One of the most valued objectives at Paul Revere Academy is to help scholars learn to make responsible choices and thereby be prepared to govern themselves. Our dress code is based on principles of maintaining modesty, cleanliness, and professionalism in your dress. Paul Revere Academy is not the place to experiment with fads. Hairstyles, clothing, make-up, or jewelry which is distracting by nature is not modest, and therefore violates the dress code. Due to the changing nature of dress and grooming which is particularly popular among youth, administrative decisions in matters not addressed in these guidelines are final.
Parents/guardians have the responsibility to make sure that their scholar complies with our dress code before bringing them to school. Scholars not in compliance with the dress code will be asked to change or sent home.
When scholars are on campus during school days, they are to be in full uniform. Full uniform is required for all activities held during or immediately following school hours. The only exception to this rule is when the instructor requires alternate clothing for a class. Clothing changes under such circumstances are to be made during class time. While on campus, scholars are not to change out of their uniform prior to leaving campus for the day.
To be in full uniform, scholars must wear a navy blue, gray, white, or a Paul Revere logo shirt, shorts, pants, or skirts, and footwear, all of which meets the requirements below. Students must follow EVIT’s dress code when attending their CTE classes.
- Paul Revere uniform shirts consist of any plain navy blue, gray, or white shirt. NO logos, graphics or words except for the Paul Revere Academy logo will be allowed, but does not need to have the Paul Revere logo. Tank tops or shirts without sleeves are not allowed. Scholars whose midriff shows will not be allowed in class. Any shirt worn under a Paul Revere shirt must be solid gray, white, or navy with no words or graphics.
- Pants, jeans, or shorts must be clean, fitted at the waist, modest without holes. Shorts can be no shorter than four inches above the middle of the kneecap.
- Skirts must be no shorter than the top of the knee when sitting or standing (front and back).
- Shoes may be open-toed and must have a back support. Shoelaces are always to be tied.
Uniform Clothing for Sports
All scholars in sports will wear the Heritage PE uniform. Instructors are required to enforce this rule. Scholars may be required to wear spandex shorts under their PE shorts, depending on instructor preference. A team uniform option may be available.
Hair should not distract from the learning environment and put forth a professional appearance ready to make a positive impact in the community and workforce.
Jewelry and Other Items
Makeup and jewelry should be simple and not attract unreasonable attention.
Body piercing, gauges, and plugs are not allowed. Girls’ earrings should not be distracting or extreme in nature.
- Simply jewelry such as bracelets and necklaces may be worn.
- No make-up is permitted in classrooms.
- No curlers, curling irons, hair dryers, etc., are allowed at school.
- No hats are allowed in the building.
- No dark glasses are allowed in the building.
With respect to any other item in the classroom not mentioned in this handbook, each teacher has authority to say what will or will not be allowed in his or her classroom.
Dress Code for Scholar Activities
Paul Revere may host events and activities for scholars during which scholars are not required to wear their uniforms, such as sports, field trips and tours, etc. During such events all clothing, and words and pictures thereon, must be positive, uplifting, and encouraging. Clothing displaying words and pictures which are degrading to others or which leave questions as to their meaning must be avoided. No scholar will be allowed to participate in any Paul Revere activity who does not comply with our dress code.
Guidelines for Spirit Day attire are left up to each campus’ Principal.
Paul Revere may host a variety of traditional high school dances throughout the year. Chaperones will strictly ensure that these guidelines are followed and will ask participants to conform before being admitted to the dance.
Formal Dance Dress Code
- Necklines must not reveal cleavage.
- The backs of dresses should be above mid-back.
- Midriffs should not be revealed.
- All dresses must come to the knee, in the front and the back, when sitting or standing.
- No jeans.
- Young men should wear suits, tuxedos, or collared shirts, ties and slacks.