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DRESS CODE AND UNIFORMS


You can find each division's dress requirement in the CCS Handbook, linked below. We have several options for uniform purchasing.

OPTION 1 - Purchase uniforms on the Lands' End Website
Click here for Lands' End.


OPTION 2 - Buy approved uniform clothing through our preferred local provider, Threads LLC.

Click here to browse uniforms at Threads.


OPTION 3 - Buy approved uniform clothing from other retail stores (using the items available on the Lands' End site as a guide) and have the items embroidered with the CCS logo via Threads LLC (information here on their site). Items to be embroidered may be dropped off in the CCS Front Office with a completed form and payment. (Forms available in the office.)


OPTION 4 - Buy gently used uniforms at the PTO's uniform sales throughout the school year.
LOWER SCHOOL
Lower School Student Dress Code
 
All Students
  • All belongings must be clearly labeled with your child's name. 
  • All shirts, dresses, and outerwear must have the two-toned CCS logo and be white, navy blue, or light blue
  • Shorts, skirts, and pants do not need the Charleston Collegiate logo.
  • Hair may be long but must be kept out of the eyes.
  • Hats are not permitted.
  • Sunglasses may not be worn in any school building.
  • Flip-flops and sandals are not permitted.
  • Closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or “Crocs” must be worn at all times.
  • Students participating in physical education may wear a t-shirt and shorts, a sweatshirt or sweatpants; all shirts must have the Charleston Collegiate logo or be any CCS spirit wear shirt.

Boys
  • White, navy blue, or light blue polo shirts must have a two-toned Charleston Collegiate logo.
  • White oxford style shirts are permitted, but must be tucked with a belt.
  • Any long-sleeved undershirts worn must be solid white, navy, or grey.  
  • Pants and shorts should be solid navy or khaki-colored.
  • Neckties and bow ties are not required, but are permitted.
 
Girls
  • White, navy blue, or light blue polo shirts must have a two-toned Charleston Collegiate logo.
  • White oxford style shirts are permitted, but must be tucked in.
  • Any long-sleeved undershirts worn must be solid white, navy, or grey.  
  • Pants should be solid navy or khaki-colored. 
  • Leggings cannot be worn as pants. 
  • Solid navy or khaki-colored shorts are permitted.  Shorts made for wearing under skirts and dresses may not be worn as outerwear shorts.
  • Plaid, navy, or khaki-colored uniform style skirts may be worn.  The plaid skirt must be the Lands’ End CCS plaid.
  • Jumper dresses, skirts, and polo dresses must be navy, khaki, or CCS plaid (as seen on the Lands’ End website).  All dresses and jumpers must have the CCS logo.

 MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Middle School Student Dress Code
Dresscode Violations
During the course of a day, students who are observed in violation of the Dress Code will be asked to remedy the situation at school. If the student cannot remedy the problem while at school, a parent is called either to bring the appropriate items to school or to take the student home to change. Detentions will be given to students who are out of the dress code and cannot remedy the situation immediately. Repeated violations may result in further disciplinary consequences.

Tops
  • White, navy blue, or light blue polo shirts must have a two-toned Charleston Collegiate logo.
  • White oxford-style shirts are permitted but must be tucked with a belt.
  • Any long-sleeved undershirts worn must be solid white, navy, or grey. 
  • Students may wear outerwear that does NOT have a CCS logo only to and from school; only outerwear that DOES have a CCS logo can be worn during the school day (8:00 am - 3:00 pm). 
  • CCS spirit wear tops and bottoms (anything purchased through clubs, sports, Booster Club, or school-sponsored events) may be worn on Wellness Wednesdays only.
  • Cardigans and blazers may be worn over an approved shirt but must be solid white, navy, or grey. Cardigans and blazers do not need to have a CCS logo. 
  • No hooded outerwear and tops allowed.

