Baden Academy Charter School Dress Code

It is Baden Academy’s goal to establish a healthy and positive educational environment for our students and staff every day, and that environment is affected by how those in our community present themselves. Baden Academy’s dress code and grooming policies are intended to (1) make sure our students are safe, (2) set standards of appropriateness and decency, and (3) prevent unnecessary distractions or disruptions.  


We recognize these codes should fall within community standards but reserve the right to determine what is most suitable for our school. This means we won’t allow any fashion or fad that poses a health or safety hazard to our students, or that is offensive, hurtful, or demeaning to others in any way. We also want to encourage both an attention to personal cleanliness and clothing that is age appropriate.

Students who are in violation of the dress code will need to immediately change into alternate clothing provided by either the school or a parent/guardian to correct the violation. If it is not feasible to correct the violation, the student must be sent home. Please note that any emerging trend that may not be specifically addressed below will be evaluated by the administration based on the general guidelines in this dress code.



Baden Academy's dress code includes the following:

  • Shorts and skirts must reach the tip of the middle finger when the hands are fully extended down to the side. Slits in skirts and dresses must be an appropriate length. Shorts, capris, and “floods” are permitted from August through October and again from April through June, so please use common sense when choosing clothing for extreme temperatures and weather.

  • Shoes must be worn at all times. Slippers, flip-flops, strap sandals, and open-toed shoes that do not offer sanitary or safety protection aren’t allowed.

  • No apparel may constitute a threat to the health, safety, or welfare of others, including wallet chains, belts made of chain, etc.

  • No key chains with long straps can be worn around the neck. The key chain must be in the student's pocket for safety reasons.

  • All shirts, blouses, and pants must be properly buttoned in accordance with the design. Any see-through material must be worn with a garment underneath.

  • We can’t have slogans or sayings written across sensitive areas of the body, or have written or pictorial graphics that draw attention to sensitive areas of the body. Those areas include  places like the chest, buttocks, and pelvis.

  • No tank tops, crop tops, mesh clothing, or bare midriff styles.

  • No spandex clothing, biking pants, boxer shorts, or exercise clothing. Sweat suit clothing is allowed.

  • You cannot have a cane or cane-like item unless it’s been approved by the school nurse.

  • You cannot wear hats, sweat bands, head gear, or sunglasses in the building, with very specific exceptions, such as school spirit day or field day.

  • No clothing can display slogans or advertising of alcohol, tobacco products, or drug paraphernalia. Anything controversial or obscene, anything with sexual content, or anything that is offensive to ethnic groups are absolutely forbidden.

  • No bandannas or handkerchiefs on heads, around necks, hanging out of the pocket or tied to any body part. Any clothing identified as gang related is strictly prohibited.

  • No torn or ripped clothing.

  • All pants and shorts must be worn to the waist, and pants must be of a length—when unrolled—that do not touch the floor.

  • No oversized clothing, including pants, t-shirts, shirts, coats, and jackets.

  • No coats, jackets, or garments designed for protection from outside elements should be worn in the building during the school day.

  • No body piercings can be exposed, with the exception of the ears.