American Academy students are required to wear the student uniform to school every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Fridays are either a Spirit Day or a Dress of Choice Day.
Some basic rules for Dress of Choice and Spirit Days are:
- No colored hair dyes
- No costumes or pajamas
- No offensive words or language in graphics
- No open-shoulder tops (tank tops or spaghetti straps); shoulders must be covered.
- No crop tops
- No deep V-neck shirts
- No short shorts
- No short skirts
- No heels (including wedges)
- No open-toed shoes, sandals, flip-flops, or Crocs
- No holes in clothing
- Tops must cover leggings to fingertips
Most Fridays, students may wear any school-appropriate American Academy spirit top
from any American Academy activity. Please refer to the school event calendar
for exact dates. This includes extracurricular clubs, sports, or trips (examples are the annual Field Day, a STEM trip, a musical theater events or play, or broadcasting club, etc). Spirit tops must be worn with regular uniform bottoms (skirts, skorts, pants, shorts, etc.)
-- parents are encouraged to read the Student Uniform Policy
and be aware of any other Spirit Day limitations.
American Academy has lots of opportunities and activities where students may acquire spirit tops throughout each year! Additionally, we have a Spirit Gear Store
where parents can purchase branded American Academy clothing and other items (only tops
are allowed to be worn to school on Spirit Days).
Spirit Days are optional. Students who wish to may wear regular uniform tops on Spirit Days instead.
Dress of Choice Days
American Academy has one Dress of Choice Day each month and it typically
takes place (though not always) on the last school-day Friday
of the month. Please refer to the school event calendar
for exact dates. On Dress of Choice Days, students may wear school-appropriate street clothes (head-to-toe!) of their choice to school instead of their student uniform. All other student grooming rules apply. Parents should refer to the Student Uniform Policy for specific Dress of Choice Day limitations.
Dress of Choice Days are optional. Students who wish to may wear regular uniform tops on Dress of Choice Days instead.