Archbishop Curley High School believes each student should be dressed and groomed in a professional manner. All clothing should be neat and in good repair.
DRESS AND GROOMING
The Curley gentleman dresses and grooms in a professional manner. Students are expected to be in full dress code from the 8:10 am warning bell until 2:35 pm.
• A collared dress shirt (tucked in and buttoned at the neck). Writing is not permitted on the dress shirt.
• A tie or bow tie, will be visible at all times, tied professionally at the neck and of proper length. • Dress or khaki style pants of a solid color with a traditional vertical seam on the leg. Jeans, corduroy, or cargo pants are not permitted.
• A traditional belt (dark brown or black) and belt buckle (no large type design emblem or letters). Curley belts may be worn.
• Socks – above ankle length (prefer dress socks, not white athletic socks).
• Brown or black dress shoes without a white sole – multicolored shoes and waffle bottom shoes are not permitted. Sperry type shoes are allowed but must be brown or black and without a white sole. Shoes must be below the ankle. Dress boots require administrative approval. Wearing shoes on the back of the heel is not permitted.
• A sport coat or blazer is required during dates set by the Administration. Sport coats or blazers must be solid color and professional looking.
• V-neck or crew neck sweaters are permitted.
• Sweatshirts, hoodies, quarter zips and any other athletic apparel will not be permitted. Grooming
• Clean shaven.
• Archbishop Curley High School recognizes that particular hairstyles are often part of social, ethnic, spiritual and cultural identities and practices. Accordingly, it is the policy of Curley High School to permit individual families the appropriate cared-for hairstyles for their Curley man. A Curley man’s hair should be neatly combed and trimmed on all sides, so the length does not exceed the top of the collar (back), below the eyebrows (front), and the top of the ear (sides). Sideburns are not to exceed the bottom of the ear. The following styles are examples of prohibited hairstyles: head shaving, lines and designs, faux-haws, mohawks, mullets, spikes, pony tails, kruddy type or coloring of any kind. Should a student have a question about a hairstyle, he should see the Assistant Principal of Student Affairs before getting his hair cut or styled.
• Body piercing jewelry is not permitted while on campus.
• Tattoos must be covered while on campus, including during participation in athletic events.
• Chains or necklaces, if worn, are not to be visible.
The final decision as to what constitutes acceptable dress and grooming rests with the Assistant Principal of Student Affairs. Students and parents who have questions regarding the acceptability of certain types of styles of clothing and grooming should consult with the Assistant Principal of Student Affairs before appearing in school with them.