Dress Code Policies

Frank Augustus Miller Student Dress Expectations

Frank Augustus Miller is a teaching and learning institution. Students are expected to wear clothing which is appropriate for school and school sponsored activities. This means that clothing shall be decent, distraction free, free of any intimidation factor, and free of advertising items that students are forbidden to buy or have in their possession. If a student violates the dress code, the student will asked to change his/her clothing at the school into loaners or PE clothes and the parent may be called. The dress code will be strictly enforced.


  • Decent means that the body shall be covered from the arm pit to mid-thigh. 
  • Distraction Free means clothing may not divert the attention of students away from lessons and studies or disturbs the learning environment. This might include clothing which is transparent, or has slogans or pictures deemed by staff members as offensive to others. 

  • Free of any intimidation factor means that clothing associated with membership in gangs is not permitted. This might include hair nets, head rags, bandanas, clothing with gang logos, or sagging/ baggy pants.

  • Free of advertising means that students shall not wear clothing which has advertising for any item which is illegal for a student to buy or possess. This includes alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana leaves, spray paint cans, weapons, and drug paraphernalia.

  • Safe means that students should not wear clothing that could hurt themselves or others.

Frank Augustus Miller Student Dress Code Specifics

  • Strapless or only one strap over the shoulder, spaghetti straps, low plunging necklines or midriff baring tops may NOT be worn at school. Undergarments should not show.

  • Tops are considered too short if the skin shows as the student sits, walks, or engages in usual activities. No midriff skin should be exposed when the student raises his/her arms above his/her head.
  • No tank tops with large arm holes for boys or girls that show the chest or stomach area.

  • Shorts must be mid-thigh in length.

  • No sagging, baggy, tight or revealing pants/pajama bottom. All pants should fit on or above the hip bone without being belted or otherwise altered. If the pants begin to slide without a belt, they are too big.

  • No inappropriate signs, symbols, pictures or words. (Examples of inappropriate symbols: alcohol, tobacco and drug related materials, pictures or words about weapons, references to sexual or illegal acts).

  • No clothing that refers to, in any way, any gang, group or idea that may intimidate or offend another student on the basis of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

  • No bandanas (worn anywhere on the body).

  • No studded jewelry or clothing; no spike earrings.

  • No wallet chains or other potentially harmful accessories.

  • Hats/beanies may be worn outside and must be removed when indoors. Hats with bills must be worn with the bill facing forward.

  • Shoes must be worn at all times. Slippers are not permitted.

 Aministration will make the determination as to what is disruptive or immodest on campus. Student dress code offenders will be sent to the office to arrange for a change of clothes and/or disciplinary actions.

Frank Augustus Miller Banned Items 

 Do Not Bring These Items to Frank Augustus Miller:

  • Weapons and replica weapons.
  • Illegal substances and paraphernalia including but not limited to alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and vape products.
  • No valuables or large amounts of money – Frank Augustus Miller staff cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Food or drink items may not be brought to school for the purpose of sharing or selling. The only food or drink that students may have at school is for their own lunch or snack.
  • A parent/guardian may not deliver lunch for anyone other than their own child. 
  • Permanent markers are not allowed on campus.
  • No gum on campus.

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