The HCS Dress Code was developed to provide the best atmosphere for students to learn and to avoid peer pressure related to clothing. Our primary objectives are neatness and modesty. The HCS Dress Code is sufficiently flexible to encourage individual identity and a positive self-image within the borders of appropriate dress for school.
Parents, please send your children to school in clean and appropriate attire. The guidelines in this handbook are meant to provide help for parents and students in selecting appropriate clothing for school. If a parent or student has a question about the Dress Code, please do not hesitate to call the school office for clarification.
Modesty Defined: Modesty is the voluntary personal responsibility to behave and dress in such a manner as to not draw attention to oneself, to not think proudly of oneself and to protect from purposeful or unintended enticement in inappropriate ways and places. The principles of 1 Corinthians 10:31 and 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 apply.
This dress code applies for all school events including picture day, field trips, etc. Teachers will inform students when special attire is needed for these events. In the event that the dress code has been violated, staff has the right to ask for corrective action.
Clean and neat. Appearance should not be a distraction to other students, including make-up, tattoos, and piercings.
Hair should be clean, appropriately styled, and should not call undue attention to the student.
Boys’ facial hair must be neatly groomed and worn in such a way that is not conspicuous or extreme.
Clothing should be clean and appropriate for the day’s activities.
Printed shirts should have appropriate pictures and slogans. T-shirts or sweatshirts with worldly pictures or writing are not permitted.
No hats, caps, or other types of head gear (including bandanas) are to be worn in the buildings unless medically required and approved by the administration.
When shorts or skirts are worn, they must be a modest length and must be longer than the middle finger when arms are held at the side. This length also applies to “stylish’ rips in jeans; no exposed skin should be seen through holes above this cutoff.
Tanks tops must have at least a 2-finger wide strap.
No revealing or low-cut outfits (use the 1 hand rule for shirts by placing thumb on collarbone).
If yoga pants, tights or leggings are worn, shirts should cover to mid-thigh.