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Dress Code

Addenbrooke Classical Academy believes that the way students dress is a direct reflection on their behavior and the reputation of the school. Accordingly, we have established a dress code to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Addenbrooke Classical Academy recognizes that our high school students are approaching adulthood, and we want to provide the privilege of greater choice in dress.  

General Guidelines

Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:

  • Students must present a neat appearance.
  • Items of dress are to be of an appropriate size/fit, must be modest, and must be worn as intended by the dress code policy.
  • A student can be out of compliance for wearing non-approved items or by wearing approved items in a manner that is sloppy, immodest, or otherwise inappropriate.
  • We will not allow appearance that is so conspicuous, extreme, distracting, immodest, profane, disrespectful, or different in color and style that it would draw undue attention from an outside visitor.

    Elementary Dress Code

    We will consider the following clothing styles and colors appropriate: 

    • We allow solid khaki pants, black pants, or blue denim jeans, skirts, jumpers, and capris with approved tops. All pants must have a button or zipper and should not be made of stretchy material. No sweatpants, jeggings, or leggings (without a skirt over them) are allowed.
    • We allow only solid red, gray, and black polo shirts (no ruffles, lace, elastic, or smocking).
    • Students may wear Addenbrooke logoed t-shirt on Fridays only in the elementary. Middle school students may wear Addenbrooke logoed t-shirts at any time.
    • Skirts and jumpers must not be more than two inches above the top of the kneecap (credit card).
    • We allow walking shorts until October 15 and after April 1, unless administration specifies in advance. Shorts must be solid khaki, navy, or black and must be knee-length.
    • We do not allow blouses and button down shirts. 

    Uniforms must also abide by the following guidelines: 

    • Shirts may have a school insignia, but no other ornamentation. This includes labels. (We do not consider buttons and tabs that are part of the garment when purchased as ornamentation.)
    • No knit pants, sweatpants, jogging, or leggings (without a shirt or jumper over them).
    • Uniforms must be made of a standard uniform material such as cotton or twill.
    • You must wear uniforms at the natural waist. They cannot be poorly fitted or oversized and baggy, to allow sagging of the pants, or be too tight fitting. If belts have buckles, they must not be oversized nor have any writing considered as offensive. 

    Accessories: 

    • Students may wear solid color sweaters or sweatshirts without hoods and without any design or insignia (color appropriate to the school) over uniform shirts.
    • Students may wear the Addenbrooke Classical hoodies at school.
    • Students may not wear coats and jackets in the building, although they may wear the Addenbrooke zipped jacket and button down sweaters.
    • Students may wear white t-shirts under uniform shirts. Students may wear solid colored turtlenecks (white or a color appropriate to the school) under uniform shirts. 
    • No manner of clothing, jewelry, button, or pin may display drugs, cigarettes, sexually suggestive items, alcohol, profanity, gang related logos or messages, or pictures or words that are determined to be distracting or demeaning to others by the school’s administrators.
    • We do not permit hats, caps, sweatbands, bandannas, sunglasses, and other head coverings inside the building.
    • Pierced earrings for girls are permissible when worn in the earlobes as designed. Tattoos and other body piercing are not permitted to be visible at school. Students may not wear at school items such as nose rings, nose pins, tongue rings, tongue pins, or any jewelry to accessorize facial or body piercings. 
    • Extreme color/hairstyles, make-up, etc. must not be a distraction, immodest, inflammatory, or offensive.
    • Chains, wallet chains, and spiked jewelry are not allowed on campus or at school related activities.
    • Students may wear tights, hose, or socks. 
    • All students will participate in physical education (PE) classes. During PE, students should wear appropriate athletic or tennis-type shoes.

    Elementary Out of Uniform Days (first Friday of each month):

    • Students may pay a dollar to wear a hoodie or dress out of uniform for the day.

    Middle School Dress Code

    We will consider the following clothing styles and colors appropriate: 

    Shirts:

    • Only solid red, gray, and black polo shirts (no ruffles, lace, elastic, logos, designs).
    • Polos may have the school insignia but no other ornamentation.
    • We do not allow t-shirts unless they are approved Addenbrooke logo wear.
    • Shirts may not have holes or be ragged and worn or sleeveless.
    • Shirts may not have logos or display designs related to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gangs, violence, or offensive language.
    • Girls’ tops must be modest and may not show undergarments or cleavage.
    • We do not allow blouses and button down shirts.
    • Students may wear white t-shirts under uniform shirts. Students may also wear solid colored turtlenecks (white or a color appropriate to the school) under uniform shirts.

