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.

SHOES: Closed toe, rubber sole, athletic shoe

HEAD COVERINGS: NO head coverings, hoods, caps and beanies of any kind may be worn inside the buildings. (Head coverings based on religious beliefs will be allowed.)

Dress Code GUIDELINES  (Updated July 2023)

Clothing that is purposefully torn and oversized can cause students harm and injury during classes such as Science, P.E., or the hallways.

  • Hoodies with the AMS school logo are allowed to remain zipped.
  • Solid-color zipper jackets without AMS logo are allowed but must be unzipped while in the building.
  • Solid colored orange, gray, or white under shirts may be worn under the uniform shirts.
  • Students may wear design-free denim and design-free khaki pants or shorts.
  • The length of the shorts cannot be more than three inches above the knee. 
  • Sunglasses should not be worn inside the buildings and be stored in the student's backpack.
    • 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, sandals, or slippers, Crocs or similar style.
  • NO bandanas, gauges or spikes, exposed body piercings, and visible tattoos.
  • NO ripped, torn, corduroy, cargo pants, or oversized clothing.
  • NO baggy pants can be worn, and never below the waist.
  • 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 by utilizing the campus stock of extra uniform clothing and belts. 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 offenses 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.