The purpose of the Dress Code is to encourage students to focus on the learning process without
distractions of unsuitable dress or grooming. Students shall maintain a clean, orderly appearance at all
times. The responsibility for the personal appearance of the students rests with the parent/guardian and
the student. Personal appearance must avoid being a distraction from the educational process. The
following establishes the minimum acceptable standards for student dress at Island Coast High School.

  • Apparel must be adequate in both length and coverage of the student. Pants must touch the knee or longer and be securely fastened at the waist. PE (basketball, sports) shorts are acceptable but must at least touch the knees. Pajamas and sagging pants areunacceptable.

  • Dresses and skirts must be at the knee or longer.

  • Shirts or blouses shall be appropriately fastened in accord with the design of that shirt or blouse. Sleeveless blouses must cover the shoulder. Shirts or blouses must extend below the waist covering the midriff. Halters, backless dresses, tank tops, muscle shirts, transparent clothing, tube tops or low cut clothing are prohibited.

  • Articles of clothing or jewelry that could cause injury, such as belts, chains, bracelets, rings or chokers with or without spikes or studs are prohibited.

  • Apparel that displays or promotes obscenity, profanity, and the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and/or controversial subjects is not permitted. Gang-related or cult-related apparel or symbols are prohibited.

  • Headgear, i.e. hats, caps, headbands, doo-rags, scarves, bandanas, visors, etc., are prohibited. There may be exceptions to the wearing of hats, caps, or sunglasses if medical documentation is provided to the principal or outside physical education and outside activities warrant the exceptions.

  • Prohibited adornments include, but are not limited to, hoops or rings attached to the nose, eyebrow, cheeks or lip.

  • Torn, ripped, tight or transparent clothing is prohibited.

  • Shoes are to be worn at all times. Bedroom slippers are prohibited.

  • Violations of dress code will be handled in accordance with the High School Discipline Code.