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School Uniforms

Cornerstone Academy believes that a dress code plays an important role in maintaining a culture conducive to cultivating virtuous scholars.  Rather than expressing themselves through current youth fashion, students at Cornerstone are asked to express themselves through their attendance, behavior, minds and hearts.

Students are expected to wear the approved school uniform while on campus during school office hours.  This includes all labs on Mondays.

Land's End is the primary school uniform source for Cornerstone Academy. 

Men Only

The fit of all clothing must be appropriate and present an overall neat, modest and clean appearance.

PANTS
  • Do not need to be purchased from Land’s End. However, Land’s End is still available for purchase.
  • Must be khaki, navy blue or gray in color.
  • Must be properly sized, not baggy or tight.
  • Must be worn at the waist.
  • Must not have frays or have holes.
  • Must be worn with a solid color belt.
  • Must have no writing.
  • Pants must be similar in style, material, and fit as the uniform pants purchased through Land’s End. Pants that cannot be worn include jeans or jean look-a-likes, corduroy, and cargo pants.
  • Before purchasing or wearing questionable pants, parents are encouraged to check with the administration for approval.

 

SHORTS
  • Do not need to be purchased from Land’s End. However, Land’s End is still available for purchase.
  • Throughout the school year male students are permitted to wear shorts. Cargo shorts are NOT permitted. Approved colors are khaki, navy blue, or gray and these must be similar in style, material, length and fit as the uniform shorts purchased through Land’s End.

 

TOPS
  • Must be purchased through Land’s End with the school logo.
  • ALL Grammar students must purchase a light blue polo for field trips.
  • Long sleeve shirts may be worn underneath polo shirts on colder days as long as they are a solid color and the same approved colors as the polo shirts.
  • An undershirt, if worn, must be a solid color and the same approved colors as the polo shirts.

 

HATS, CAPS, SWEATBANDS, ANY HEAD WEAR, AND SUNGLASSES
  • Head wear and sunglasses may not be worn in the building.

 

BODY PIERCINGS/TATTOOS
  • No visible tattoos or piercings.

 

OUTERWEAR
  • Must be purchased through Land’s End or students may wear athletic jackets that has been approved by the Athletic Department
  • Polo shirts are required to be worn under outerwear

 

HAIR
  • Hair is to be in natural colors, neat and above the eyes.
  • Must be clean shaven at least once a week.

 

SHOES
  • Closed toe shoes, laced and tied, or sandals.
  • NO flip flops, crocs or slides.
  • GRAMMAR students must wear closed toe shoes.
  • GRAMMAR STUDENTS – NO lights, squeaks, wheels, OR music.

 

SOCKS
  • Socks are to be solid black, navy blue, white or gray or argyle style in the school colors.  Small logos are acceptable.

 

Women Only

The fit of all clothing must be appropriate and present an overall neat, modest and clean appearance.

PANTS
  • Do not need to be purchased from Land’s End. However, Land’s End is still available for purchase.
  • Must be khaki, navy blue or gray in color.
  • Must be properly sized, not baggy or tight.
  • Must be worn at the waist.
  • Must not have frays or have holes.
  • Pants with spandex are not allowed.
  • Must be worn with a solid color belt (navy blue, white, black or brown).
  • Must have no writing.
  • Pants must be similar in style, material, and fit as the uniform pants purchased through Land’s End. Pants that cannot be worn include jeans or jean look-a-likes, corduroy, and cargo pants.
  • Before purchasing or wearing questionable pants, parents are encouraged to check with the administration for approval.

 

SHORTS
  • Do not need to be purchased from Land’s End. However, Land’s End is still available for purchase.
  • Approved colors are khaki, navy blue, or gray and these must be similar in style, material, length and fit as the uniform shorts purchased through Land’s End.

 

SKIRTS
  • ALL skirts must be purchased through Land's End.
  • Skirt length is required to be to the top of the front and back of the knee.
  • Solid white, navy blue, brown, or gray leggins without embellishments are permitted to be worn under skirts.

 

TOPS
  • Must be purchased through Land’s End with the school logo.
  • ALL Grammar students must purchase a light blue polo for field trips.
  • Long sleeve shirts may be worn underneath polo shirts on colder days as long as they are a solid color and the same approved colors as the polo shirts.
  • An undershirt or camisole, if worn, must be a solid color and the same approved colors as the polo shirts.

 

HATS, CAPS, SWEATBANDS, ANY HEAD WEAR, AND SUNGLASSES
  • Head wear and sunglasses may not be worn in the building.

 

BODY PIERCINGS/TATTOOS
  • No visible tattoos and piercings visually limited to the ears.

 

OUTERWEAR
  • Must be purchased through Land’s End or students may wear athletic jackets that has been approved by the Athletic Department.
  • Polo shirts are required to be worn under outerwear.

 

HAIR
  • Hair is to be in natural colors and out of the eyes.

 

SHOES
  • Closed toe shoes, laced and tied, or sandals.
  • NO flip flops, crocs or clogs.
  • GRAMMAR students must wear closed toe shoes.
  • GRAMMAR STUDENTS – NO lights, squeaks, wheels, OR music.

 

SOCKS
  • Socks are to be solid black, navy blue, white, or gray.  Small logos are acceptable.

 

Dress for Extracurricular Events

Athletic Events
MEN
  • May wear shorts, jeans, sweatshirts, and t-shirts to indoor/outdoor athletic events.
WOMEN
  • May wear loose fitting jeans, modest shorts (fingertip length), and tops to indoor/outdoor athletic events.
  • All tops must be long enough to cover torso with hands extended straight above the head.
  • Spaghetti strap tops are not permitted.
  • Bodysuits, cropped tops, spaghetti strap tops, and halter tops are not permitted.
 
Formal Events
Men
  • Conventional dess suit or tuxedo with shirt and tie, dress shoes and socks.
Women
  • Strapless dress must fit modestly and be straight across in the front and back.
  • Necklines should be no lower than one hand-width from the collarbone.
  • Backless and low-cut necklines are not permitted.
  • For the Spring Formal, dress length must be floor length.
  • Dress slit must be no higher than the top of the knee.
  • Dresses for dances other than the Spring Formal must be no higher than the top of the knee in length.
 
Denim Day
  • Denim Day is the last Friday of every month.  For a $1.00 donation to the scholarship fund, students may wear jeans or uniform bottoms with a Cornerstone t-shirt.
  • Jeans may have rips at the knee or lower.  Modest, distressed jeans are permitted.

 

SCHOOL DRESS CODE DISCIPLINARY

SYSTEM PROCESS
A.   Instruction – students are instructed by faculty and staff concerning the rules and regulations they are expected to obey.
 
B.   Warning – students are given 3-5 verbal warnings by their classroom teacher or administrator when they have violated the dress code policy. Further violations will result in an office referral.
 
C.   Correction –
  1. Verbal Correction – the first 2 uniform infractions for a Rhetoric student will result in a verbal warning from the teacher of administrator that noticed the infraction. The students may be required to change into appropriate uniform attire and an email will be sent home. Grammar and Logic students will receive verbal warnings for the first 4 uniform infractions.
  2. Demerit – After the 2nd verbal warning for Rhetoric students and the 4th verbal warning for Grammar and Logic students a demerit will be issued. The student will also be required to call home to have appropriate uniform attire brought to them. After 3 demerits, students will be sent to the principal or assistant principal for further discipline per their discretion. **If students find uniforms in the Used Uniform bins, parents will be charged the price of those uniforms.

***Revised - 07/2019***