Dress Code Policy
Students are to concentrate on cleanliness, neatness, good taste, and safety. The regulations listed below are to be observed by all students at all times.
- Shirts: Only maroon, collared shirts, polo-style are to be worn. The only approved logo or name is that of Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School. All shirts must be tucked in at all times during school hours. When both hands are raised, the shirt must be long enough to remain tucked. All undershirts must be white, grey, black or maroon and must be worn under the shirt, not over the shirt. Uniform shirts can be purchased at the main office.
- Athletics/Scholar: Students involved in athletics or who have earned scholar status (3.0+) may wear the approved grey, collared polo-style shirt in lieu of the maroon uniform shirt.
- Pants/Shorts: Only trouser-style khaki pants/shorts are to be worn. Trousers are to be worn at least ankle length but not touching the ground. The hem must not be frayed or ripped and sweat pants are not allowed. It is not permissible to cut the leg seam. Shorts must reach the top of the knee in length. Pants and shorts must be worn at the waist, not at the hip.
- Skirts/Skorts: Khaki skirts/skorts must be the appropriate size and must fall just above the student’s kneecaps.
- Sweaters/Sweatshirts: V-neck pullover, crew-neck pullover or cardigan in solid maroon or grey may be worn. All sweaters must be worn with a uniform shirt underneath. The ONLY emblem allowed on sweaters and sweatshirts is the school log. Uniform sweatshirts can be purchased at the main office.
- Jackets/Coats: Must be all grey or black with NO writing, emblems or logos of any kind except Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School.
- Tights/Leggings: Only solid white, grey, black or maroon may be worn under skirts of the appropriate length.
- Headwear: No hats, bandanas, wave caps, or visors are allowed on campus. Students may not wear their hoods during the school day. Girls may wear ribbons, rubber bands, barrettes, or headbands. No sweatbands are allowed on your wrists or your head.
- Belts: If a belt is worn, it must be a tan, brown or black, standard width belt, and it must be properly worn at waist level. Belts may be webbed, braided or leather. Belts and belt buckles may not have logos, studs, chains or initials.
- Footwear: Dress shoes or tennis shoes. All footwear must have closed toes and closed heels. No house shoes, slippers, or sandals of any kind are allowed.
- Hair: Hair must be neat, clean, and fixed in such a way that it does not hang in the face facilitates student learning, as do beards and mustaches that are neatly trimmed.
Dress Down Days
The Principal or designee authorizes and approves all Dress Down Days. They may reflect a particular holiday and/or theme; however, the following guidelines are to be observed on all Dress Down Days:
- Boys and girls are permitted to wear casual pants, including clean and untorn jeans.
- Boys and girls are permitted to wear T-shirts, sweatshirts or other casual shirts/blouses provided they are modest and do not make reference to drugs, alcoholic beverages, taverns, offensive activities, etc. “Double meaning” T-shirts are not permitted. At no time for boys and girls are midriff T-shirts, sweatshirts or other casual shirts/blouses to be worn as well as clothing that expose the midriff (stomach/waist).
- Girls may wear casual slacks, skirts, shorts and skorts and appropriate blouses. Skirts and skorts are not permitted if they are shorter than the uniform skirts and skorts.
- Sandals are NOT permitted for either boys or girls.
- Neither boys nor girls are permitted to wear caps or hats. Hats are not to be worn during the school day.
- Any student, who has doubt about what to wear, should simply not wear it.
The Principal or designee authorizes and approves all Professional Attire. Full length dress pants/ slacks may be worn. Girls may wear blouses with sleeves or suit jacket. Boys may wear button-down, long-sleeve, collared dress shirts, tucked in, with tie. Clothing must not be tight or reveal undergarments. No cut-offs, shorts, jeans, or sweat suits. Closed dress shoes must be worn. If a student is not dressed in appropriate professional attire, the student will be subject to consequences for dress code violation.
Stallion Spirit is scheduled every Monday. Students may wear Advisory and ARB Club shirts. All shirts must first be approved by the Principal or designee. Advisory and club shirts must have the ARB log on the upper left corner or left sleeve. The minimum size of the logo is two inches. Students not wearing Stallion Spirit gear must wear the uniform. Jean or khaki bottoms may be worn.
10/23 College Is For Me
On every 10th and 23rd of the month students may wear t-shirts or sweatshirts from any two or four year college/university. The t-shirt or sweatshirt must be worn at all times. NO homemade shirts or sweatshirts are allowed. Jean or khaki bottoms may be worn.
Clothing for Dances
The Dress Down Day guidelines are to be followed for all informal dances. For formal dances, appropriate clothing is required. Formal dresses must be mid thigh or longer. Clothing must not reveal undergarments. Slits anywhere on the dress cannot be higher than the thumbs when hands are kept at the side. Formal attire includes tuxes, suits, or dress pants with a suit coat. A long sleeve, collared dress shirt with a tie must at least be worn. Dress pants must be long. No cut-offs, shorts, jeans, or sweat suits. If a student is not dressed in appropriate formal dance attire, the student will be sent home and no refunds will be given.