Dress Code

Dress Code Policy

Quest Academy believes a mandatory school dress code 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 dress in accordance with this policy. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children wear clothing as outlined below. Students may also wear Plaid #36 for skirts, shorts, scooters, dresses, jumpers, cross ties, and neck ties.

Individual Policies

  • Shirts must be of a collared style and of a solid color, white, navy or red with buttons that are clear, the same color as the shirt, or tortoiseshell type. Shirts cannot have a logo other than a Quest Academy 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 (hooded or unhooded) may be worn in solid navy, white or red with corresponding navy, white or red buttons (clear & tortoise shell-type buttons are also acceptable). The sweater or vest is to be worn over the shirt. Fleece vests in either solid navy or red with an embroidered school logo on it are acceptable to be worn over a collared shirt. A sweater or a vest does not need to be tucked in; however, the shirt under the sweater or vest must be tucked in.
  • 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 may be worn.
  • The waistband of the bottom garment must be worn on or above the hips at all times.
  • Solid color red and navy polo dresses are allowed.
  • Students may also wear navy/red plaid #36 dresses.
  • 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.
  • Dress and grooming standards are part of the Dress Code 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.
  • Plain white, red, or navy undershirts may be worn under school shirt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Physical Education (P.E.) clothes are to be worn for P.E. only.
  • 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. Students also may not wear jewelry in any facial piercing that is, in the school administration’s discretion, distracting to other students or school employees. Examples of prohibited jewelry in facial piercings include but are not limited to any jewelry (such as rings, jewels, beads, studs, barbells, and hoops) worn in or on the nose, cheeks, eyebrows, lips, or tongue.
  • Dress items not specifically covered above but considered inappropriate or contrary to the Purpose statement in the School Dress Code Policy are subject to review and interpretation by the Board.
  • Quest Academy jackets, hoodies, and pullovers can be worn at any time. However, heads may never be covered in the building.
  • Shirts consistent with this policy must be worn under Quest jackets, hoodies, and pullovers.
  • Quest jackets, hoodies, and pullovers must be approved by administration and branded with Quest's name/logos.
  • Colors and designs must also be approved by the administration.
  • Hooded clothing that does not follow the above guidelines or the guidelines under “Tops” above may not be worn in the school.

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 Dress Code 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 be worn during the school day as long as heads are not covered inside of the school building.
  • To be worn for all field trips and other specifically designated occasions.
  • Includes a solid white top (with or without the school logo) and solid navy bottoms (of any authorized style as discussed above).
  • Students are allowed to wear a designated “School Spirit Shirt” on select days.
  • Spirit Shirts for teams/clubs in Jr. High, which are of an active/performance material do not need to be tucked in. These are only worn on select days as designated by administration.
  • Additional school spirit shirt specifications will be determined by the School administration.

Members of the school’s student council may wear designated student council sweaters.

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 Dress Code Policy will be addressed in the Student Conduct & Discipline Policy.