While it is true that there is no such thing as "Christian" dress, a standard of dress is always appropriate for a given place or occasion. The uniform dress standard is intended to help the Concordia student body think about its witness to others. It must be remembered that Concordia is a place of learning. Styles perfectly acceptable for lounging and special occasions may be completely inappropriate for school wear. The administration of Concordia reserves the right to determine inappropriate dress. However, in order to facilitate the best possible teaching and learning atmosphere. There are two words that exemplify our standards for dress: modesty and safety.
Modesty: Clothing must fit appropriately (not too tight or baggy) or be too revealing. Clothing should promote a learning environment and not distract from it. Clothing that is faded, torn, ripped, and holey or that is in general disrepair is not allowed.
Safety: If clothing is worn that jeopardizes the safety of any student, it is unacceptable.
While this dress standard may not fit your personal taste and wardrobe, it is designed to give you comfort and some flexibility, yet maintain set standards.
Polo style: solid white, black, or (grey and maroon purchased through Concordia only), buttoned in a modest way. Approved Concordia polo shirts are available for purchase from the office.
T-shirts and tank tops worn under the polo must be solid white, black, grey, and maroon.
Bottoms - Shorts, skirts, skorts, pants and capris:
Solid light or dark khaki, black, light, or dark grey. The length of shorts, skirts must cover mid thigh muscle. The top of any slit must be to middle of thigh muscle when standing. No sweatpants, leggings, or blue jeans may be worn.
From Land’s End only:
Burgundy/Gray Plaid Pleated Skirt
Burgundy/Gray Plaid A-Line Skirt
(Please see flyer if you would like exact item numbers.)
Must always be neatly groomed and styled so that the hair does not interfere with the face. No extreme styles, cuts, or coloring (Mohawks, etc.) No shaved images or designs
Girls may wear earrings in ear (no gauges or spikes), no other body piercing, or visible tattoos.
Polo style: solid white, black, or (grey and maroon purchased through Concordia only), buttoned in a modest way. Approved Concordia Polos are available for purchase from the office.
T-shirts and tank tops worn under the polo must be solid white, grey or maroon and may not extend below the hem of the polo or beyond the sleeves.
T-shirts and tank tops worn under the polo must be solid white, black, grey or maroon.
Bottoms - Shorts and pants:
Solid light or dark khaki, black, light or dark grey. Dickies or Docker style. Pants/shorts must be worn around the waist with a belt if necessary. No jeans may be worn.
Must always be neatly groomed and styled so that the hair does not interfere with the face. Hair may extend to the base of the neck.
No extreme styles, cuts, or coloring (Mohawks, etc.)
No shaved images, designs or ponytails.
Boys may wear well trimmed moustaches and Senior boys may wear well groomed beards.
Piercing / tattoos:
Boys may wear one stud earring in each of their ears. (no gauges or spikes) No other body piercing or visible tattoos.
Girls and Boys Uniform
Any Concordia/Cougar shirt can be worn any day of the week. Team jerseys may only be worn on game days.
Shoes: must have a heel support, back strap, and soles. No house slippers. (State educational code)
Sweatshirts, Sweaters, Jackets and Coats may be worn over shirts; Sweatshirts must be solid or patterned in the following colors: white, black, light or dark grey, or maroon. Concordia sweatshirts are acceptable, but sweatpants are not allowed.
Sunglasses, Hats and Hoods: Concordia issued hats may be worn when outside. Sunglasses, hats and hoods of any kind are not to be worn inside the buildings.
Blue jeans may be worn on Friday for the cost of $1.00 paid to Student Council.
All uniform disputes will be directed to the Administration.
Students who are determined to be out of dress regulation will not be allowed to attend class until they are in compliance. Concordia recognizes that the student’s individual appearance is mainly the responsibility of the student and parents.
A parent/guardian will be notified by the student and a change of clothing must be brought to school for the student before the student will be allowed to return to class. Rental uniforms may be available.
Hair out of uniform must be corrected by the next day or the student will not be allowed to attend classes.