Student Uniforms and Personal Appearance
V.C.A is unashamedly a school of Godly standards in appearance and dress. We believe that we should not only be Christians in word and in action, but also in appearance. We believe our appearance reflects our inward spiritual condition and our esteem for others. Therefore, we choose to have a standard of dress that is Scriptural and above reproach, which will be a godly testimony.
We have chosen a school uniform for our students that has many benefits and will give in return many dividends. Listed below are some of the benefits of having a school uniform.
The school uniform must be worn each day to all classes as well as to any school activities, field trips, ball games, and programs whether on or off campus, that are school sponsored. All students must wear their shirt or blouse tails tucked in with all buttons fastened. Boy's pants legs must touch the top of the shoe. Girls dress length can be no higher than the middle of the knee. Boys must wear a black conservative belt. Boys and girls must wear black shoes, well kept and clean (no athletic footwear, open toes, or heels or platform heels of more than one inch). Gentlemen are permitted to wear dress boots as long as they are worn under their pants leg. Boys and girls must wear a V.C.A. uniform tie to all Church services and all day on chapel day. (A 30 minute detention is issued for not wearing ties on chapel day) Boys must wear khaki socks to match their pants and girls must wear either natural colored hose or khaki socks to match their skirts. In the winter months (exact times will be determined by the administration) girls may wear the thicker white hosery with feet, (example: tights from Zoghby's)
A male student's hair must be cut so that it will meet the following requirements: conservative, no fads, no artificial coloring, no perms, cut off and above the ears, eyebrows and shirt collar, tapered, never excessively full nor long. Young Men must be clean shaven (no beards, mustaches, or long sideburns). A female student's hair should not be so short that she looks masculine. It should cover the ears. It should also be kept clean and combed. The natural color must not be changed.
Uniforms standardize the dress code. They will help eliminate having to repeat requirements of what students can and cannot wear.
Uniforms prevent students from immodest apparel and having a slovenly appearance.
Modest uniforms help students learn what is modest. They provide sharpness as opposed to a sloppy, untidy appearance.
Sharp uniforms command the respect of others. They relay a message to others, especially those outside the school, that you have a quality school and program.
Uniforms help to improve the students' self-image. Students can improve their self-image by being well groomed.
Uniforms build greater self-control in students. Behavior actually improves. When a student looks sharp and neat, he will tend to act that way; a sloppy appearance tends to foster undisciplined character.
Uniforms do affect academics. As a result of feeling well-dressed and without competition, students tend to focus more on academics.
Uniforms actually help reduce clothing costs. Uniforms can often be worn from one to three years (or more), meaning further savings. Instead of a wardrobe of clothes for school , two or three uniforms are sufficient.
Uniforms build school spirit. Enthusiasm is kindled when others not in the church-school comment on how nice the students look. When a student likes the uniform, he usually will have a greater appreciation for the school.
Uniforms eliminate competition dress. Peer-pressure between students is minimized.
Uniforms make it easy for students to know what to wear each day.
Uniforms portray a clear Christian witness to the community.
V.C.A. will provide the specific requirements to satisfy the dress code each school year as needed. All uniforms are made available for purchase thru Zoghby's Uniforms.