Dress Code Highlights

LCSD Dress Code as established in the Student Code of Conduct

The Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School – Lee Campus dress code is designed to maximize student choice while minimizing disruptions to the academic learning environment caused by distracting dress and potentially negative staff/student interactions. Students and families are highly encouraged to make conservative choices when purchasing school clothes and dressing to attend school each day.

Questionable issues will be resolved by a school Administrator who will retain final authority on what is or isn’t acceptable. The basic Lee County School District student dress code is listed below and clarifying statements can be found highlighted on this page.

To help clarify expectations, Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School – Lee interpretations of the rules are outlined here in bulleted forms:

  • Pants, skirts, shorts, etc. that might fall below the natural waistline must be secured at the waist with a belt.
  • Shoes do not have to be closed toed, with laces, or solid colored. Athletic and beach style sandals are permitted. Closed toed athletic shoes are required for lab and other physical activities.
  • All shirts shall be of adequate length as defined by being long enough to remain tucked in when the student raises both hands above their head. Spaghetti straps and minimal or revealing tank tops are not permitted.
  • All pants, skirts, shorts, etc…….must be worn so that the bottom hem is at least long enough to reach within three inches of the knees.
  • Ripped or torn clothing that is in disrepair is prohibited.

**The full LCSD Student Code of Conduct can be found at http://studentservices.leeschools.net**

  • Shoes shall be worn at all times.
  • Apparel shall be adequate in both length and coverage to be considered appropriate for school.
  • Pants shall be worn fastened and at the waist.
  • Shirts or blouses shall be appropriately fastened in accord with the design of that shirt or blouse. The length shall extend beyond the waist level.
  • Transparent or see-through tops, bare midriff, strapless, low-cut clothing, or tops and outfits that provide minimum coverage or are of a suggestive nature are prohibited; halters, backless dresses or tops, tights, tube tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, or any clothing which may be distracting are prohibited.
  • Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury such as chains, bracelets, rings, chokers with or without spikes, or studs are prohibited. Wallet chains of any length are prohibited.
  • Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or any other illegal activity are prohibited.
  • Apparel or symbols which may be gang-related may not be displayed on a student’s person or in the student’s locker, vehicles or other locations on campus.
  • Gang-related tattoos, or other tattoos that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment as determined by the principal, are prohibited.
  • Adornments that are attached (pierced) to exposed body parts, other than the ear, are prohibited. Examples of prohibited adornments to exposed body parts include, but are not limited to, objects attached or pierced to the tongue, nose, eyebrow, cheeks, lips and teeth.
  • The wearing on campus of hats, caps, headgear, or sunglasses except in conjunction with designated school approved uniforms or at authorized athletic practices or activities is prohibited. There may be certain exceptions for medical conditions and physical education classes held outside. The principal will determine these exceptions.
  • Clothing with slogans or advertising which by its controversial or obscene nature disrupts the educational setting is prohibited.
  • Hair coloring or style that may cause a substantial disruption to the educational environment, as determined by the principal, is prohibited.
  • Long, oversized jerseys are prohibited.