Dress Code

Santa Clarita Christian School has developed a dress code to establish a modest and appropriate appearance and to promote a strong Christian testimony. SCCS pursues a conservative and academic atmosphere on campus. The guidelines listed below are in effect for the entire school day, including lunch and when on campus after school. Students must also abide by the dress code when participating in on or off-campus school activities.

We respectfully ask parents to observe the same guidelines when coming on campus.

*Please take note of the penalties for dress code violations on page 9.

General Guidelines

  • All clothes must portray a clean, modest, neat, not tight-fitting look that supports a learning environment
  • Gang-related clothing, such as oversized clothes or sagging pants is not allowed
  • Students are not permitted to get tattoos, and existing tattoos are to be covered at all times
  • Hats are only allowed to be worn outside (i.e. not in classes, chapels, etc.)
  • While girls may have pierced ears, no other body piercings are allowed for guys or girls

Young Ladies

Skirts/Dresses

  • Must be no shorter than 3" above the middle of the knee; slits may not be higher than 3" above the middle of the knee. (Spanx/shorts/leggings should be worn underneath)

Pants

  • Jeans should be appropriate; not have any holes in them or patches on them.
  • Jeggings, sweatpants, pajama pants, athletic warm-ups, or nylon breakaway pants are not permitted
  • Leggings are permitted when worn with an appropriate skirt or dress

Shorts

  • Must be at least as long as the tips of the fingers when a girl’s arms are down at her side
  • Athletic shorts, lace shorts, nylon shorts, or board shorts are not allowed

Shirts

  • Shoulder straps must be at least 2” in width
  • Tops must be modest and not revealing (no cleavage), with midsection not visible at all, even when sitting; any sheer or see through portions must have dress code approved garment underneath
  • Girls may wear nice and appropriate T-shirts; no inappropriate graphics or wording
  • Undergarments must be worn at all times and should not be visible
  • Absolutely no Bralettes should be visible at any time
  • When jackets are worn, shirts underneath must conform to dress code guidelines
  • Athletes may wear appropriate SCCS game wear (shirts or jerseys) on game days

Shoes

  • Must be worn at all times. Students in grades 7-12 may wear flatfooted strapless or open-toed sandals

Hairstyles

  • Must be natural and neat (unusual styles or coloring of the hair is not acceptable)

Accessories

  • Make-up needs to be conservative, not extreme in appearance or excessive
  • No patterned (fishnet, lace, etc.) tights or stockings

 

Young Men

Pants

  • Must be neat, clean, and in good condition (no holes or patches)
  • Sweatpants, pajama pants, athletic warm-ups, or nylon breakaway pants are not permitted

Shorts

  • Athletic, nylon, or board shorts are not allowed

Shirts

  • Must have either collars or at least two buttons in front
  • Full front buttoned shirts must remain appropriately buttoned
  • No T-shirts or thermal shirts are allowed, either short-sleeved or long-sleeved (except on Fridays, boys may wear SCCS themed t-shirts)
  • Shirts underneath jackets and hoodies must be in dress code
  • Sweaters may be worn without a collar
  • Athletes may wear appropriate SCCS game wear (shirts or jerseys) on game days

Shoes

  • Must be worn at all times. Students in grades 7-12 may wear flatfooted strapless or open-toed sandals

Hairstyles

  • Must be natural, trimmed and neat
  • Length should be short, off the collar and no longer than the middle of the ears on the side
  • Unusual styles or coloring of the hair is not acceptable
  • Young men are to be clean-shaven
     

Dress Code for Formal Events and Homecoming

  • Length – Dresses must not be shorter than 3” from the middle of the knee. Sheer or see-thru fabric at the bottom of the dress is not calculated in the 3” rule. Slits may not be higher than 3” above the middle of the knee
  • Neckline – No visible cleavage
  • Back – Dresses must not have a low or open back. Girls must be able to wear a normal strapless undergarment with the gown without the undergarment being visible
  • Straps – Strapless gowns are not permitted
  • Tightness – Dresses must not be form-fitting

NOTE: Dresses must be approved before you may attend the event. Modesty is the key!