The Governing Board of The Grande Innovation Academy supports the establishment and enforcement of a school uniform. It is their belief that the wearing of a school uniform by scholars of The Grande Innovation Academy assists in creating an environment conducive to a quality learning opportunity for the children that attend GIA. Parents enrolling their scholars in The Grande Innovation Academy agree to comply with the Uniform Policy at all times. Uniforms are available for purchase through the front office.
- The ONLY APPROVED shirts for boys and girls are the short-sleeved royal blue uniform shirt with The Grande Innovation Academy logo.
- The ONLY APPROVED pants/shorts for boys and girls are black uniform line pants/shorts.
- Shorts must be a minimum 4-inch inseam
- Sits at the waist
- No cargo shorts/pants
- No “skinny” pants
- No saggy pants/shorts, belts are allowed.
- No black denim
- No Skirts
- No skorts
Cargo and Skinny Pants:
- Any appropriate jacket may be worn to school but only the approved GIA sweatshirts may be worn in the classroom. GIA sweatshirts and hoodies may be purchased at the school.
All clothing will:
Be clean and neat
Be the appropriate size (not skin tight or too large)
Not be torn, tattered or written on
Not interfere with the educational process or present a safety hazard as determined by The Grande Innovation Academy administration
Uniform shirts will:
Tucked in at the waist at all times
Be pulled up and snug above the hips
Be no longer than just above the sole of the shoe
Be no shorter than knee length; no less than 4 inches
Be no longer than the top of the knee
Be kept to a minimum
Not include any piercing of visible body parts other than the ear/ears
Not include large hoop or large dangle style earrings
Include only appropriate neckwear, bracelets and belts
Not interfere with the educational process or present a safety hazard
Be required at all times
Be lace up athletic shoes tied snugly at all times
Not be an extreme style (ex: no Mohawks)
Be only natural hair colors
Not interfere with the educational process or present a safety hazard as determined by the GIA administration
Only be worn outside the building and can be worn during recess and P.E.
Be restricted to school appropriate designs that are not vulgar, violent, obscene, or gang related
Not include “do-rags”, bandanas or sweatbands
Tattoos and body art will:
Not be allowed (including permanent, temporary, henna or any other types of tattoos or body art)
Temporary tattoos or body art will be washed off immediately
Permanent and henna tattoos or body art will be covered at all times
Be free of patches and any student writing
Be free of logos, symbols or pictures that represent something illegal, violent, illicit or suggestive
Subject to search by a GIA employee at any time, without warning