Uniform Policy

Student Dress and Appearance (Uniforms for Grades K4-8th)

Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God.

I Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price….

Students attending CCA in grades K4-8th are required to wear uniforms so that all students regardless of their parents’/guardians’ economic level are equal in social appearance.  Parents are responsible for ensuring that the proper uniforms are acquired and worn to school and school events. (See parent/guardian agreement in Appendix B of this handbook).

Student's Uniform

Uniforms can be purchased from anywhere (Wal-Mart, Target, Kohls, JC Penney, Old Navy, Oshkosh, Carters, The Children’s Place, Gap, etc.)     If you would like to purchase from Lands End please use our CCA school code/number:  Lands End - school number is 9000-6466-8.

  • Boy’s/Girl’s Pants/Shorts must be khaki or navy in color, plain or pleated front, chino, active chino, stain resistant, cotton/poly blend, straight leg or boot cut. No skinny leg, capri, jegging, joggers, pencil leg, low rise, ponte pants, denim, painter, or cargo.  (A small manufacturer’s label on the back is acceptable.)
  • Skirts/Skorts/Jumpers (girl’s only) must be khaki or navy in color, and be pleated or plain. Shorts must be worn under Skirts/Jumpers.  Lands’ End Classic Navy Large Plaid jumper or skorts are permitted.

Uniform polo dresses in navy or red (no logo) are also permitted.

  • Shirts must be solid polo style and red, white, or navy in color (no manufacturer’s/CCA emblem or logo). They can be performance mesh, interlocking, pique, active, moisture wicking, stain resistant, and can be short sleeve or long sleeve.  Shirts must be loose fitting and tucked in at all times for grades 2nd -8th.
  • Any leggings, shorts, or “long sleeve undershirts” worn under school uniforms must be solid in color and either red, white, grey, navy or black.

All students in 2nd grade and above should have their shirts tucked in while at school.  1st grade students will be required to have their shirts tucked in after Christmas break each year.  Students may wear a CCA sweatshirt or a solid red or navy sweater, cardigan, sweatshirt, or hoodie (no logo permitted) while in class at school.  Jackets or coats may not be worn in the classroom or lunchroom, while at school.  They may be worn to school and while on the playground.  Students must wear a uniform shirt (or CCA t-shirt on Dress Down days) underneath any CCA sweatshirt, CCA hoodie or sweater while at school.

7th and 8th grade PE uniform – finger-tip length shorts or warm up pants, t-shirts or sweatshirts.  Students will change into their school uniform after PE.

For safety reasons, no open toe shoes may be worn in school.

Each Friday of the month is a Dress Down for Missions Day.  To participate for the month in Dress Down for Missions Day, each student brings $2 to school on the first Friday of the month.  Each month a check is sent to missionaries and the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.  Students must wear a CCA t-shirt/sweatshirt with long jeans (no loose fitting, no holes, no rips, no capris or jean shorts) or uniform bottoms or their regular school uniform to participate.

Though uniforms make us LOOK the same, they do not make us BE the same.  Underneath our identical covers we have different hearts, different minds, different temperaments, and that is what makes us all different.

Girls’ hair should be clean, neat, and appropriate in color.  No makeup, lipstick, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, or foundation is permitted.  At the most two small earrings per ear positioned in the lower lobe are allowed.  No other body piercing or body art (including temporary tattoos) is allowed.  These regulations apply while at school and on CCA sponsored events and field trips.

Boys’ hair should be clean, neat, and appropriate in color.  It should be kept cut above the collar, ears and eye brows.  No earrings or other body piercing or body art (including temporary tattoos) is allowed.  The regulations apply while at school and on CCA sponsored events and field trips.

Student Dress and Appearance Code (Grades 9-12)

Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God.

I Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price….

