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.


Students are expected to be in full dress code from the 8:10 am warning bell until 2:20 pm.
Changing clothes at lockers, in lavatories, in the parking lot, or any other public space is not permitted.


• A collared dress shirt of a solid color (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 Docker style pants of a solid color with a traditional vertical seam on the leg. Denim,
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.
• 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. Boots of any type will not be permitted.
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• A sport coat or blazer is required during dates set by the Administration. Sport coats or blazers
must be solid color and professional looking.
• Sweaters are optional. Athletic apparel shall not be worn during the school day. Curley apparel
with a quarter zip may be worn. However, any item with a hood is not permitted.


• Clean shaven.
• Hair neatly trimmed, on all sides, so the length does not exceed the top of the collar (back), the
eyebrows (front), and top of the ear (sides). Unconventional hairstyles (partial head shaving, lines
and designs, faux-haws, mohawks, dread locks, braids, mullets, kruddy type or any current fad
or trend) or coloring of any kind are not permitted. Sideburns are not to exceed the bottom of
the ear.
• 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.