Students who attend Valley Christian Academy must present a neat, attractive appearance.
Students’ appearance will reflect modesty and decency to promote a learning environment that is free from unnecessary distraction. The safety of our students was also taken into account in the establishment of this dress code. The following rules will govern the appearance of our students:
All students will wear solid khaki or navy (twill or corduroy) pants. Knit pants are not permissible. No jeans of any color are allowed. Pants are to be neat and presentable, exhibiting a normal degree of wear. They must be worn properly around the waist, not extending below the shoes. Pants with frays, tears, ragged edges, patches, holes, any type of hand-printed markings, or extreme styles are not permitted.
Solid khaki or navy shorts may be worn in warm weather but must be no shorter than three inches above the knee. Girls may also choose to wear capri pants or skorts, which may be no shorter than the top of the knee when standing.
Each student will wear a Valley Christian Academy polo shirt available for purchase from Educational Outfitters in white, royal blue, grey, or navy, and the shirt must be tucked in. All polos must be purchased from Educational Outfitters and bear the VCA logo. Students may also wear a white or light blue oxford. All shirts must be tucked in. A Valley Christian Academy sweatshirt or sweater vest may be worn over a Valley Christian Academy polo shirt in cold weather; the collar must be outside of the sweatshirt. Only Valley Christian Academy shirts and sweatshirts may be worn, and no outerwear may be worn in the building. Students are not permitted to wear jackets or coats in the classroom. Cardigans or lightweight sweaters or jackets may be worn as long as they are school colors or neutral.
As an option to pants, girls may wear solid navy or khaki skirts or jumpers. They are to be no shorter than the top of the knee when standing. Girls may wear neutral-colored tights and socks with skirts and jumpers or full-length navy or white leggings may be worn under skirts or jumpers.
Shoes must have toes, sides, and heel enclosed. Sneakers or athletic shoes are preferable. White, khaki, or navy socks are to be worn. Girls may wear pantyhose in navy, white, or neutral tones. No sandals, flip-flops, or boots are allowed. (Rain boots are allowed when necessary.)
Belts are required for boys and girls when pants have belt loops for first grade and up. Jewelry must be kept to a minimum and must not be a distraction. (For reasons of safety, please avoid loose jewelry). Earrings are acceptable only for girls. Hairstyles should be neat and tidy. Boys’ hair should not touch their eyebrows or extend past the top of the collar. Extreme hairstyles (such as mohawks, bright hair colors, and feather extensions) are not permissible.
Please note that any clothing bearing the Valley logo must be purchased through the academy.
Our uniform supplier is Educational Outfitters of Chattanooga.
All students in grades kindergarten and up must have one blue polo bearing the VCA logo. Polos must be purchased from Educational Outfitters along with the official school plaid. Other pieces, like khakis, may be purchased from the vendor of your choice. The school or PTF may also have special orders for other school-approved apparel throughout the year.