Student Uniform


 This Dress Code is designed to promote a school climate that is positive, safe, and free of distractions and disruptions. Students are expected to dress in a professional and appropriate manner. In order to meet these expectations, we have established guidelines to identify clothing that is contrary to this policy and, therefore, not permitted in school during the academic school day. Students who violate the policy will be asked to change, or will be prohibited from returning to class.





Any shirt/ sweatshirt/ sweater/ jacket with CLHS (or CREC Colts) on the front, with sleeves as the outer most layer


Pants:  Any Solid color, Chino, Khaki, Cargo, Jean, Jogger or suit material,  Casual or professional, Sized to fit

Shorts: Any Solid Color, Chino, Khaki, Cargo, Jean or suit material; (not Gym shorts) reaching to a student’s knee


Skirt: Any solid color uniform-style skirt; reaching to a student’s knee


Students cannot wear: Leggings/Jeggings( any form fitting),Gym shorts, Any clothing with rips or holes.

Any close-toed shoe, except those that pose a safety concern

Long-sleeved sweater, half-zip fleece, hooded windbreaker, or hooded sweatshirt with embroidered CLHS logo on left chest

Basic Uniform:

Daily dress code minimum requirements:

1.       Any shirt or top with Civic Leadership High School (CLHS) logo (including, but not limited to, CLHS team or organization “gear”).  Note: For students who bought the PSA windbreaker during the 2017-2018 school year, they may wear that jacket for the time that they attend Civic Leadership High School.

2.   Approved khaki or navy blue pants, shorts, or skirt (see chart above for description).

In Colder Weather:

     You must meet the basic, minimum requirements, but you may layer on the approved CLHS sweater, fleece, windbreaker, or sweatshirt.

     We strongly suggest you “layer” during the school day. 

General Uniform Guidelines:

     All tops must have a Civic Leadership High School top as the outer layer of clothing, and this top must have sleeves.  Any top with buttons should be buttoned up to the neck.

     Head coverings of any kind, including but not limited to, hats, caps, scarves, bandanas, curlers, masks, visors, kerchiefs, athletic sweatbands, earmuffs, or hoods shall not be worn, carried, hung on belts, worn around the neck, or kept in the classroom during regular school hours. However, head coverings worn as part of a student’s religious beliefs are permitted.

     Spiked or studded jewelry, oversized or multi-finger rings, belts or chains or any other articles of attire with spikes or studs attached, “name” or other oversized metal belt buckles, or any other items of clothing or jewelry that may present a safety hazard to the student, other students or staff, shall not be worn.

     Sunglasses, goggles, headphones, earbuds, or other electronic devices not prescribed by a medical professional for educational purposes shall not be worn, displayed, or carried during school hours in classrooms, hallways, or other areas in the school.

     For Physical Education, students must change in the gym locker room just prior to gym class and immediately after gym class. No student should be in the hall in gym clothing, other than in transit from the locker room to the gymnasium.

     Students are expected to enter the school building wearing uniform.

Special Occasions

     Field Trips - Students must wear their uniforms on field trips unless specifically stated in the permission slip.

     School Events - Dances and sporting events do not require an official uniform. Students who are performing, receiving recognition, or representing the school to the outside community should not wear jeans or other inappropriate items of clothing.

     Dress Down Days: At regular intervals and for fundraising, CLHS will hold dress down days.  Students who have met the dress down requirements may wear something other than their uniform, so long as the clothing is appropriate for a learning environment. If you are not sure if it is a dress down day, wear your uniform to school and bring your dress down outfit with you.

On any school day, the following are prohibited:

     Attire or accessories that contain messages or images that would tend to be offensive or disruptive to the educational process, including racist messages or images; sexist messages or images; messages or images promoting the use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco; profane or pornographic messages or images; messages that incite violence or constitute “fighting words;” or attire or accessories that promote or signify gang affiliation.

     See-through clothing, clothing revealing bare midriffs, tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, leggings/tights, undershirts or underpants worn as outer garments, clothing with plunging necklines (front or back), sleeveless shirts, exposed clothing made of spandex material, or clothing worn in such a manner as to expose undergarments.

     Bare feet, open toed shoes (including but not limited to flip flops or slides), bedroom slippers, moccasins, roller blades, roller-skates, or footwear that mars floors, causes excessive noise, or creates a safety hazard.

Uniform Violations:

     Every day, students should be wearing uniform.  If they are unable to be in uniform due to circumstances beyond their control, they need to advocate for themselves, and the CLHS staff will make every effort to work with the student to get him or her into uniform and ready for the school day.

     Whether or not a student’s clothing is acceptable is a decision that will be made by the CLHS Administration. Failure to maintain dress code without just cause is an issue of insubordination, and can lead to consequences.  When a Civic Leadership High School staff member addresses a student regarding dress code, the student should correct the issue.