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Dress Code

Dress Code Guidance in Jeffco

Responsibility for student dress and appearance generally rests with individual students and their families. Students may wish to express themselves by the manner of their dress and appearance; however, students shall not wear clothing or affect an appearance at school or school-sanctioned activities or events that is disruptive to the educational environment. Jeffco Public Schools standards on student attire are intended to help students focus on schoolwork, reduce discipline problems, and improve school order and safety.

Disciplinary action for violating the student dress code shall include notifying the student of the violation and requiring that the dress or appearance be corrected before the student reenters the classroom, school environment, or school-sanctioned activity or event. At the discretion of the building-level administrator, a family conference may be held. More serious consequences may result from repeated or serious violations.

At Arvada High School (AHS), all students have a right to an equitable education and should be able to dress and style their hair for school in a manner that expresses their individuality without fear of unnecessary discipline or body shaming. Students are also expected to uphold the core values of trust and responsibility as they pertain to the daily school learning environment. 

AHS seeks to create a culture of learning where a student’s personal appearance doesn’t interfere with the health or safety of any student. Enforcement of this universal dress code shall not create disparities, reinforce stereotypes or increase marginalization of any group, nor will it be more strictly enforced against students because of racial identity, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, gender nonconformity, sexual orientation, cultural identity, religious identity, household income or body type or size.

Students are responsible for managing and abiding by the dress code policy. Staff will encourage and support students’ self-management of the dress code policy.

Continued violation (more than three infractions) of this policy will result in parent or guardian notification of the violation and a support conference may be held. Consequences may result from repeated or serious violations, in accordance with policy.