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Dress Code Information

Since 1852, Central Catholic High School has been the premier educational institution for producing the finest
young men in Texas. Through our Marianist charism, founded by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, we
understand that an Integral, Quality Education is the vehicle by which we progress. A critical component of this
progress is our standard of appearance. Just as St. Paul likens our physical bodies to a temple, we expect that a
Central Man takes pride in his appearance.
The following standards are the non-negotiables that all young men agree to when saying ‘yes’ to attending
Central Catholic:
Respect for the school community, the students themselves, and what the school is giving the students is manifested by an attitude of "dressing up" rather than "dressing down" for school. The dress code is also designed to help students develop a sense of modesty and decorum. It should educate them on what is appropriate to dress for the proper time and place.
    • Collared shirt, tucked in at all times.
    • Neat dress pants with a belt at all times.
    • Dress shoes with socks at all times.
During the school day, a student’s hair is to be neat, clean, well-groomed, and professional in appearance. Hair must be appropriately groomed, clean, and tidy in appearance, and must be a natural hair color. Exaggerated or extreme styles, non-natural colors, hair that hangs in the face, or scalp/hair designs distract from the educational experience and are not permitted. 
    • Hair must not touch the eyebrows.
    • Hair must not touch or be tucked behind the ears.
    • Hair cannot touch the collar of the shirt.
    • Messy/shaggy hairstyles are not allowed.
    • All male students must be clean-shaven at all times.
  • Outerwear must be Central Catholic branded or of a college/university.
      • Apparel outside of these specifications will be confiscated until the end of the day.
        A second offense requires a parent/guardian to retrieve the item. 

  • Excessive jewelry and unnatural accessories are not permitted.

  • Theme days must be adhered to according to theme day standards.
  • Oxford or broadcloth (not denim) collared, long sleeve or short sleeve dress shirt designed to be worn with a professional necktie or bow tie. Ties will be in good taste and appropriate.
  • Proper wear is the shirt tucked in, collar & cuffs buttoned, and tie snug to the collar all day.
  • Khaki, Haggar, Dockers, etc. style slacks, either plain or pleated front.
  • Dress socks will be worn; ankle, crew length, or over-the-calf.
  • JROTC uniforms will be worn as scheduled unless otherwise announced.
  • Hoodies and other outerwear will not be worn at Mass or assemblies.
Blue and White Days can increase school spirit. The following guidelines are created in that spirit:
  • Only Central Catholic High School-approved logo apparel may be worn and must be visible: T-shirts, jerseys, polo shirts, and hooded jackets.
  • A basketball, cross-country, or track tank top must be worn with a T-shirt underneath.
  • Players on teams may wear their jerseys on game days.
  • Blue jeans may be worn. Pants will have belt loops. They must be without holes or rips and must be clean.
  • All pants are to be worn at the waist.
  • Belts must be worn.
  • Students who wear jeans and a T-shirt may refrain from tucking in their shirts.
  • Tennis shoes are allowed but not sandals. If athletic shoes are not worn, the student will wear shoes that conform to the regular school dress code policy for shoes. Socks must be worn with tennis shoes.
  • All other rules concerning hair code and shaving are in force.
  • A student who chooses not to participate in the Blue & White Day must abide by the CCHS dress
Game and Performance Days
  • Club, team, and organization shirts or sweatshirts may be worn on designated days. All other aspects of the
    dress code is in effect.