Bottoms
  • Shorts, skirts, and pants do not need the CCS logo.
  • Pants and shorts should be solid navy or khaki-colored. 
  • Uniform style skirts in CCS plaid, navy, or khaki-colored are allowed. Skirt length must be no shorter than one vertical credit card length above the knee.  Skirts cannot be made of a stretchy material.
  • Cargo pants and cargo shorts are not permitted; outside pockets (other than the normal pockets found in the waist area of pants) are not permitted.
  • Leggings and tights may be any color or appropriate graphics but must be worn under a school-approved bottom.  No leggings as pants.
  • Jumper dresses, skirts, and polo dresses must be navy, khaki, or Charleston Collegiate plaid (as seen on the Lands’ End website).

Footwear
  • Flip-flops and sandals are not permitted.
  • Closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or “Crocs” must be worn at all times. Sandals with socks are not considered closed-toe shoes.
 
Additional Guidelines
  • Students participating in extracurricular activities (sports, drama, academic competitions, etc.) may only wear a team jersey or team shirt on game/event days with school-approved pants, skirts, or shorts.   
  • Neckties and bow ties are not required but are permitted. Students are encouraged to wear bow ties on Bow Tie Thursdays, but must be in school uniform or wear a white oxford shirt. 
  • Students should be well-groomed and look professional.
  • Hair may be long but must be kept out of the eyes.
  • Hats are not permitted.
  • Sunglasses may not be worn in any school building.
  • No distracting piercings are allowed.
  • Students participating in Wellness Courses (Yoga, Dance, Krav Maga, etc.) must wear a CCS-branded t-shirt or CCS-branded sweatshirt with sweatpants or shorts; all of these items must be navy blue, light blue, or white. Collared shirts may not be worn for physical education.
  • Clothing items with large stains, visible tears, or rips are not acceptable to wear to school.
Athletic Team Appeal 
Students participating in sports should wear their athletic jerseys, uniforms, or team gear to school, with school-approved bottoms. All members of the team should be dressed in the same attire during game days. Team captains are responsible for communicating game day attire to faculty and staff with at least 48 hours’ notice. Students may also wear tournament, competition, and playoff shirts the next school day following the event.  


UPPER SCHOOL (9-12TH)
        UPPER SCHOOL DRESS CODE

The purpose of these expectations for dress and attire is to foster a professional, safe, and respectful environment at school. Students are expected to be well-groomed and their clothing must be clean and neat. These expectations are in effect during school hours, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. These expectations apply as written to all field trips, site visits, academic internships, and other school-related activities unless a supervising adult specifies otherwise. 

For regular school days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday)
Tops
  • Short- or long-sleeved collared top including button down shirts / polos / blouses/ dress any color permitted. CCS branded preferred (logo and/or school name must be visible and may not be school colors only). 
  • Shoulders and midsections must be covered. Shirts may not be excessively low-cut.
  • No hooded outerwear and tops allowed. 
  • Additional layers worn indoors (e.g a sweatshirt, knit sweaters, half zip tops) over collared tops, must be CCS branded (logo and/or school name must be visible and may not be school colors only). Seniors may wear outerwear if it is branded by a college or university to which the senior has been accepted. 
  • Jackets and outerwear (garments such as raincoats or overcoats, worn over other clothing for warmth or protection when outdoors) worn outside can have a hood and do not need to be CCS branded. They can not be worn inside.
Bottoms

  • Chino-style long pants, shorts, and skirts (appropriate length and worn at the waist) any color permitted. Collared dresses are also permitted.
  • Jeans are not permitted.
  • Excessively baggy pants, athletic wear, sleepwear, and sweatpants are not acceptable.
  • Leggings, “jeggings”, or other bottoms made of spandex materials may not be worn as a substitute for pants.
  • Skirts and shorts must be of acceptable length (maximum of four visible inches above the top of the kneecap when standing.)
  •  Length is still enforced even if wearing another garment underneath (bloomers, spandex, leggings, tights, etc.)
Wellness Wednesday

  • CCS spirit wear permitted e.g blue / gold shirts, CCS athletic jerseys.
  • Athletic bottoms permitted e.g leggings & appropriate length athletic shorts. These do not need to be CCS branded.
  • No hooded outerwear and tops allowed. 


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