
Girls must have a white, ANC-monogrammed Oxford-cloth shirt (short, mid-length, or long sleeved). Other options include:
If unbanded, the Oxford-cloth shirt must be worn tucked in. Oxford-cloth shirts are available from Flynn & O'Hara or Lands End; Polo shirts are available from Flynn & O'Hara, Lands End, and ANC.
Only plain white shirts are allowed under uniform shirts for layering; they may be tank, t-shirt, or turtleneck styles. Under layers should not show at the waist.h Long-sleeved shirts may not be worn under short-sleeved shirts.
It is recommended that every girl have at least four uniform shirts.
C. Sweaters, Fleeces, Vests, and Sweatshirts:
Girls must have a red ANC-crested sweater in either pull-on or cardigan style. Other options include:
On Fridays and during exams, girls may also wear official "ANC" hooded, crew neck, or half-zip style sweatshirts. (All available only at ANC. The hooded and crew neck styles are available in black, red, navy, or gray; the half-ip is gray only.)
All sweaters, vests, fleeces and sweatshirts must be worn over a liegal uniform shirt.
Non-uniform sweaters, sweatshirts or fleeces may not be worn in a school.
D. Socks and Tights:
During winter term, knee high socks or footed tights are required. In spring and fall, they are recommended but not required. If worn in spring or fall, socks may be no-rise, low-rise, or knee high, but must be in one of the requisite colors, opaque, or devoid of pattern.
Leggings may be worn as an extra layer; they must be the same color as the socks worn over them and must meet the socks. Leggings must be form-fitting light tights.
Girls are required to have a pair of black or dark brown low-heeled, fully enclosed shores.
Girls should wear solid-colored or bi-colored, non-distracting shoes. The shoes should not be overly ornamented nor be too high in the heel. Shoes fall into two categories: those for year-round wear and those for specified seasons.
Shoes should be fully-enclosed in a solid color or bi-colored in shades of black or brown (including gray or tan). White may be an accent color. Shoes may have no more than two colors.
Please note that these include sporting events (even as a fan), events organized by the Social Committee, all club events, awards and arts presentations, and any event that is sponsored by the school or a school group.
Students should be dressed in an exemplary and appropriate manner when representing the Academy on a team, a trip, for social activities, or for special events. The Principal, coaches, teachers, and advisors will set the standard.
For school-sponsored events at which a uniform is not required girls should dress in clean clothing that is modest, fits appropriately, and is in good repair.
Girls may not wear skimpy, spaghetti-strap, strapless, or halter-style tank tops. Tank top straps must be at least 1.5" wide. clothing may not be see-through; underwear should never be visible, including bra straps. All shirts must cover the midriff completely, even when a student's arms are extended overhead.
Pants and jeans should fit appropriately and conceal underwear. If a student wears a low cut style of pant, it must be worn with a shirt long enough to be (and stay) tucked in. Shorts may be worn, but should be long enough to ensure full coverage. Ideally, the shorts should be longer than the fingertips when standing erect.
If a skirt or a dress is worn, the hem should not come above the top of the knee-cap when standing erect. Slits should not extend above the knee when standing. Wearing leggings or tights under a dress does not change the requirement.
clothing with inappropriate sayings, slogans, or pictures may not be worn at any time. Dirty, ripped or torn clothing is likewise unacceptable.
Health code regulations require shoes in all public buildings, hence shoes must be worn at all times when inside any school building.
The following guidelines are intended to preserve and promote a sphere of respectful and appropriate social interaction.
Dance dresses that pass all of the above must also continue to do so during all normal activities at a dance, including dancing (even with arms raised over your head) or sitting out a song on the sidelines.
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