Hameto​wn Christian Academy

Student Appearance Guidelines

Scriptural Appearance Guidelines
  • Pleasing to the Lord. Good and acceptable in His eyes. Col. 3:23
  • Becomes the Gospel of Christ. Your general manner and behavior. Phil. 1:27
  • Modest. Clothing should be loose-fitting, and non-figure revealing.
  • 1 Tim. 2:9
  • Moderate. Not excessive, extreme, or extravagant. Phil. 4:5
  • Clothing should be clean, pressed if needed, and in good condition (No holes or tears).
  • No large logos, prints, or transfers. No logos across the buttocks.
  • Clothing or shoes in fluorescents, very bright colors and bright patterns are not permitted.
  • All student hair styles and female makeup should be conservative and non-attention drawing.

Appearance Guideline Purpose

The purpose of Hametown Christian Academy is to provide an excellent education that esteems God and His perspectives as right in all matters of life. As a Christian Academy, it is our desire that our students follow Biblical guidelines at all times. With this in mind, the following appearance guidelines are required AT ALL TIMES while students are at school.

Appearance Guideline Definitions

• Standard: That which is established as a rule or model, by the opinion, custom or general consent, of the school administration.

• Conservative: Holding to traditional Biblical-based values, behaviors and attitudes. 

General Dress for Girls

  • Blouses - Only polo shirts, blouses, buttoned down shirts with collars and dressy crew-neck or v-neck shirts are permitted. No casual T-shirts or flannels. The neckline must come within a two-finger width of the collarbone.
  • Skirts - Only solid colored, print, striped, or plaid skirts, jumpers, maxi skirts or dresses are permitted. Hem and slits must reach the middle of the knee when standing. The younger girls must wear shorts under their skirts to play on the playground equipment.
  • Hosiery - Only solid, standard color socks or hose are required.
  • Sweaters - Only sweaters, fleeces, or garments with v-necks, crew necks, or without collars are permitted but must have a blouse with a collar underneath. If worn alone, sweaters must fall well-below the waistline where no skin or undergarments can be seen in all movements. Sweatshirts or hoodies are not permitted.
  • Shoes - Only conservative dress shoes and boots that are feminine looking, including standard color, low-top tennis shoes may be worn. High-top tennis shoes, hiking boots or shoes, slippers, sandals, flip flops, crocs, light-up shoes and jelly shoes are not permitted. Heel height cannot exceed 2 ½ “.
  • Makeup - Makeup should be applied in a conservative manner.
  • Hair - Hair should be the original hair color. Minor highlights are permitted. Hair should be styled in a conservative, feminine manner and combed away from the eyes. No extreme hairstyles, bleached, unnatural-colored, or streaked hair is permitted. Hair is not to be shaven in areas. If a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her. . ." I Corinthians. 11:15.
  • Accessories - Only conservative necklaces, earrings, and finger rings are permitted. Only one necklace may be worn. Only one set of earrings no larger than a quarter in any direction are allowed. One rings per hand. No body-piercing, body jewelry, gauges, bandanas or tattoos are permitted.
  • Outerwear - All coats and jackets are permitted, but must be removed upon entering the classrooms, opening, or Bible studies.

General Dress for Boys

  • Shirts - Only polo shirts or buttoned down shirts with collars are permitted. No flannels. All shirts must stay completely tucked in. Solid colored undershirts, with no writing, are permitted but may not extend beyond the outer garment.
  • Pants - Only solid colored dress pants, Khaki pants, corduroy pants and denim slacks, (i.e., Tough skins), are permitted. No blue-denim jeans, faded pants, parachute pants, or cargo pants are allowed. Belts must be worn on pants with loops.
  • Socks - Only solid, standard colored socks that cover the ankle.
  • Sweaters -  Fleeces or sweaters may be solid colored or patterned and may be worn in the classroom during colder days. No large prints are allowed. Sweatshirts, hoodies, and flannel shirts are not permitted. An undershirt without a collar is permitted.
  • Shoes - Only conservative dress shoes and dress boots including standard color, low-top tennis shoes may be worn. High-top tennis shoes, hiking boots, work boots, slippers, sandals, flip flops, crocs, light-up shoes are not permitted.
  • Hair - Standard, conservative tapered cuts which keep the hair off the collar and ears are required. Hair should be combed away from the eyes and sideburns should be no longer than the ear opening. No extreme hairstyles, dying or "tails" are permitted. Boys must be clean-shaven. "Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?" 1 Cor. 11:14.
  • Accessories - Necklaces, chains, gaudy rings, bracelets, earrings, body piercing, and tattoos, are not permitted.
  • Outerwear - All coats and jackets are permitted, but must be removed upon entering the classrooms, opening, or Bible studies.