Students attending CCA for high school should reflect the fact that students are at school for the purpose of education, not recreation.  Parents and students are reminded that items of clothing which may be acceptable and appropriate in social settings are not always appropriate at school.  CCA is an academic institution, and school is, in essence, the student’s job; therefore, students need to dress accordingly and use proper hygiene.  The way one dresses can have a significant effect upon the attitude of the student and the atmosphere of the classroom.  Students wearing clothing or accessories that are deemed inappropriate or distracting to the learning environment will be asked to change.  The administrator reserves the right to make all final decisions on acceptable attire and personal appearance.   Parents are responsible for ensuring that their child’s dress and appearance are appropriate for school and school events. (See parent/guardian agreement in Appendix B of this handbook).

The CCA Student Dress and Appearance Code is based on the following four principles: 1) Honoring God,
2) Modesty, 3) Professionalism, and 4) Limiting Distractions.  Please remember that the high school dress code is not all inclusive and is at the ultimate discretion of the administration. 

Any jackets, coats, sweaters, or sweatshirts may be worn in the classroom, lunchroom, or anywhere at school.

Each Friday of the month is a Dress Down for Missions Day.  To participate for the month in Dress Down for Missions Day, each student brings $2 to school on the first Friday of the month.  Each month a check is sent to missionaries and the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.  High School students may wear a CCA tee-shirt or sweat shirt and loose fitting sweat pants (worn at the waist, free of rips, tears, holes and frays) or modest athletic shorts (at least fingertip length) on “Dress Down for Missions Day”.

9th-12th grade PE dress code – below finger-tip length shorts or warm up pants, t-shirts or sweatshirts.  Students will change into their school dress code after PE.

Dress shoes, casual shoes, Crocs, tennis shoes, and dressy style sandals may be worn in school.  Socks that show should be mostly solid school colors.

Shirts - Girls shirts should be loose-fitting, extend out to the shoulder joint, and must fully cover the back, midriff, and all undergarments (NO tank tops).  Girls should have their shirt tucked in or no skin showing at the waistline (via a tucked in cami).

Boys shirts must be loose fitting and remained tucked in or no skin showing at the waistline.  Shirts may be collared or collarless. Boys are not permitted to wear tank tops or sleeveless shirts.

Girls and Boys may wear CCA spirit wear.

Girls may wear collared and collarless dressy style shirts, blouses, and sweaters with modest necklines (a modest neckline is one that does not reveal cleavage when the person is standing or bending over).

Girls and Boys may have a manufacturer logo on their clothing and any lettering, graphics, or artwork must be appropriate for a Christian educational setting.

Dresses or Skirts – (Girl’s Only)

Girls dresses and/or skirts must fit properly (not too tight or loose), be free of rips and holes, be worn at the waist, and must come to the students finger tips.  Any slits in dresses or skirts may not exceed above the finger tips.  Dresses must have modest necklines, be loose fitting, extend out to the shoulder joint; and must fully cover the back, midriff and all undergarments.

Pants – Girls and Boys should wear modest pants and jeans.  (No sweat pants, warmup pants, knit styles, tights, spandex material, pajama pants, etc.)  All pants should be worn at the waist, free of rips, tears and holes.  Girls may wear leggings, jeggings or skinny jeans beneath dresses/skirts or long tops that are at least fingertip length

Shorts – Girls and Boys may wear solid color chino or active chino style shorts, and jean shorts.  All shorts should be below the fingertips, worn at the waist, free of rips, tears, holes and frays.  Athletic shorts are not permitted except for PE/athletic events or on Dress Down for Missions Day.

Though uniforms make us LOOK the same, they do not make us BE the same.  Underneath our identical covers we have different hearts, different minds, different temperaments and that is what makes us all different.

Girls’ hair should be clean, and neat.  Makeup, foundation, concealer, lipstick, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, should be neutral colors.  At the most, three small earrings per ear are allowed per ear.  No other body piercing or body art (including temporary tattoos) is allowed.  Hats or head coverings should not be worn in the building.  These regulations apply while at school and on CCA sponsored events and field trips.  The focus is to not draw attention to oneself.

Boys’ hair should be clean and neat.  (No makeup, foundation, etc.….) No earrings or other body piercing or body art (including temporary tattoos) is allowed.  Facial hair may be clean and neat.  Hats or head coverings should not be worn in the building.  The regulations apply while at school and on CCA sponsored events and field trips.