Rule 2: Dress Code
The Hickory Board of Education adopted a standardized dress code for students in grades 6 – 12 to minimize disruptive behavior, increase school safety, de-emphasize socio-economic differences, easily identify intruders on campus, and enhance school image.
Students attending the Hickory Public Schools in grades 6 through 12 will adhere to the following standardized dress code each school day during the entire school day.
Acceptable tops include:
Short or long sleeve knit shirts with bottom-centered plackets,
Collared short or long sleeve dress shirts
All shirts must be tucked in. Acceptable colors are all solid color. Sweatshirts without hoods may be worn, but must be worn with collared shirt underneath. No hooded sweatshirts will be allowed.
Acceptable bottoms include:
Acceptable colors are khaki, black, or navy.
Pants, capris, skirts, skorts or shorts
No cargo pants or leggings of any color are allowed
No blue denim jeans
Bottoms should be knee length or longer and worn at the waist
Belt must be standard hook and eye or interlocking rings. The belt tail cannot hand down lower than four inches. Large belt buckles are not allowed..
No bedroom slippers are to be worn to school.
No visible logos are allowed on any clothing with the exception of the school logo.
Each Friday, students may wear t-shirts and/or sweatshirts that have a club, class or athletic theme associated with their respective school.
New or transfer students shall have up to 7 calendar days to meet dress code requirements. For a first offense of violation of the dress code, students will be given a warning and required to change clothes.
Please refer to the Guidelines for a Standardized Dress code of Students in Grades 6 through 12 for exceptions to this rule.
Middle School High School
In-school disciplinary action In-school disciplinary action
up to 3 days OSS up to 3 days OSS
Hickory Public Schools 2013-2014 Student/Parent Handbook & Code of Conduct - page 27