The goal of the Belleview dress code is to ensure that students are dressed in a manner that is clean, neat, conservative, and modest. To enable our teachers to focus on academics rather than policing dress code, we require students to wear modest polos, t-shirts, blouses, etc. Shirts may have an approved symbol, such as the Nike swoosh and messages such as Christian themed, patriotic, sports teams, or Belleview Tshirts. Our primary objective is to teach the values of appropriate dress rather than dictating detailed rules. Students should avoid extremes and practice moderation of any style. The administration retains the right to determine whether an individual student’s appearance meets these qualifications. Students who violate the dress code may be sent to the office to call parents to come and provide a change of clothes.
Chapel days (Wednesdays): On chapel days we are encouraging a more professional look. Therefore, no shorts may be worn.
Daily Dress Code for Everyone*
*(including at school sponsored activities such as sporting events and student council activities)
- Caps/Hats/Sunglasses: Not allowed to be worn during school hours.
- Footwear: Shoes must be worn at all times. Slippers are not allowed.
- Hair: Hair must be clean, neat, conservative and a natural color. Length may not cover the eyes in any style. Carving styled haircuts are not permitted (i.e. team logos or other designs). For any dramatic hairstyle change, it would be wise to consult with a school administrator before having it done. For boys, no ponytails, mohawks, etc.
- Jewelry: Very conservative and in moderation.
- Piercing & Tattoos: No body piercing including lips, ears, nose, eyebrows, tongue, etc. Girls may have ear piercings in moderation. No tattoos are allowed.
- Clothing: No inappropriate or offensive wording or images will be tolerated on clothing (i.e., obscenities, alcohol or tobacco advertisements, peace symbol, dragons, skulls or aliens, items reflecting pop culture).
- Shorts: All students may wear knee-length shorts in August, September, October, March, April and May (please use common sense, depending upon weather conditions). Nice athletic shorts are acceptable.
Daily Dress Code for Boys
- Shirts: All shirts must
- Slacks/Pants: Full-length pants or jeans that fit properly and are worn at waist level. Boys will be required to tuck in their shirts and wear a belt if pants are sagging. No cut-off or frayed edges, or holes.
- Special Occasions (Sports Banquet, Jr./Sr. Banquet, Homecoming, Programs, Graduation, etc): Appropriate formal attire. No shorts, athletic shoes, or jeans.
Daily Dress Code for Girls
- Dresses/Skirts: Must not be shorter than two (2) inches above the knee. Slits must be modest. Dresses must have a modest neckline.
- Blouses/Sweaters: Must have a modest neckline (no cleavage showing) and be long enough to cover the midriff when arms are raised above the head. Shoulder seams must be at least three (3) inches wide. Sweatshirts and sweaters are to be appropriate for classroom dress. Mesh or shear material is not permitted as a blouse. No tank tops/undershirts permitted as the outer blouse.
- Slacks: No clothing should be immodestly tight. Full-length or capri length pants or jeans that fit properly (not tight, etc). No cut-off or frayed edges, or holes. Leggings are treated like tights; dresses and skirts meeting the length requirement must be worn over leggings. Tight athletic pants (similar to leggings) and jeggings are not allowed.
- Make-up/Nail Polish: Both may be used in moderation.
- Special Occasions (Sports Banquet, Jr./Sr. Banquet, Homecoming, Programs, Graduation, etc): Modest formal attire. No shorts, athletic shoes, or jeans. Dresses must have a modest neckline. A shawl/shrug must be worn with strapless dresses. Dresses must be pre-approved by the administration.
Gym Class / Athletic Practices
- Clothing: A BCS practice uniform must be worn.
- Athletic Shoes: Must be worn in the gym.