This blog post is to clarify the option that students have to “dress up” above the required dress code at the high school.
For young men, this would include a shirt and tie (bow ties are acceptable), a sports jacket, or even a suit. This does not mean simply a “dress differently” day (T-shirts, gray pants, etc.) Men should also wear a logoed oxford shirt or a school identification badge if their jacket or suit covers their logoed shirt. Dress slacks or school uniform pants may be worn with shirts and ties. Jeans are not considered a part of “dressing -up.” Ties should be worn in a formal manner and shirts should be tucked in. Men’s suits (matching pants and jackets) may be worn in conservative styles and colors.
Young ladies may wear dresses/skirts but must comply with several standards. The dress length must comply with the established skirt length (no shorter than the top of the knee) and style (not form-fitting). The neckline must be modest and the dress must have sleeves or be worn with a sweater or dressy jacket. Girls wearing dresses must be clearly identifiable as a DC high school student by wearing a lanyard displaying their student photo ID.