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Dress Code

A flexible and cost effective dress code has been established at our school to encourage academic success while reducing distractions and competition. Implementing a simple, flexible, cost effective dress code promotes student learning and increased academic instruction time.


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Solid blue, White, bright green
Note: A bright green polo purchased only through Image Builders is encouraged
  • A bright green polo purchased only through Image Builders is encouraged.  Please contact the Image Builders toll-free customer service hotline at (855) 654-6243.  A customer service representative will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday – Eastern Standard Time or go to the school website for more information. 


Clothing Worn Under Tops
  • Short or long sleeved shirts, turtlenecks.
  • Color – Solid Blue, Black, Green, Gray or White.
  • Limitations - Holes, rips, logos or hoods are not permissible.
Clothing Worn Over Tops
  • Sweaters/Sweatshirts.
  • Color – Solid Blue, Black, Green, Gray or White.
  • Limitations – Designs and hoods are not permissible. 





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Solid Khaki, Navy, or Black.


Pants, and shorts


  • Limitations - Pants must be worn at the natural waist.  No sagging.  No skin-tight material.  Sweatpants, jeans, athletic shorts/pants, skirts, skorts, and jumpers are not permissible.  Pants with excessive holes/rips are not permissible. 
  • Shorts may not be worn from November 1st – March 1st.  


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Belts, Socks, and Shoes


  • Color – Any solid color.
  • Limitations - No extreme designs, studded or roped belts. 
  • Color – Any color.
  • Limitations – Socks must be worn and not be distracting to the learning environment. 

Shoes Dress, athletic shoes or boots. 
  • Color - Any color.
  • Limitations - No open toed shoes, high heels, athletic slides or sandals.


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Not Permitted

  • Excessive jewelry and/or accessories (i.e. facial piercings, hoop earrings, bracelets, chain wallets, and extreme necklaces) as determined by administration is not permitted.
  • No more than two pair of stud-post earrings are permitted. Only ears may be pierced. No over-sized studs.
  • Excessive makeup is not permitted as determined by administration.
  • No doo rags/head scarves/bandanas. Hats of any kind may not be worn in the building.
  • Excessive hair styles and colors that distract from student learning are not permitted. 
  • Scarves are not permitted.
  • Wearing, carrying, and displaying gang paraphernalia, names, signs, or symbols of gang membership are prohibited.
  • Ink on skin is prohibited and must be covered up so it is not visible. This includes any type of sharpie, pen, paint, temporary tattoo, etc.
  • Outdoor apparel is not to be worn in the classrooms. This includes hats, gloves, scarves, coats, jackets, and sunglasses.
  • Backpacks, purses, satchels, etc. are prohibited in hallways and classrooms during instructional hours. The aforementioned items must be stored in student lockers upon arrival and kept there until dismissal.


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Spirit Days

During the school year, students may take part in designated spirt days to show school pride. Students must follow the guidelines below. 
  • May Wear – Casual pants/shorts and ANY Emerson Academy Spirit Wear top.
  • May NOT Wear – Skin tight material including: leggings, jeggings, tight jeans, yoga pants or other pants considered inappropriate by administration. Excessive holes/rips in pants/shorts are not permissible.  Shorts may not be worn from Nov 1st – May 1st
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