Dress Code

The administration of Algiers Technology Academy (ATA) requires that students appear at school fully clothed in the officially adopted school uniform and to be groomed in an appropriate manner consistent with the standards of the community.  The administration expects students at ATA to take pride in their individual grooming when attending school or school events.  Any article of clothing, accessories, hairstyles, or makeup determined by the principal to be directly or indirectly disruptive to the learning process or environment, destructive to school property or hazardous to the health and safety of the child, his/her classmates, or the teacher and staff will not be allowed. Good grooming will be required from all students at all time. Please see below for uniform attire information.

Young Men

  • Shirts:
    • 12th grade – Cardinal Oxford
    • 10th-11th grade – Steel Gray Polo
    • 9th grade – Black Polo
  • Pants:  Gray Dickie Pants ***
  • Belt:   Uniform Black or Gray Belt
  • Socks:  Solid Black, Gray, or White
  • Shoes:  All black, closed dress, casual or tennis shoes
  • Sweatshirts:  Solid Black with ATA Logo. No Hoodies!
  • Sweaters: Black (Letterman style); Cardinal sweatshirts; solid black jacket; school issued or school authorized jacket

Young Ladies

  • Blouses:

    • 12th grade – Cardinal Oxford
    • 10th -11th grade – Steel Gray Polo
    • 9th grade – Black Polo
  • Pants:  Official Plaid Uniform Pants
  • Belt:   Uniform Black or Gray Belt
  • Socks:  Solid Black, Gray, or White
  • Shoes:  All black, closed dress, casual, or tennis shoes or (black/white Saddle oxfords)
  • Sweatshirts:  Solid Black with ATA Logo. No Hoodies!
  • Sweaters:  Black (Letterman style) or solid black jacket; school issued or school authorized jacket


*** The only pants allowed for ATA’s young men is Dickies brand.

(style numbers 874 or 875)


Dress Code Guidelines

A student’s clothing must be appropriate, standard school uniform as determined by ATA and as interpreted by the principal.



Pants are to be dress, non-denim, uniform type slacks, gray-colored.  Pants are to be the appropriate size for the students, must fit properly at the waist, and may be neither too tight nor too baggy.  Bell-bottom, cargo, corduroy, patched-pocketed or jean type pants are not allowed as part of the uniform.  Pants pockets must be internal (no patch pockets nor those sewn onto the exterior of the garment).  Cell phone pocket pants are also prohibited.  Double stitched seams are not allowed.  Pants are to be hemmed (shoe-top length) and have no split seems and have no frayed edges.  Only belts which are correctly sized may be worn if belt loops are provided.

Shirt or blouses are to be uniform type with no marking other than the ATA logo.  Students may not wear Dickies uniform shirts.  Shirt tails are to be tucked in and may NOT be worn outside of the pants.  Uniform shirt collars must be visible when wearing a sweater or sweatshirt.  Only white undershirts may be worn underneath uniform shirts.  Clothing must be neat, clean, modest, properly worn, and be the correct size for the student.  When purchasing uniform clothing, one should be mindful of the likelihood of student growth during the year.  As uniforms are outgrown or become worn they should be replaced.

Shoes that may be worn include tennis, casual, or dress shoes.  Sandals, slippers, flip flops, high-heel shoes, backless shoes, platform shoes, crocs and boots (above ankles) are not considered uniform wear.  Black or gray socks must be worn above the ankle.  Except in extreme weather conditions or in special cases, as determined by the principal, non-uniform jackets and coats may be worn to and/or from school only.  They are not to be worn in the building and in the classrooms.  Only school issued or school authorized jackets, vests or blazers, may be worn in class.  School sanctioned uniform sweaters, sweatshirts, and jackets/blazers may be worn in school at any time.



Hats, beanies, scarves, caps, wraps, bandanas, visors, hair curlers, gloves, and sunglasses (unless prescribed by a physician) may NOT be worn in the building or on campus during the regular school day.  Excessive jewelry or jewelry that places students in danger of being accidentally injured may not be worn.  Large earrings (hoops and/or those that hang very long) may not be worn. Only post earrings may be worn. Body piercing (aside from earring in the ear lobe) is not allowed in school.  No earrings will be allowed for male students.


Identification Badges

Students are required to wear ID badges on campus.  Temporary IDs may be purchased for two dollars from the front office per day that the student does not have his/her ID badge.  If a student loses or defaces an ID, a replacement must be purchased for the cost of five dollars.



Students are expected to pay particular attention to the cleanliness and modesty of their person, as well as to the appropriateness of their dress.  Extreme and distracting make-up may not be worn to school.  Clothing must be neat, clean, and free of holes, tears and stains.  Accessories, jackets, book bags, book covers, or any other item containing graffiti writing or symbols which may be perceived as vulgar, profane, satanic, gang-related, violent, heavy metal, tobacco, drug or alcohol related are not to be worn or possessed.  The only types of monogramming, emblems or insignia that may be worn are those officially adopted by ATA.