Uniform Policy & Vendors

School uniforms may be purchased at any vendor as long as they comply with the guidelines below.

Embroidery services must be done by an approved vendor. Approved vendors are:

School uniform

Uniform clothing must be of appropriate size (No excessive tightness or bagging) and meet the following guidelines:

Mission Statement and General Info

The Idaho Arts Charter School Dress Code will build community and equality by creating a nondiscriminatory educational environment where students are judged by their artistic creations and behavioral choices rather than by socioeconomic class, gender, or other social associations.  Uniform clothing must be of appropriate size, clean, without holes, and meet the following guidelines:

Uniform Tops

Required

  • Students will wear polo shirts or collared/button-down shirts in any solid color (no trim or stripes) that are embroidered with a school logo. Polo shirts will have two to four buttons, polo collar, and appropriate sleeve length (short, 3⁄4, or long sleeved).

Optional 

  • All undershirts must be tucked in and be a solid color. Turtlenecks, tanks, t-shirts, or long sleeved shirts under their uniform tops.
  • Only school jackets that are embroidered, or school club related (must be a member of that club), may be worn after entering the building. Hoods must remain down (off the head).
  • Students may wear black, navy or tan blazers, or sport coats, embroidered with the IACS logo. Fabrics must be cotton, poly, twill, or any blend of the previously listed fabrics. 
  • Students may wear traditional crew or V-neck sweaters, half-zip sweaters, sweaters or cardigans in one solid color with logo over polo or collared button-down shirts. All sweaters should be embroidered with a school logo or related to a school club. 

Uniform Bottoms

Required

  • Students will wear pants, shorts, capris, skirts, embroidered  jumpers, or skorts in school approved colors: black, navy, or tan. Items will be no more than 4 inches above the knee and must be hemmed. No corduroy, velvet, denim, chiffon, or fleece material will be allowed. Pants will have no more than two pockets on the front and two pockets on the back (pockets will not have embellishments or oversized buttons). Leggings alone cannot be worn as uniform pants.
  • Shoes must be conducive to any school activity; No backless sandals/shoes will be allowed, including clogs, flip flops, etc. Heels and soles must be no higher than 1 ½ inches.

Optional 

  • Students may wear tights or leggings underneath their uniform bottoms as long as they are one solid color.

Head/Jewelry

  • Hats or head coverings are only allowed for medical/religious purposes. 
  • Make-up, hair styles, jewelry, and accessories must not be distracting to the learning environment as determined by IACS administration. Accessories that have been deemed distracting and not allowed include (but are not limited to) spiked collars, chains, headbands, bandanas, bulky/excessive jewelry, pins, stuffed animals, blankets, etc.

Non-Uniform Day

  • Students will wear tops that cover their shoulders and midriff.
  • Legs will be covered at least 4 inches above the knee.
  • Messaging included on apparel will be appropriate to the learning/educational environment.  No references to anything alcohol, drugs, or illegal activity.

Contact school administrators for clarification or with any questions.