Our development of a uniform policy is driven by a desire to create and promote an environment of learning where dress is not a distraction to the educational process. The motivation for the policy has grown out of the following principles:
- Our goal is to honor God in all we do, acknowledging the Lordship of Jesus Christ in our choices.
- All human actions, including outward manifestations such as clothing, reveal and communicate the disposition of the heart at some level. It is our desire to address these heart issues in one uniform policy rather than seeking to anticipate and curb the numerous manifestations of it that surface throughout the year with a looser dress code.
- Clothing represents the vocational calling of a person, and inherent in the uniform policy is a desire to create an environment where undue attention is not drawn to specific students. The neat appearance created by a uniform enhances a ready-to-learn atmosphere.
- Uniforms help engender a cohesive presentation of the students in our school. When our students are in uniform it communicates, aesthetically, that they are part of the same team, working toward the same goals. The student is part of a group identity that strives for excellence, and the code establishes a tradition toward that end.
- The uniform code should save parents money. The uniform code de-emphasizes the social impact of dress and helps focus the students on character and academic issues.
- The uniform code addresses security. On field trips, students in uniform aid the teachers in keeping track of everyone. On the playground or in the school, teachers and staff can clearly identify students from outsiders.
Students are expected to be in uniform while on campus unless specified otherwise by the administration. The administration is responsible for the interpretation of the policy, and the enforcement of the policy is the responsibility of parents, administration, faculty, and staff.
Notes: We want to allow parents to be good stewards of their finances and to “shop around” for deals on school uniforms. In order to accommodate this, students may wear clothing from different suppliers that conform to the CCA uniform requirements. School patches are available at the CCA front office.
- Denim (approved styles) and/or school spirit and Christian t-shirts may be worn on Fridays instead of the school uniform.
- If the last day of the school week is a day other than Friday, the Friday school uniform applies.
All students must be in school uniform.
- Shirts must be a plain red or navy polo-style shirt (long or short sleeve) with the CCA logo patch sewn to the upper left area. Long-sleeved shirts may be worn underneath the regular uniform shirt, but it must be the same color as the uniform shirt (red or navy).
- Shirts can be worn either tucked in or not, but they must hang no further than the hip if left out.
- Boys may wear navy or khaki pants or shorts.
- Girls may wear navy or khaki pants, Capri pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, or jumpers.
- Uniforms must be clean and in good condition (i.e. no holes/tears).
- All clothing must fit appropriately. Boys may not wear baggy pants. Girls may not wear tight or form-fitting clothing.
- Students must wear playground-appropriate shoes (i.e. no flip-flops, high heels).
- Students may not wear hats inside the building.
- Jackets or sweaters worn in the classroom must be solid (only small emblems or logos) and of school colors (red or navy) or a school jacket, which may be purchased through the school.
- Hair for both boys and girls should be a natural-looking color and kept out of the face and eyes.
- Boys should wear their hair short, above the collar (i.e. no pony-tails)
- If unshaven, boy’s facial hair must be neat and well-groomed.
Jewelry (according to the school’s discretion):
- Girls may wear modest jewelry.
- Girls may wear one pierced-earring per earlobe.
- Body piercing jewelry may not be worn by boys or girls.
- Boys may not wear any earrings.
Make-Up (according to the parents’ and school’s discretion):
Girls may wear only:
- Light foundation
- Light lip gloss
- Make up may only be worn with the parents’ permission.
- Be clean: recently washed, hair clean and combed
- Students may not change clothes at school (before, during, or after school hours), unless for special school functions.