We believe that student attire affects the learning environment of the school campus. College-Ready Academy relies upon the good judgment and taste of both students and families with respect to grooming and appearance. Cleanliness, neatness, and due regard for the legitimate sensibility of other constitutes the basic goals and norms of the school. The following uniform requirements apply to all students of College-Ready Academy High School.
In the 2016 – 2017 school year, each grade level will be wearing a different color of shirt; the colors will be shades of grey. 9th grade will be in ash grey. 10th grade will be in sport grey. The 11th grade in charcoal grey and 12th graders will be in Black. Students will only be able to purchase uniform shirts if they earned the proper number of credits to be in that grade level.
- 10th grade students will need 57.5 credits.
- 11th grade students will need 115 credits.
- 12th grade students will need 172.5 credits.
In order to be in compliance with the Alliance Uniform Policy, the only sweatshirts, jackets, sport coats/blazer, sweaters and vest students will be able to wear must be black, cannot have ANY visible logo and must a solid color (no lettering, logos, or branding). Students will not be able to wear their own outerwear for the 2016 - 2017 school year if it does not adhere to the uniform guidelines. In addition, all accessories including but not limited to ties, socks, belts, t-shirts, shoelaces, and shoes must be black, white, grey or any combination of the three colors. Students at each Alliance campus must adhere to a strict uniform policy.
The specific uniform required for Heritage College-Ready Academy High School is as follows and applies to all students:
- Tops: Every Student must wear a short sleeve or long sleeve Burton Tech logo dress or polo shirt.
- Bottoms: Solid black dress pants/slacks that are well-sized, skirts/shorts at knee-length
- Tucked in Shirts: All uniform shirts will be tucked in for the entire day, while on school grounds and/or school activities.
- Skirts & Shorts: If wearing skirts or shorts, they must be knee-length.
- Clothing Size: Uniform items, including pants and shirts, should not be tightly fitted or no larger than one size of the student’s regular clothing size
- Undershirts: Only black, white or grey solid undershirts will be permitted
- Footwear: Black, white or gray dress shoes or tennis shoes. All footwear must have closed toes and heel straps. No house shoes, slippers, or sandals of any kind are allowed
- Accessories: Head/hair wear such as ribbons, headbands, and clips must be black, white or gray
- Spirit Shirts: Heritage t-shirts bearing the school crest, any college or university t-shirt
The following clothing items are expressly prohibited for all students:
- Any pants other than dress pants/slacks
- Inappropriately tight and/or short clothing as determined by administration
- Low-rise and/or hip-hugger pants
- Tights / leggings worn as pants
- Clothing with holes, especially if they reveal flesh
- Open-toed shoes
- Caps, hats, bandanas, hoods, and beanies
- Pull-over sweatshirts regardless of color
- Clothing worn inside out
- Any clothing that does not properly cover the body
- Any clothing that may be construed as having gang –affiliation (colored shoelaces, initialed belt buckles, cut-out belts, “sagging”/oversized clothing, etc.)
- Any attire that may be a distraction will be confiscated. Distracting attire includes but is not limited to accessories such as extra clothing pieces, and excessive and/or large pieces of jewelry.
Out-Of Uniform Consequences
Parents will be contacted immediately when their student is not adhering to the uniform policy described above. If a student is out of uniform, parents will be asked to bring the student a change of clothes before the student may return to class.
Students are expected to be responsible for coming to school in uniform prepared to learn and to check their own attire. Please be aware that, all staff will conduct uniform checks routinely. Students who are not in compliance with the uniform policy will be dealt with on an individual basis by the administration.
All students whose attire is in violation of Dress Code policy face disciplinary action and depending on the severity of the violation, students may not be permitted to return to class until they have changed.
Free Dress Guidelines
1. Boys and girls are permitted to wear casual pants, including clean and un-torn or frayed jeans.
2. Boys and girls are permitted to wear T-shirts, sweatshirts or other casual shirts/blouses provided they are modest and do not make reference to drugs, alcoholic beverages, taverns, offensive activities or sexual content, etc. “Double meaning” T-shirts are not permitted.
3. Bare midriffs and clothing that is sexually suggestive or fails to conceal undergarments, back, abdomen, and cleavage will not be allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, cut-out shirts, halter tops, short shorts/skirts, bathing suits, tank tops, low-cut tops/dresses, or muscle shirts.
4. Gang attire of any kind will not be allowed. This includes gang-related clothing, solid colors of red or blue clothing or accessories, including but not limited to bandannas, or other symbols, emblems, or insignia are prohibited. Gang-related web belts with or without punched out metal buckles are prohibited. Dangerous clothing accessories are prohibited (i.e., spiked jewelry, studded collars, studded belts).
5. Girls may wear casual pants, skirts, shorts and skorts and appropriate blouses. Skirts and skorts must be the appropriate size and must be knee-length.
6. Sandals are not permitted for either boys or girls.
7. Neither boys nor girls are permitted to wear caps or hats. Hats are not to be worn during any school time.
8. Any student, who has doubt about what to wear, should simply not wear it.