Student Dress & Grooming Standards
The Summit Academy Board of Trustees has established general guidelines and standards for student dress and grooming. Students’ general appearance should be neat, clean, and attractive. Students should wear clothing that is appropriately sized and correctly worn. The Summit Academy HS guidelines are as follows:
- Student attire and grooming should be neat, clean, and safe. Neither student attire nor grooming should interrupt school decorum or adversely affect the educational process.
- No clothing or accessories referring to or promoting alcohol, tobacco, vaping, drugs, pornography, violence, crime, sexual activity or harassment, or gang activities will be tolerated.
- Hairstyles which are distracting to the wearer or fellow students are inappropriate.
- Facial hair must be groomed and clean.
- Appropriate undergarments should be worn by all students on campus or at school functions. Undergarments must not be visible, even through sheer fabric or holes in clothing.
- All tops (shirts, blouses, dresses, P.E. attire), must have sleeves that cover the shoulders AND underarms AND cover the midriff at all times.
- The length of dresses, skirts, and shorts must be at least mid-thigh.
- Back or side slits in skirts/dresses may not extend above mid-thigh. Leggings may be worn as long as a shirt, shorts, or skirt reaches mid-thigh.
- Clothing which exhibits cleavage (front or rear) is not allowed.
- There may not be any holes in pants, shorts, or skirts that show skin above the mid-thigh.
- Footwear must be worn at all times.
- Personal items including backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, binders, notebooks, etc., shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignias, which are crude, vulgar, profane, violent, or sexually suggestive.
- Hats, or any other head covering, may not be worn inside the school building unless for a recognized religious purpose or are official SAHS merchandise. Hoods that are part of any clothing item may not be worn while in the school building.
The school’s administration reserves the right to determine what is considered appropriate dress.