Principles for the Dress Code

  • Honor God
  • Provide a positive atmosphere for learning
  • Represent BCS favorably in the school and general community
  • Build character and wisdom in the selection of clothing that exhibits modesty, neatness, cleanliness, self-discipline, humility, moderation, and respect for others.
  • I Timothy 4:12, I Corinthians 6:19-20, Philippians 4:8

Boys

  • Dress pants are to be worn.
  • A casual, dress shirt or polo shirt with a collar should be worn. The shirt is to be tucked into the pants.  Ties are optional and sometimes required.  Dress sweaters may be worn.
  • Casual, dress shoes or clean sneakers may be worn. No flip flops or slides are allowed.
  • Boys must be clean-shaven.  Sideburns must not be below the earlobe. Hair must be cut above the eyebrows, off the collar, and above the earlobe.  Hair must also be clean and neat in appearance.
  • Students may wear dress shorts that come to the top of the knee until Columbus Day in the fall and after spring break in April.

Girls

  • Skirts or dresses that come to the top of the knee or longer when standing are to be worn, including if a student is wearing leggings or a sheer over skirt. If the skirt is sheer, the underskirt must come at least to the top of the knee.
  • Slacks or Capri pants (coming below the knee when standing and sitting) may be worn and must be loose fitting dress style. 
  • Blouses and dress shirts are to be worn.  Dress sweaters may be worn. If the shirt is lace or sheer, the shirt underneath must be in dress code for sleeveless tops.
  • Sleeveless tops and dresses may be worn only if a normal bra can be worn without being visible.
  • Casual dress shoes or clean sneakers may be worn.  Dress sandals may be worn.  Flip-flops may not be worn.
  • Jewelry that is worn by piercing must be worn only in the ear and not be in excess.
  • Students may wear dress shorts that come to the top of the knee until Columbus Day in the fall and after spring break in April.

Not Allowed

  • Hooded sweatshirts, t-shirts, muscle shirts, spaghetti straps, racerback tank tops, baseball caps,   jeans, sweatpants, camouflage pants or shirts, sweatshirts, wind pants, or flannel pants may not be worn
  • Students are not to wear excessive jewelry. Only ear piercing is allowed. No other body parts may be pierced.
  • Clothing must be modest and non-revealing at all times. Undergarments should not be showing at any time.
  • Hair must be of a natural hair color and not of an extreme hairstyle.
  • Large logos that cover the entire chest should not be worn on shirts or sweaters.

Students will be required to be in dress code and will not be allowed to attend classes until they are able to comply.  A pattern of violating these principles will lead to consequences for the student.  Consequences will be determined by the administration.

Formal Function Dress Code

Ladies

On special nights, such as Senior Banquet, we encourage our ladies to dress up as formally as desired, but our overriding standard is modesty.  Dresses should not be too short, too tight, or too revealing.  The front should not reveal cleavage and the back should not be below the shoulder blades.  No sheer midriffs are allowed.  Standard school dress length or longer for the dress or slit is required.

Gentlemen

We encourage dressing up as formally as desired; however, dress pants, dress shoes, dress shirts, and ties are required.

Special Occasion Dress Code

For certain occasions such as sports awards, participants and non-participants should wear standard school dress.

Dress Down Days

Every Friday, students will be given permission to dress down.  Although our standard for dress is relaxed, we still have some requirements.  

  • Shirts must cover the midriff and lower back area.
  • T-shirts with words or symbols contrary to the Christian faith may not be worn.
  • As a gesture of respect boys are to remove their hats in the school buildings
  • Flannel pants, and jeans with rips, holes, and patches are not to be worn.>