Dress Code Highlights

Dress and Grooming (All Grade Levels)

The district’s dress code teaches grooming and hygiene, prevents disruption, minimizes safety hazards, and maintains a positive learning climate. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following: Students shall be clean, well dressed, groomed and neatly dressed.

Apparel designed for sleepwear will not be permitted (e.g. pajama pants, house shoes, etc.). Bizarre dress or clothing that makes even casual reference to drugs or drug paraphernalia, alcohol, tobacco, electronic cigarettes, or other electronic vaporizing devices, gangs, weapons, violence, sexual innuendoes, satanic or hostile implications, profanity, organizations or groups (whether real or fictitious) which promote any of the above, or other statement, reference, or depiction deemed inappropriate by the administration or misrepresenting police or other lawful organizations shall not be worn.

Any dress determined by the principal to be related to gangs will not be permitted on school property, including but not limited to colors, emblems, or style of clothing. Sleeves may not be worn so as to cover the student’s hands.


Scope of Dress and Grooming Code

  • This Code is applicable to students during any school activity on or off school property, before, during, and after normal school hours, including nights and weekend activities.

  • The principal shall have the authority to designate a modified Code for certain activities, such as but not limited to the Senior Prom, Graduation, school dances, special assemblies, banquets, etc. Students attending such activities shall be expected to comply with the Code established by the principal.

  • Nothing in the dress code shall interfere with the normal operation of such classes as physical education or other such activities.


Joy James Academy of Leadership Uniform Policy

Joy James Academy of Leadership has an established uniform policy, which is new for the 2022-2023 school year. The purpose of a uniform policy is to promote an environment focused on academic rigor. The wearing of the school uniform signifies community and the student's desire to obtain excellence.

Parents are responsible for providing their student(s) with the required uniform. A request for school assistance for purchasing uniforms must be made in writing to the Principal. Further details are available in the Principal’s office.

Uniform packages may be purchased from Academic Outfitters. Clothing may be purchased elsewhere, as long as a patch with the school’s crest is adhered to each shirt. Patches are available for purchase in the school's office.

Pre-K-5th Grade Uniform Requirements 

  • Solid collared polo or oxford shirts with the Academy’s crest may be worn in the following approved colors: navy blue, light blue, or white.

  • Khaki Pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, capris, or jumpers are acceptable; all must be hemmed or cuffed and can be no shorter than three inches above the knee. Jeans must be free of embellishments. Sagging pants are not permissible.

  • Sweaters or jackets may be worn with a uniform polo-type shirt underneath.

  • Leggings may be worn under the approved clothing.

  • There are no uniform requirements for footwear; students must follow district dress code for shoes.