Dress Code Policy
The GRACE dress code is designed to serve as a guide to parents and students on the proper attire for our students. The biblical principles of Christlikeness, modesty, purity, obedience, and respect are the standards applied. As Christians, our goal is to glorify God in everything and to be an example to those around us.
- “Whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.” I Corinthians 10:31
- “Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” I Timothy 4:12
- “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2
Clothing should be neat, modest, and appropriate. Clothing should be appropriately sized – not too small and not too large. A student should not be dressed in such a way as to draw attention to his/ her body, but to respect and honor God, themselves and others.
Parents and students have the primary responsibility to understand and adhere to the dress code. In all circumstances, GRACE retains the final authority to determine, at its discretion, whether a student is in compliance with the dress code. If a dress code infraction pertains to modesty, the student will be required to change their attire or have a parent bring appropriate clothing to school. Students will remain in the office until dressed appropriately and any absences from class during this time will be considered unexcused absences. Each infraction will be handled as a disciplinary matter and formally documented in FACTS. Repeated infractions will be considered as defiance, therefore, 3 documented infractions will result in administrative detention. Cross-gender dressing will not be allowed under any circumstances. The administration reserves the right to amend the dress code as needed to address new fads and styles.
The GRACE dress code is designed to serve as a guide to students and their parents on the proper attire for our student body. Knowing how to present oneself properly within the school community prepares students for future professional environments. Our desire is to partner with families to instill this important life skill.
A young lady or gentleman should be dressed in such a way to respect and honor God, themselves and others. Clothing should be neat, modest, and appropriate.
Supervising teachers may designate a specific dress code for field trips or special events with administration approval. Otherwise students are expected to be in school dress code, including exam days and while on campus before and after school.
For details on specific dress code guidelines, please consult the dress code section of the Parent-Student Handbook.