    Pants, Shorts, Capris, and Skirts:

    • We allow solid khaki, black, or blue denim pants, skirts, and capris.
    • Skirts must not be more than two inches above the top of the kneecap (credit card).
    • Pants may not “sag” or “bag” or be overly tight-fitting.
    • We allow walking shorts until October 15 and after April 1, unless administration specifies otherwise in advance. Shorts need to be solid khaki or black and must be knee-length.
    • Pants, shorts, and capris may not be ripped, ragged, or worn.
    • Pants, shorts, or capris may not be made of fabric that stretches. Specific garments prohibited under this include any “workout” or yoga pants, jeggings, leggings, or sweatpants of any kind.

    Sweatshirts and Jackets:

    • Students may wear solid color sweaters or sweatshirts without hoods and without any designs or logos (color appropriate to the school) over uniform shirts.
    • All sweaters, either round neck or v-neck, must have a shirt collar visible underneath.
    • Students may wear jackets or sweatshirts in the building if unzipped, unbuttoned, or otherwise opened in the front.
    • Jackets or sweatshirts may not display logos or designs related to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gangs, violence, or offensive language.
    • Students may wear the Addenbrooke hoodie.

    College Wear Days:

    • Students may wear a sweatshirt, t-shirt, hoodie, or other shirt displaying a college logo on designated “College Wear Days.”
    • All other dress code rules still apply.
    • Absolutely no sweatpants or leggings, even if logoed wear.

    Accessories and Hair:

    • No manner of clothing, jewelry, button, or pin may display drugs, cigarettes, sexually suggestive items, alcohol, profanity, gang related logos or messages, or pictures or words that are determined to be distracting or demeaning to others by the school’s administrators.
    • We do not permit hats, caps, sweatbands, bandannas, sunglasses, and other head coverings inside the building.
    • Girls may wear pierced earrings in the earlobes. We do not permit visible tattoos or other body piercings including nose rings, nose pins, tongue rings, tongue pins, or any jewelry accessorizing facial or body piercings.
    • We do not permit distracting or extreme makeup, hairstyles, or hair color including green, red, blue, purple, or orange.
    • Students may not wear chains, wallet chains, or spiked jewelry on campus or at school related activities.

    High School Dress Code

    We will consider the following clothing styles and colors appropriate: 

    Shirts:

    • Shirts must only be polo or button down dress shirts for both boys and girls. Shirts must have a collar. Students must wear button down shirts fully buttoned at all times, and they cannot leave button down shirts open while wearing a t-shirt underneath.
    • We do not allow t-shirts unless they are approved Addenbrooke logo wear.
    • Shirts may not have holes or be ragged and worn or sleeveless.
    • Shirts may not have logos or display designs related to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gangs, violence, or offensive language.
    • Girls’ dresses and tops must be modest and may not show undergarments or cleavage.
    • Girls’ dresses and tops must have sleeves.

    Pants, Shorts, Capris, Skirts, and Dresses:

    • Pants, shorts, and capris must be of traditional solid conservative color – navy, khaki, brown, black, gray, or solid blue denim.
    • Girls may wear patterned skirts and dresses.
    • Pants may not “sag” or “bag” or be overly tight fitting.
    • The length of pants, shorts, skirts, and dresses will not be shorter than two inches (credit card) above the top of the knee.
    • Pants, shorts, and capris may not be ripped, ragged, or worn.
    • Pants or shorts may not be made of fabric that stretches. Specific garments prohibited under this include any “workout” or yoga pants, jeggings, leggings, or sweatpants of any kind.

    Sweatshirts and Jackets:

    • All sweaters, either round neck or v-neck, must have a shirt color visible underneath. 
    • Students may wear jackets or sweatshirts in the building if unzipped, unbuttoned, or otherwise opened in the front.
    • Jackets or sweatshirts may not display logos or designs related to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gangs, violence, or offensive language.
    • Students may wear the Addenbrooke hoodie.

    College Wear Days:

    • Students may wear a sweatshirt, t-shirt, hoodie, or other shirt displaying a college logo on designated “College Wear Days.”
    • All other dress code rules still apply.
    • Absolutely no sweatpants or leggings, even if logoed wear.

    Accessories and Hair:

    • No manner of clothing, jewelry, button, or pin may display drugs, cigarettes, sexually suggestive items, alcohol, profanity, gang related logos or messages, or pictures or words determined distracting or demeaning to others by the school administrators.
    • We do not permit hats, caps, sweatbands, bandanas, sunglasses, or other head coverings while inside the building.
    • Students may wear pierced earrings in the earlobes. We do not permit visible tattoos or other body piercings including nose rings, nose pins, tongue rings, tongue pins, or any jewelry accessorizing facial or body piercings.
    • We do not permit distracting or extreme makeup, hairstyles, or hair color including green, red, blue, purple, or orange.
    • Students may not wear chains, wallet chains, or spiked jewelry on campus or at school related activities. 
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    3940 S Teller Street, Lakewood, CO 80235

    Phone: (303) 989.1336
    Fax: (303) 237.1786