Dress Code

All students are to dress neatly, cleanly, and modestly for school. Students are to dress in a manner similar to the way they would dress if they were working professionally in the marketplace. Christians’ dress and appearance should reflect our requirement to show love and respect towards our neighbors and should reflect positively on Tri-City Christian Academy (Philippians 4:5). Conformance to all dress code and appearance standards is required from the time the student, faculty, or staff member arrives at school until they depart.

A guiding principle of a Christian school’s dress and appearance guidelines should be an emphasis on displaying unity within the Christian community rather than an excessive calling of attention to oneself. (Philippians 2:4)

Compliance with the spirit of the dress and appearance code as well as the letter has proven to greatly enhance both the academic and the spiritual atmosphere of our school. Teachers will communicate any dress and appearance code infractions to the applicable Department Director. The applicable Department Director will make all necessary communication to parents regarding dress and appearance code infractions according to their discretion.

Faculty and staff must refer to the following student dress code as a minimum and follow the spirit of modesty and non form fitting clothes. Clothes worn by faculty and staff must be as dressy as or dressier than students’ dress.

Where to Purchase?

Clothing purchased through the following uniform suppliers comply with our dress code, and a portion of all purchases made is donated to our school as long as the school code is used when ordering: Educational Outfitters’ website at www.educationaloutfitters.com, (School Code #NH01037), or French Toast’s website at www.frenchtoast.com, (School Code #QS46W8 .

Copies of school dress code brochures for these two companies may be obtained at the school office. Parents may also choose to purchase clothing items complying with our school’s dress code guidelines through Sears in their uniform section.

  • French Toast - source code QS46W8
  • Educational Outfitters - source code NH01037

General Guidelines

Dress and appearance standards must be followed for all school functions including evening events whether a student is a spectator or participant. On Spirit Days, students, faculty, and staff members may wear Eagle tee shirts to show their school spirit. Eagle sweatshirts (over a collared shirt or Eagle tee shirt) and special senior sweatshirts (also over a collared shirt or Eagle tee shirt) may be worn any day to show school spirit. Students may wear Eagle sweatshirts during inclement weather with the individual teacher’s express permission for an individual class.

Dress code is the norm for most school days. Every Friday students will be allowed to “dress down” as a fundraiser ($1.00 per Spirit Jean Day) for the TCCA Yearbook or as specified by their Department Director or the Administrator. All shirts/sweatshirts worn on Spirit Jean Days must be TCCA athletic wear, which can be purchased through our school’s Athletic Department, or, TCCA logo Eagle blue shirts through the 2014-15 school year. No torn jeans are allowed during any Spirit Jean Days.

On Spirit Days, students may wear Eagle tee shirts to show their school spirit. Eagle sweatshirts (over a collared shirt or Eagle tee shirt) and special senior sweatshirts (also over a collared shirt or Eagle tee shirt) may be worn to show school spirit.

Dress and appearance for field trips must be explained thoroughly in the permission letters that are sent home for parents’ signature. As a reminder, all permission letters must be given to the applicable department director in advance and approved by that department director before being sent home to parents.

Senior high school admissions interviews are occasions in which dress and appearance code conformance is a requirement.

Students shall wear shoes or other appropriate footwear while in school. There shall be no heelies or other types of shoes with wheel devices in them. Sneakers are acceptable footwear. Students shall not wear athletic cleats in our buildings.

Under no circumstances will clothing and appurtenances advertising anti-Christian rock music groups or any idea contrary to the Christian faith be worn at any time on school property, on school field trips, or on any school-sponsored activities. (II Corinthians 10:5)

Students shall not wear outdoor apparel (including hats, fleece vests, or pullovers) inside the building.

Body piercing jewelry shall be conservative in style and limited to girls having pierced ears. Tattoos are not permitted for either gender. There are times when students enroll in TCCA with body piercings or some form of body art. In these cases, body piercings and all forms of body art must be covered or removed. (Leviticus 19:28) (Leviticus 21:5) (I Corinthians 6:19-20)

Hair should be styled and colored conservatively. Radically sensational styles and colors are not acceptable. Boys’ hair should be neat and trimmed and should generally be shorter than girls’ hair. (I Corinthians 11:14)

Clothing purchased through the following uniform suppliers comply with our dress code, and a portion of all purchases made is donated to our school as long as the school code is used when ordering: Educational Outfitters’ website at www.educationaloutfitters.com, (School Code #NH01037), or French Toast’s website at www.frenchtoast.com, (School Code #QS46W8 . Copies of school dress code brochures for these two companies may be obtained at the school office. Parents may also choose to purchase clothing items complying with our school’s dress code guidelines through Sears in their uniform section.


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