Uniform Dress Code

UPDATED 2023/2024

Students are required to wear the approved school uniform. Parents/guardians of students who come to school inappropriately dressed will be contacted and required to bring appropriate dress to the school. Students will face disciplinary actions which may include in-school suspension until appropriate dress is provided by the parent/guardian. Please contact the school office for a list of preferred school uniform vendors.

The approved school uniform is as follows:

Shirts: A blue or orange polo shirt with the Ridgeline Academy logo from an approved vendor is the only acceptable uniform shirt.

  • Undershirts must be a solid color.
  • Shirts that are oversized or too tight are not allowed.
  • Button-down shirts in uniform colors are also acceptable—ties are also permitted when worn with a button down shirt.
  • School athletics-issued jerseys/uniforms are allowed on game days only.
  • No undergarments may show.

Pants: Dark navy blue or khaki, industrial uniform style pants (Dockers brand is an example of an appropriate pant style), walking shorts, skirts, culottes, or jumpers (girls only) of the appropriate length and fit are allowed.

  • No athletic wear is allowed. This includes fleece, spandex, and nylon (windbreaker material).
  • The length of the pants may not cover shoes or be dragging on the floor.
  • Shorts may cover the knee but may not go past the knee.
  • Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than 4 inches above the knees.
  • Slits in skirts, dresses, or pants are not allowed.
  • No oversized/baggy/loose fit pants or shorts will be allowed.
  • Belts are not required.
  • Leggings or tights are permitted to be worn underneath skirts/skorts/dresses. Leggings or tights must be solid navy or primary blue, black, white, grey, or tan only.

Sweaters/Sweatshirts: Only solid navy or primary blue, orange, black, grey, or white sweatshirts, sweaters, or sweater vests or Ridgeline Academy logo sweatshirts from an approved vendor are permitted to be worn inside the classroom.

  • Sweatshirts must be free from screen prints, graphics, and messages.
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts must fit appropriately.
  • Oversized and cropped sweaters or sweatshirts are not permitted.
  • Hoods may not be worn when inside the school.
  • Jackets may not be worn in the inside classroom.
  • Administration reserves the right to ask for non-compliant sweatshirts, sweaters, or sweater vests to be removed inside the building.

Shoes: Shoes must be closed-toe and secured-heel.

  • Shoes may not have heels or platforms, wheels, lights, make noise, or be otherwise distracting in nature.
  • No Crocs (or similar style), slippers, or slides are permitted.
  • Administration reserves the right to define “distracting”.

The following items are not permitted

  • No hats, caps, or any headwear are to be worn inside the school building.
  • No tattoos (temporary or other)
  • No facial piercing (any piercings must be removed, filled with a clear plug, or covered)
  • Hair must be neat, clean, and well-groomed. Hairstyles should not create a safety and/or health hazard and/or interfere with the educational environment of the school. Administration reserves the right to define what is deemed “interfering” within the school environment.
  • No buttons, jewelry, or other accessories which contain vulgar, lewd, obscene, or other messages which may lead to substantial interference with school activities—This includes backpacks and notebooks that are written on inappropriately.
  • Make-up is permitted and should be applied tastefully and in moderation.

Spirit Fridays and Field Trips: Students need to be in approved uniform tops or spirit shirts on Fridays but may wear denim bottoms that are free of holes or tears, frayed edges and of the proper length indicated above. Uniform bottoms are always permitted.

Dress Down and Spirit Days: Guidelines for the Spirit or Dress Down Day must be adhered to, (i.e. uniform or uniform pants required.) All non-uniform specific portions of the dress code still apply (short/skirt length, guidelines for footwear, etc.) unless specifically negated by the spirit day. Shoulders and midriffs must be covered. Clothing must be school appropriate – no holes or tears, slogans, and advertisements must be age and school appropriate (i.e. no adult beverage or tobacco logos or symbols, adult humor, etc.), and should not be revealing or otherwise offensive.

Game Days: On game days, students may wear their team uniform with approved school uniform bottoms, or dress attire. This will be done by the entire team and coordinated by the team’s coach.

****Administration will have the final say regarding any issue related to dress code****

Refer to the Family Handbook for the most up to date Uniform Policy.