• Dress Code - Overview

    1. To help keep our students focused on learning without distractions, we expect each one to dress appropriately. Our code of student conduct prohibits disruptive, provocative, revealing, profane, vulgar, offensive, obscene or unsafe clothing or bodily appearances. Here are some examples.
      Don't wear:
      1. exposed undergarments
      2. sagging pants
      3. see-through or excessively short, tight or revealing clothes
      4. bare midriff or strapless shirts
      5. clothing with lewd, indecent or vulgar messages or illustrations
      6. clothing that advertises products or services illegal to minors
      7. head coverings
      8. chains, spikes or other accessories that could be perceived as or used as a weapon
      9. clothing that violates the school system's policies against gang and gang-related activities
      Principals may use their discretion in implementing the dress code, including making reasonable accommodations on the basis of your student's religious beliefs or medical conditions. The Wake Young Men's and Young Women's Leadership Academies have specific uniform policies.
      Policy Code: 4316 Student Dress Code
      Students are expected to adhere to standards of dress and appearance. Our guiding principles for the student dress code are similar to those experienced and expected in the workplace: attire that furthers health and safety of students and staff, enables the educational process, and facilitates the operations of the school.  Parents are asked to partner with the school district to monitor student attire to help adhere to the guiding principles set forth in the policy.

      To promote these goals, students may not wear or carry clothing, jewelry, book bags, or other personal articles that:
      1. Depict profanity, vulgarity, obscenity, or violence;
      2. Promote the use or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs;
      3. Are prohibited under Policy 4309 III-2 (Gang and Gang Related Activity) or any other provision of the Code of Student Conduct;
      4. Threaten the health or safety of staff or students; or
      5. Are reasonably likely to create a substantial disruption of the educational process or operations of the school.