Dress Code

The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming, hygiene, prevent disruption
and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal
dress and grooming standards, provided they comply with the following at Jose J.


  • T-shirt – orange or grey with Alderete/AMS logo
  • Uniform shirt MUST be worn under outerwear.


  • Blue jeans or Khaki pants
  • Blue jean or Khaki Bermuda shorts (knee length)
  • NO ripped, frayed or torn bottoms.
  • Leggings may NOT be worn as pants and when worn must be covered by a dress, sweater, blouse, skirt that is mid-thigh or longer.


  • WEDNESDAY students are allowed to wear an approved school spirit shirt
    that has been purchased through an AMS department. (example: band,
    student council, NJHS)
  • FRIDAY students are allowed to wear a College shirt. (example: UTEP, NMSU, UT, TEXAS TECH, UTSA, HARVARD)


  • SOLID orange or grey, NO logos or brands may be visible.
  • SOLD orange or grey WITH the ALDERETE/AMS logo.
  • SOLID black WITH the ALDERETE/AMS logo.
  • Uniform shirts MUST be worn under outerwear.
  • A date will be determined during second semester when outer wear will not be allowed to be worn to school.


  • Closed toe, rubber sole, athletic shoe


  • NO head coverings, hoods, caps and beanies of any kind may be worn inside
    school. (Head coverings based on religious beliefs will be allowed.)


  • Use of technology (phones, tablets, smart watches, etc.) is NOT allowed
    during the school day 7:30 am – 3:40 pm.
  • Technology use is only allowed for instructional purposes when directed by the teacher.


  • Non-uniform days will be announced ahead of time. Students will be allowed to
    come to school without a uniform shirt or pant color restriction. HOWEVER, during
    these days, the dress code specifics MUST be followed.
  • NO spaghetti straps, strapless, off the shoulder blouses, low cut, muscle or tank
    top, and/or mid riff cut shirts.
  • NO jeggings, leggings spandex pants, pajama pant or workout attire.
  • NO open toed shoes or sandals, slippers
  • NO bandanas, gauges or spikes, exposed body piercings, visible tattoos
  • NO ripped or torn clothing
  • NO gang related or offensive language/pictures on clothing

If the principal or assistant principal determines a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to ISS (in school suspension) for the remainder of the day or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offences may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of conduct. Dress code checks will be done regularly by administration, staff, security, and teachers.