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Dress Code Information

On March 29, 2016, the School Board of Volusia County adopted a student appearance, dress and uniform code for all elementary, middle and high school students for the school year. It was then updated the summer of 2019.

Atlantic High School Shirt

Any solid polo or oxford shirts with collars as well as school related tees can be worn at Atlantic High School.

Atlantic High School Bottom 

The district dress code for bottoms is solid colored.

Other Important Things to Know:

  • Shoes—closed toe and heel; high school students may also wear sandals.
  • Clothing must be of a length and fit that are suitable to the build and stature of the student.
  • Shirts must be long enough to clearly overlap the beltline or stay tucked in.
  • Lower garments with visible belt loops must be worn with a belt, exceptions will be allowed for students in K-5.
  • The waistband must be worn and secured between the hips and waist.
  • Jumpers, skirts and shorts must be at least mid-thigh or below in length.
  • Clothing must not be see-through or have tears.
  • Hats and sunglasses may not be worn inside an enclosed school building.

Where to Purchase Uniforms

You may already have clothes that can serve as school uniforms or you can buy them from any retail store, discount store, consignment shop, uniform company or catalog. As long as the clothing meets the requirements, it doesn’t matter where you get it.

Consideration for Financial Hardships

Each principal and/or school advisory council may develop procedures to inform students and parents of assistance and/or donation opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of material is acceptable for shorts, pants, skirts, capris, skorts, and jumpers?

The policy does not specify fabric for bottoms. Denim is also permissible for all bottoms. The fit must be suitable for build/stature of student and there can be no rips or tears.  Shorts, skirts, skorts and jumpers must be mid-thigh or below in length.

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What type of material is acceptable for shirts?

Shirts must be polo-style or oxford-style and can be long- or short-sleeved. There are many options available, including dri-fit, blended cotton, 100% cotton, Pique and jersey knit.

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Can shirts or bottoms be “bedazzled”?
No, the policy states clothing must not have colored trim, stripes, decorations or embroidery; however, a small logo is acceptable. Return to Top
Can a polo shirt have a pocket?
Yes, as long as it is solid. Return to Top
Can shirts have a logo?
Yes, a small logo is permissible. Return to Top
Can sweatshirts and hoodies be worn?

Yes, but if the garment has a hood, it must be removed from the head while in school buildings.  There are no color requirements for outerwear, but they must meet the general dress code (nothing offensive, suggestive, disruptive or indecent).

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Is a polo dress acceptable?
Yes; however, it must be solid and be mid thigh or longer. Return to Top
Can athletes wear team shirts on game days?
Yes, with principal approval (Section III. C. 3.) Return to Top
What kind of shoes are permissible?

Elementary and middle school students must wear a shoe with a closed toe and closed heel, which includes boots. Athletic shoes must be worn for PE.  In addition to closed toe shoes, high school students may wear sandals.

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Can colored socks and shoelaces be worn?

Yes, there are no restrictions on the color of socks, shoelaces, belts or accessories; however, they must meet the general dress code requirements (cannot be unsafe, offensive, suggestive, disruptive or indecent).

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Do shirts have to be tucked in?
No, shirts are not required to be tucked in; however, if belt loops are visible a belt must be worn.  Elementary students are not required to wear belts. Return to Top