Dress Code

Students at HPA should be well groomed and neat in appearance. All clothing is to be well fitted (neither oversized and baggy, nor tight and form fitting) and in good repair. Pants should be regular, slim or relaxed fit with no side zippers, designs, and writing and must not touch the ground or be shorter than the top of the anklebone.

Skirts, shorts, and pants must be worn on the hips with plain black or brown belts. No knit, fleece, denim, stretch, flannel, pouched polyester, nylon, corduroy or cargo style. Designs and embroidery on bottoms are not acceptable. Capri style pants are allowed.

Any undershirt that is worn beneath a shirt or blouse must not show on the outer garment AND not be visible from the shirt’s sleeves or hem. HPA prefers the undershirt be white or a similar color of the uniform shirt being worn.

Shirts must NOT be form-fitted and must be long enough to be tucked in.

Sweatshirts must be in the solid uniform color of HPA. If the sweatshirts or fleece have hoods, the hoods are required to be tucked in during school hours.

Please call the school for the current vendor of the uniforms.

Daily Wear

KG-5th Grade

The HPA uniform consists of maroon or navy blue polo shirts (short and long sleeve) with the HPA logo and either khaki, navy blue or black shorts, pants or skirts

6th -8th Grade

The HPA uniform consists of hunter green and gray polo shirts (short and long sleeve) with the HPA logo and either khaki, navy blue or black shorts, pants or skirts

9th-12th Grade

The HPA uniform for High School (Grades 9th – 12th) shirts are black or white polo’s with HPA logo and/or either khaki, navy blue, or black shorts, pants or skirts (girls only).

Jeans Dress Code

Students are allowed to wear jeans on Fridays as long as the following requirements are met:
Jeans should be regular, slim or relaxed fit with no side zippers, designs, and writing and must not touch the ground or be shorter than the top of the anklebone. Jeans, shorts, and skirt (for Girls Only) must be in uniform style and must follow dress code policy. Colored jeans are not allowed.

Students must contribute $1.00 to the student activities fund to be eligible to wear jeans on Fridays. If students are not contributing the $1.00, they will be given a warning and be made aware of our policy.

If a student is continually wearing jeans on Fridays without making the contribution, they must receive a dress code violation as well as their parent(s) / guardian(s) being notified of the student’s responsibility to contribute to the student activities fund. If they are still in violation after notification has been given to the parent(s) / guardian(s), the student will be asked to call home for a change of clothing. If the clothing is not brought within 1 – 2 hours of notification, the student will receive an unexcused absence and detention.

Physical Education Shoes

In order for students to participate in Physical Education or other school related athletic activities, students must wear the designated HPA PE Uniform and/or gear. Shoes must stay on their feet and secured with a tie or Velcro.

Shoes/Socks

Shoes must have closed toes and closed heels; no sandals or high heels are permitted. Shoes must be a solid color with no offensive, obscene, profane, and/or indecent symbols. Socks must be worn at all times. Shoes must stay on their feet and secured with a tie or Velcro. Solid shoes colors such as black, brown, navy blue and white are allowed. Pants are to be worn on the outside of boots, not tucked in

Hats

Students must have written permission from the School Administrator to wear a hat.

BOYS

Male students may have collar-length hair and their hair must not cover the eyes. No distracting or disruptive hair designs and no extravagant colors are permitted (natural highlights or coloring are permissible.) Spiked hair longer than 1” must be confined to the top of the head.
Sideburns shall be no more than 1” wide, shall not extend below the lowest portion of the ear and shall be cut straight across. Mustaches shall not extend below the upper lip or beyond the corners of the mouth. Heavily waxed, twisted or handlebar-style mustaches are prohibited.

Male students may wear facial hair that is contemporary and conservative in nature in the form of a mustache, sculpted or full beard and/or goatee. Facial Hair must be natural colors only, and not exceed ½ inch in length. Braiding, “Fu Man Chu”, “Soul Patch” and exotic designs are prohibited.

Fingernails shall not exceed ¼ inch from the end of the finger and shall not be painted.

Earrings, facial and body piercings, make-up and tattoos are not allowed.

A simple ring, single strand necklace, single strand wrist bracelet and a basic wristwatch is permitted.

GIRLS

Hair may not be distracting. For example, it may not be spiked above 1”, no distracting or disruptive hair designs, and no unnatural colors (natural highlights or coloring are permissible.)

7th-grade and 8th-grade girls will be permitted to wear only light, natural makeup. NO glitter roll-on or eye-shadow.

9th to 12th-grade girls – eyeliner cannot be gang related, worn thick or inappropriately. Conservative make-up is allowed. Fingernails shall not exceed ½ inch from the end of the finger. Makeup and nail polish must not be brought to school.

Earrings (small and simple), facial and body piercings, make-up and tattoos are not allowed.

A simple ring, single strand necklace, single strand wrist bracelet and the basic wristwatch is permitted.

Outerwear (Indoors)

Students must wear the HPA jackets or sweatshirts, cardigans, and sweaters.

HPA Sweatshirts or cardigan sweaters may be worn over grade level appropriate colored polo shirt.
The collar must be visible at neckline.

No other outerwear may be worn in the classroom.

Outerwear (Outdoors)

Students must wear the HPA jackets or sweatshirts.

Other outerwear must be black, white, and gray, hunter green, burgundy or navy blue, preferably with an HPA logo.

Book Bags/Backpacks

Book bags or backpacks may have patterns such as stripes, stars, and polka dots but no evil or inappropriate insignias. They must not display writings, symbols, or characters. Brand logos are permissible. The administration prefers clear bags but they are not required. Gang writing and/or tags are in violation of the code of conduct.

DRESS CODE VIOLATION POLICY

This policy may be adjusted if stricter guidelines are required, or if standards affect the learning environment. Any infraction of the dress code will result in a dress code citation being issued.

Non-compliance of the dress standard will result in disciplinary action as follows:
1 Violation – Uniform notice
2 Violations –Parents will be informed
3 Violations –Parents must bring appropriate attire and the student will be immediately placed in ISS.
4 Violations – Parents must bring appropriate attire & students will be immediately placed in ISS.
5- Violations – One day after school detention issued**
One day of after school detention is required for every 5 dress code violations issued**
If student leaves the premises due to a dress code infraction, it will be considered an unexcused absence.

*Repeat violation may be treated more seriously*