• Collegiate Academy Dress Code

    Collegiate Academy Dress Code is established to teach grooming, hygiene, instill discipline and modesty, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, teach respect, and prepare our students for the future.


    IMPORTANT!!!  Only clear or mesh backpacks will be allowed on campus. 


    TOPS/JACKETS: Polo-style shirts (long sleeves or short sleeves) and school spirit shirts

    Oversized shirts will not be allowed.


    Color of polo-style shirts/school spirit shirts/jackets by grade level:

    • 5th grade College Prep – black shirt
    • 6th grade – royal blue shirt
    • 7th grade – white shirt
    • 8th grade – Ball High purple or light gray

    Visible undershirts: must be white or match the color of the uniform shirt.  

    BOTTOMS: Khaki pants, capris, or shorts must be sized appropriately at the child’s waist and must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.


    SHOES: Students are required to wear closed-toed shoes with a back for their own safety while in the building. In addition, students are required to wear no-marking soles to protect our school’s floor. Shower shoes and flip flops are NOT permitted.


    SPIRIT FRIDAYS: Students have the option of wearing jeans (without holes or frays) with any school-sponsored Austin Middle School t-shirt such as athletics, robotics, band, dance, production, or other school groups or the regular school uniform on Fridays.




    The dress code prohibits:

    * caps, hats, scarves,

    * sandals,

    * sunglasses in the building (prescriptive glasses are allowed),

    * any type of garment deemed unacceptable by the school administration.

    When students are given a “Modified Dress Day”, for a special occasion, students will be expected to comply with the district’s dress code on these days by not wearing clothing with inappropriate logos, emblems or decorations. Halters, strapless garments, tank tops, short shorts, leggings, and clothes that expose the midriff or the underarm are not permitted.


    District Dress Code

    The District’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. In order to maintain an orderly environment conducive to the attainment of the educational mission and purpose of the District, all students shall be required to meet the expectations of the dress and grooming code. Dress and apparel that unduly attract the attention of other students often precipitate comments and/or other reactions that are disruptive. Safety, general health, and hygiene are factors that are also considered in the establishment of this dress/grooming and personal standards code.


    1. Student’s hair shall be neatly cut, clean, and/or combed so as to be kept out of the eyes. Odd colored hair dyes and hairstyles or cuts, which are distracting to others, shall not be permitted.

    2. Appropriate footwear must be worn.

    3. Shirts of underwear type, see-through clothing, muscle shirts, halters, spandex clothing or any clothing which exposes a bare midriff, back (below the shoulder blades), chest or underwear MAY NOT BE WORN. Shoulders, back, chest and midriff must be covered.

    4. Shorts and skirts should be no shorter than fingertip length when the arm is at the side. Biker (spandex) shorts, boxer shorts, wind shorts, hats, and pajamas are not allowed.

    5. Clothing or possessions which promote/display inappropriate messages shall not be permitted. Apparel should not display risqué prints or symbols, gang graffiti or monikers, lewd, vulgar, obscene or suggestive language/design. Advertisements or symbols that promote or depict drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, violence or Satanism are prohibited on all apparel, jewelry and accessories. No chains, handcuffs or any other accessories that suggest weaponry will be allowed.

    6. Any clothing, which is identified by the administration as gang-related or a safety concern, will not be permitted.

    7. Pants or shorts must be worn at a natural waistline.

    8. SPECIAL EXCEPTION – This code is not to be construed so as to apply to those pupils in certain elective subjects such as band, organized sports, or to students in voluntary student organizations which are called upon from time to time to represent their school in public events. Teachers and sponsors of these subjects and organizations will continue to require those standards of dress and appearance that they deem appropriate and which have served in the past to mark those school representatives with honor and distinction.

    9. Students will not be allowed to wear visible body piercing jewelry except earrings. Earrings, if worn, must be worn in the ear. Tongue ornaments will be considered visible.

    10. No pupil shall engage in any inappropriate public display of affection.






    If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension or be required to wear school provided clothing for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.