The purpose of dress regulations is to help each student set a standard for his/her personal appearance that is appropriate within the accepted standards of West Ada School District High Schools. Students are expected to demonstrate pride in their personal appearance for it reflects individually on them and collectively on the school attended.
The Board recognizes that a student’s mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of his/her personal style and individual preferences. The Board will not interfere with the right of students and parents to make decisions regarding appearance, except when choices affect the educational program of the schools. Any apparel that draws undue attention to a student tends to detract from the educational process and is therefore inappropriate. It is a mark of maturity when students can freely choose apparel that demonstrates individuality without deviating from the standard of appropriateness. A degree of modesty is expected.
The Board authorizes school regulations that prohibit student dress or grooming practices which:
Any article of clothing, jewelry, or make-up which draws undue attention, is unsafe, or is disruptive to the educational process will be considered inappropriate. Examples include but are not limited to:
Exceptions to the dress code may be made for special days or special events. These days and events are announced in advance.Violations of the dress code will lead to disciplinary action.
If you have questions regarding the Meridian Academy Dress Code please contact Dustin Barrett at 855-4315.