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Middle School Dress Code

NSA asks students to dress in a manner that is in good taste and appropriate for school and school-sponsored functions. Cleanliness and neatness help to develop pride in one’s appearance and a positive self-image. We ask that each student dress for his/her own sense of self-respect, as well as for the consideration of others. For this reason we have specific requirements for standards of dress. Hallmarks of our dress code are being neat, clean, and well groomed. Due to frequent changes in fashion, it is impossible to specifically describe all clothing styles that might be considered unacceptable to wear to school. NSA reserves the right to determine whether clothing conforms to the “spirit” as well as the “letter” of the dress code. When parents support the dress code, it makes a clear statement to the students that they support the policies and standards of our school. Dress code violations can result in referrals.

 Dress Code for Boys:

  • All boys’ shirts must be tucked into pants.
  • Shirts for boys must be collared and should not have any writing or messages. Turtleneck shirts are considered collared. A sweater may be worn without a collared shirt. Boys may wear a t-shirt underneath the sweater. 
  • Blue denim shorts and jeans are not permitted. Denim of other solid colors may be worn as long as it is not frayed, faded, and/or stonewashed.
  • No “Heelies” and “Crocs” of any type may be worn.
  • Pants must be worn at the appropriate waist level. Belt loops require a belt.
  • Hats or other head coverings must be removed while in the buildings.
  • Boys’ hair should be cut to stay out of eyes and should not exceed the bottom of the collar, with no ponytails or radical hairstyles.
  • Facial hair, earrings, or other adornments are prohibited for boys.
  • Only NSA or college logos may be worn on sweatshirts with no hoods.
  • All jackets, coats and hooded sweatshirts are considered outerwear and may not be worn in the classrooms during the school day. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER AND THE TEMPERATURE!
 Dress Code for Girls:
  • Shirts for girls may not include any writing or messages.
  • Girls’ shirts must be tucked in unless designed to be worn on the outside of slacks, shorts, or skirts.
  • Shirts or blouses must be of proper fit and condition. “See through” material, low-cut necklines, bare shoulders or backs, backless tops and tank tops are not permitted and undergarments may not be visible.
  • Blue denim shorts, skirts, jeans and other blue denim attire are not permitted. Denim clothing of other solid colors may be worn as long as it is in good repair and is not frayed, faded and/or stonewashed
  • Shoes must be safe and appropriate for school. Backless shoes are not permitted nor are shoes with heels over 2 inches in height. No “Heelies” and “Crocs” of any type may be worn.
  • Shorts, skirts and skorts must be no shorter than 4 inches above the top of the kneecap.
  • Skirts and pants must be worn at the appropriate waist level.
  • Girls must keep their hair out of their eyes.
  • Hats and other head coverings must be removed while in the buildings.
  • Only NSA or college logo may be worn on sweatshirts with no hoods. 
  • All jackets, coats, and hooded sweatshirts are considered outerwear and may not be worn in the classrooms during the school day. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER AND THE TEMPERATURE!
Clothing Not Suitable for School:
  • Blue denim attire
  • Oversized clothing
  • Flannel shirts or men's shirts worn as jackets
  • Faded or stonewashed clothing
  • Athletic clothing and jerseys 
  • Tight, form-fitting clothing
  • Camouflage prints, including jackets
  • Surfer or beach apparel
  • Flip flops, Heelies and Crocs