Quest Academy believes a mandatory school uniform policy will provide a more secure school environment, promote an atmosphere conducive to appropriate discipline with a minimum need for ongoing intervention and an increase in learning opportunities for students by removing many of the distractions and negative or disruptive connotations associated with various types of clothing.

All students are required to wear uniforms. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children wear the designated school uniform clothing as outlined below.

Colors

uniform-colors

Students may also wear navy/red plaid #36 for skirts, shorts, scooters, dresses, jumpers, cross ties, and neck ties. This is a very specific, school-uniform plaid and can be found with numerous vendors including Sears, Land’s End, French Toast, Academy Attire, and others.

Tops

  • Shirts must be of a collared style and of a solid color, white, navy or red with buttons that are clear, same color as the shirt, or tortoise shell type. Shirts cannot have a logo other than an embroidered school logo and all shirts must be long enough to remain tucked in.
  • Appropriate collared styles are blouse, polo, oxford, turtleneck, or dress shirt.
  • Sweaters or sweater vests may be worn in solid navy or red with corresponding navy or red buttons (clear & tortoise shell-type buttons are also acceptable).The sweater or vest is to be worn over the uniform shirt. Fleece vests in either solid navy or red with an embroidered school logo on it are acceptable to be worn over uniform collared shirt. A sweater or a vest does not need to be tucked in; however, the uniform shirt under the sweater or vest must be tucked in.
  • Hooded garments (sweatshirts, sweaters, or other tops) may not be worn during the school day.
Bottoms

  • Girls may wear skirts, jumpers, skorts, shorts, capris or pants.
  • Girls may wear bottoms that are either solid navy or tan.
  • Boys may wear pants or shorts in either solid navy or tan.
  • Skirts, shorts or skorts are to be no shorter than 2 inches above the kneecap.
  • No denim, nylon, sweat, leather, stretch or vinyl material will be used for uniform bottoms, including skirts.
  • The waistband of the bottom uniform garment must be worn on or above the hips at all times.
Accessories

  • All students must wear closed toe and closed heel shoes with socks and stockings. Socks or footed tights must be worn at all times. Shoes cannot have lights or wheels.
  • Appropriate colors for socks include, and are limited to, white, red, or navy.
  • Belts are recommended and must be solid brown or black.
  • No lighted shoes or heelies.
Dresses

  • Solid color red and navy polo dresses are allowed.
  • Students may also wear navy/red plaid #36 dresses.
School Spirit Shirts

  • Students are allowed to wear a designated “School Spirit Shirt” on select days.
  • The school spirit shirt specifications will be announced at a later date.
Student Council Sweaters

  • Members of the school’s student council may wear designated student council sweaters.
Dress & Grooming

  • Uniforms at Quest Academy are mandatory. Dress and grooming standards are part of the Uniform Regulations.
  • Uniforms must be worn during school hours, except under specially designated circumstances. Uniforms must also be worn for all before and after school programs, except where activities require alternate attire (i.e. sports, dance, etc.).
  • Students must present a modest, clean, and neat appearance at all times. All clothing must be clean, appropriately sized, and worn correctly. Pants/shorts/skirts must be worn at the waist, shirts must be buttoned and tucked in, shoes must be tied or fastened, clothing must be worn right-side-out, appropriate underwear must be worn, but not visible, etc. Clothing shall not be excessively worn or have holes.
  • Uniforms will be worn Monday through Friday and for programs.
  • Socks for boys and girls should be in coordinating colors; socks may be ankle or knee length in white, red, or navy. Girls may also wear appropriate smooth and/or cable knit footed or footless tights in solid white, red or navy. Socks or tights must be worn at all times. Socks must be worn with footless tights. No nylon stockings may be worn.
  • Students may wear jewelry or hair accessories that are appropriate for wear at school and are not a distraction or danger. Students may not wear ear gauges or jewelry with protruding spikes.
  • Hair must be kept neat and have a combed appearance and appropriate for school. No extreme hair color or styles, only “natural” hair colors are permitted (for example, fuchsia or “hot pink” hair is not “natural”).
  • Any makeup worn should be appropriate for school.
  • No hats of any kind, including baseball caps, or sunglasses, may be worn in the building except for medical or religious purposes.
  • Outer wear that is worn for warmth to and from school and at outside recess is not considered a uniform item.
  • Plain white, red, or navy undershirts may be worn under school shirt.
  • Dress items not specifically covered above but considered inappropriate or contrary to the Purpose statement in the School Uniform Policy are subject to review and interpretation by the Board.
  • Physical Education (P.E.) clothes are to be worn for P.E. only.
  • Uniforms need to be worn for all field trips and other specifically designated occasions.
Free Dress Day Standards

On free dress days, students are still expected to dress in a manner that positively impacts the learning environment. Clothing must be modest, tasteful, and it must not compromise safety standards for our students. The following standards include:

  • Shorts and skirts need to be consistent with QA Uniform Policy
  • No tank tops
  • No baggy pants
  • No bare or stocking feet
  • No open toe or heeled shoes
  • No clothing which displays obscene, vulgar, lewd, or sexually explicit words, messages or pictures
  • No clothing that exposes bare midriffs, buttocks or undergarments
  • No clothing assumed as gang related
  • Hooded garments (sweatshirts, sweaters, or other tops) may not be worn during the school day.

Administration Has Discretion

This policy is intended to create a framework to meet the purpose as stated at the beginning of this policy. As styles change, or if questions arise, the school administration, as the Board of Directors’ designee, has the authority to determine if a student’s dress is in keeping with this policy.

Infractions of the Quest Academy Uniform Policy will be addressed in the Safe Schools Policy.