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Dress expectations

As a college and career academy, the focus of our dress code is appropriate career attire. Students should view these expectations in the same way they would if an employer gave them a dress code. As in any workplace, accommodations will be made for religious requirements. Academy lab classes may have additional dress requirements due to safety or health considerations. Instructors will outline their expectations in the course syllabus.  All dress expectations, as stated in the Chesterfield County Public Schools Student Code of Conduct, apply.  

 Expectations Examples
  • Solid colored polo-style shirts of any brand.
  • Shirts must have sleeves, either long or short.
  • Shirts will not be worn open more than three inches below the neckline.

  • Must be a plain solid color and worn at the waist
  • Camo is not a solid color.
  • Ripped, torn, cut, or shredded pants are not permissible.
  • Yoga attire, leggings, and jeggings are not pants. 
  • Athletic wear, shorts, and sweatpants are not permissible.
  • Undergarments should never be visible.

             Picture of Pants
Sweaters and Sweatshirts
  • Must be a plain solid color
  • If wearing a sweater or sweatshirt, students must be wearing a polo-style shirt. 
  • Only Carver Academy logos are permissible. 
  • Hooded sweatshirts (hoodies) are not permitted to be worn inside the building. Students will be provided lockers to store hooded sweatshirts, hats, and outerwear. 
Picture of a man wearing a polo with a sweater  
Picture of polo with a sweater
  • Must have a back and a hard sole
  • Sneakers/tennis shoes are acceptable; slippers, flip-flops, etc are not

  • No headwear may be worn inside the building. ie. hats, do-rags, hair wraps, rollers, beanies, bandanas, sweatbands, hoods, etc.

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Additional Information
  • Dresses and skirts are not permitted.
  • Level 2 & 3 Academy classes may have a specific uniform that is required for class
  • PE classes expect students to wear shorts or sweatpants (without pockets), a tee shirt either plain or conforming to the school logo rules, and sneakers.  PE attire is to be worn only during PE class.
  • Administration may suspend these regulations for school spirit days.
The parents of any student required to wear clothing that deviates from these expectations based on religious beliefs, medical needs, or other good cause should contact the administration.

If you aren't sure if an item is acceptable, we'll be happy to pre-approve any item.