Dress Code

NTI Dress Guidelines 2016-17 School Year

New Tech Institute promotes a professional environment of trust, respect, and responsibility, and we encourage students to dress accordingly.

Clothing should
- Be worn in the manner it was designed
- Cannot disrupt the learning environment
- Contain no symbols and/or words that promote values that are fundamentally contrary to the school’s mission
- Contain no offensive illustrations and/or objects that are or could be considered to have drug, alcohol, tobacco or gang references.
- Not include visible undergarments.
- Not include costumes or other garments that disrupt the learning environment.
- Not include chains, sharp objects, or any object that could be used as weapon
- Not include pajamas, head coverings (bandanna, hat, headband), sunglasses, or house slippers

Shirts should:
- Have sleeves and be of an appropriate length so that they cover cleavage, shoulders, midriff and stomach.

- Are to be worn at the waist with a belt as needed to avoid low-rise, baggy or sagging pants that reveal any skin or undergarments.
- Shorts and skirts must be no more than two (2) inches above the knee.
- Can be jeans/khakis/cargos
- Do not include: sweatpants, athletic shorts, leggings (without appropriate skirt), yoga pants, stretch pants of any kind even if they have pockets, buttons, zippers, etc.

Large Coats and Hoodies (including any hooded garment)

- Should be stored in backpacks or designated storage areas upon entry into the building.

Body piercing  
- Cannot disrupt the learning environment or be unsafe
- Body piercings of ears only; other visible piercings must have a stud
- Body piercings must be licensed piercing wear (not safety pins, etc.)

Shoe appropriateness will depend on the situation. If student is working in a science lab or other class activity where closed toed shoes are safety requirements, those expectations will be communicated ahead of time in preparation for the event.

Business Casual:
Teachers will usually expect students to dress in business casual attire for formal presentations; teachers will provide more information about these requirements in the project briefcase and instructions.

All decisions about appropriate dress and grooming will be made by the school administrator. Students found to be in violation of the dress code will be asked to correct the article found to be in violation prior to returning to the classroom. Students will have the option of wearing dress-code appropriate clothing provided by the school, or if no such clothing is available the student will call his or her parent/guardian to secure dress-code appropriate clothing and then work in the office in order to minimize loss of instructional time. Students who have repeated dress code violations could face further disciplinary action.

These guidelines are current as of the 2016-17 school year and are subject to change.                     Revised 090616