Our Dress Code Christ Classical Academy

Christ Classical Academy’s dress code guidelines are in place to limit distractions in the classroom and to enhance the overall learning experience of students. Dress code guidelines are evaluated annually. CCA parents will receive an edited copy of dress code guidelines for the upcoming school year in summer packets. Please see below for the current school year’s dress code guidelines.

Girls

  • Bottoms
    Pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers must be solid khaki, navy, gray, or navy/gold plaid (skirts and jumpers). Pants and shorts must be twill material; knit pants and shorts are not acceptable. Cargo pants, athletic pants, sweats, and leggings (as pants) are not acceptable.
    Leggings and tights worn under dresses and skirts must be solid and school colors (white, navy, gray, light blue, or khaki). Patterned leggings and tights, such as polka dots and stripes, are not acceptable.
    Shorts, skorts, skirts, jumpers, and dresses must be no shorter than four inches above the knee in both the front and the back. Girls must wear shorts or leggings under skirts and dresses.
    Girls are not required to wear belts.
  • Dresses
    Dresses may be worn in solid navy, white, gray, or light blue. Dresses must have a collar or be worn with a collared shirt underneath. Girls must wear shorts or leggings under dresses and skirts. Dresses must be no shorter than four inches above the knee in both the front and the back.
  • Tops
    Button-down collared shirts or polo shirts are required and may be long-sleeved or short-sleeved. Large logos other than the CCA crest are not permitted. Turtlenecks may be worn under sweaters or jumpers rather than a collared shirt but cannot be worn alone.
    All shirts must be solid white, light blue, navy, or gray and solid in color. Purchasing from school uniform lines such as Lands End, French Toast, Old Navy, and Children’s Place ensure that colors are acceptable.
    Girls do not have to tuck in shirts if the polo is a feminine fit; shirttails must extend to at least mid-pocket on pants but not below the bottom of the pocket. There should be no gaps between shirt and pants when sitting. Shirts must not be excessively baggy or tight.
  • Shoes
    Closed-toe, closed-heel shoes are required at all times. Shoes should be comfortable enough for PE and recess. Sneakers in school colors are encouraged. Light-up, glitter, and bright-colored (neon pink, green, blue, etc.) shoes as well as Crocs, clogs, sandals, hard-soled boots, and shoes with wheels are not permitted.
    Socks are not required with ballet flats, Toms, etc. Socks must be solid and school colors (white, navy, gray, or light blue).
  • Makeup and jewelry
    Modest amounts of makeup may be worn in 5th grade and up.
    Jewelry in modest amounts is permissible. Girls may wear stud earrings (no dangly), one bracelet, one ring on each hand, one necklace, and one watch. Smartwatches (Apple Watch, Fitbit, etc.) are not permitted as they are a distraction in the learning environment.
  • Hair
    Hair must be kept clean, neatly groomed, and should not cover the eyebrows. Hair colors must be natural. Girls may not wear shaved hair, cuts/styles that are traditionally given to boys, or extreme styles such as mohawks and mullets. Because of the ever-changing nature of trends, it is impossible to account for all hairstyles; therefore, the administration can determine whether specific cuts/styles, including hair accessories, conform to the spirit of neatness, cleanliness, and orderliness that the school requires. Students/parents will be asked to modify cuts/styles that are considered extreme or which could cause a distraction in the educational environment. Students’ age, gender, ethnicity, and culture may be taken into consideration when determining what hairstyles are appropriate for school at CCA.
  • Accessories
    All accessories worn in class (hair bows, scarves, etc.) must be school colors (white, navy, gray, light blue, khaki, or gold).
  • Other
    Tattoos—temporary or permanent—are not permitted. This includes drawing on skin with markers, pens, etc. Should a student have a permanent tattoo prior to joining CCA, it must be completely covered at all times—including during school events.

Boys

  • Bottoms
    Pants or shorts are acceptable must be solid gray, navy, or khaki twill material. Cargo pants, athletic pants, and sweats are not acceptable.
  • Belts
    Boys in 3rd grade and up are required to wear belts.
  • Tops
    Button-down collared shirts or polo shirts are required and may be long-sleeved or short-sleeved. Large logos other than the CCA crest are not permitted.  Turtlenecks may be worn under sweaters rather than a collared shirt but cannot be worn alone.
    All shirts must be solid white, light blue, navy, or gray.  Purchasing from school uniform lines such as  Lands End, French Toast, Old Navy, and Children’s Place ensure that colors are acceptable. Boys in 3rd grade and up must tuck in shirts at all times. Boys in Pre-K-2nd grades do not have to tuck in shirts, but this should be taught as a skill at home in preparation for older grades.
  • Shoes
    Closed-toe, closed-heel shoes are required at all times.  Shoes should be comfortable enough for PE and recess. Sneakers in school colors are encouraged. Light-up and bright-colored (neon pink, green, blue, etc.) shoes as well as Crocs, clogs, sandals, hard-soled boots, and shoes with wheels are not permitted.
    Socks are not required with slip-on dress shoes or loafers. Socks must be solid and school colors (white, navy, gray, or light blue).
  • Jewelry
    Jewelry in modest amounts is permissible. Boys may wear one bracelet, one watch, and one necklace. Smartwatches (Apple Watch, Fitbit, etc.) are not permitted as they are a distraction in the learning environment.
  • Hair
    Hair is to be kept clean, neatly groomed and worn so that it does not cover the eyebrows.  Hair must be no longer than chin length in any area. Hair color must be natural. Tails, extreme cuts (mohawks and mullets for example), hair accessories, and ponytails/buns on boys are not permitted. Facial hair is not permitted. Because of the ever-changing nature of trends, it is impossible to account for all hairstyles; therefore, the administration can determine whether specific cuts/styles conform to the spirit of neatness, cleanliness, and orderliness that the school requires. Students/parents will be asked to modify haircuts/styles that are considered extreme or which could cause a distraction in the educational environment. Students’ age, gender, ethnicity, and culture may be taken into consideration when determining what hairstyles are appropriate for school at CCA.
  • Accessories
    All accessories (socks, ties, cloth belts, etc.) must be school colors (white, navy, gray, light blue, khaki, or gold).
  • Other
    Tattoos—temporary or permanent—are not permitted. This includes drawing on skin with markers, pens, etc. Should a student have a permanent tattoo prior to joining CCA, it must be completely covered at all times—including during school events.

Chapel Attire

Each student is required to purchase a white polo or white button-down shirt with the school crest for chapel days. Sez Sew, located in downtown Dyersburg, can embroider the crest on shirts.  Chapel shirts are to be worn with navy bottoms or navy/gold plaid skirts (for girls) every Wednesday and on special occasions.

Outerwear

Light jackets or sweaters are worn in class must be solid white, navy, gray, light blue, khaki, or gold. Large logos on light jackets and sweaters worn in class are not permitted unless it is a school logo. Pullover sweaters worn in class must allow the shirt collar to be visible.  Coats may be worn to school but may not be worn in class.  There is no color specification on coats. Spirit-wear (such as hoodies) may not be worn as outerwear Monday-Thursday.

Spirit Wear Fridays & Field Trip Attire

Students may wear CCA spirit-wear and jeans on Fridays if they have not received a dress code infraction during the week. Spirit-wear may not be worn Monday-Thursday. Spirit-wear is sold through CCA PTF. Students are required to purchase at least one spirit-wear shirt. Jeans must be modest and not have any holes or frays.

Field trip attire will either be spirit-wear (blue jeans and CCA spirit-wear) or chapel attire (navy bottoms and white collared shirt with CCA crest).  The teacher in charge will assign the dress code according to planned activities.

Dress-Up Days

Students will be permitted to dress out of uniform on occasion throughout the school year.  Students must dress modestly on these occasions. Shirts must not have inappropriate/suggestive wording and/or graphics.

Dress Code Infractions

Spirit-Wear Fridays are a reward for students who are in compliance with the dress code during the week. Students who violate the dress code will receive a dress code infraction and cannot wear spirit wear t-shirts and jeans the Friday after they received an infraction.  The dress code infraction form is located in the appendix.