Thales Academy - Uniforms

Uniforms

Uniforms

Thales Academy students adhere to a simple dress code: Khaki or navy pants, skirts, shorts, or jumpers paired with polo shirts of various colors.

We have found that students learn best when given the freedom to focus their attention on academics and those aspects of character that are truly important. Our simple dress code fosters an environment of professionalism that matches the standard set by our faculty and staff. Parents love the simplified morning routine and students appreciate the opportunity to dress for success. In short, it’s a win-win for everyone.

Families are welcome to purchase uniforms at any retailer they choose, as long as uniforms are in compliance with our Pre-K-5 Dress Code and JH/HS Dress Code. We have also arranged uniform stores with Lands' End, Educational Outfitters, and Company Casuals, if preferred. Please note that all students must purchase PE uniforms from Company Casuals. Shop here:

Thales Academy Lands' End Store

Thales Apex JH/HS PE Uniform Store

Thales Rolesville JH/HS PE Uniform Store

I just love how every teacher knows my child and family. [They call] me by name when I come to school and every teacher that opens our car door knows my son.
- Thales Parent

Uniforms

Uniforms

Thales Academy students adhere to a simple dress code: Khaki or navy pants, skirts, shorts, or jumpers paired with polo shirts of various colors.

We have found that students learn best when given the freedom to focus their attention on academics and those aspects of character that are truly important. Our simple dress code fosters an environment of professionalism that matches the standard set by our faculty and staff. Parents love the simplified morning routine and students appreciate the opportunity to dress for success. In short, it’s a win-win for everyone.

Families are welcome to purchase uniforms at any retailer they choose, as long as uniforms are in compliance with our Pre-K-5 Dress Code and JH/HS Dress Code. We have also arranged uniform stores with Lands' End, Educational Outfitters, and Company Casuals, if preferred. Please note that all students must purchase PE uniforms from Company Casuals. Shop here:

Thales Academy Lands' End Store

Thales Apex JH/HS PE Uniform Store

I just love how every teacher knows my child and family. [They call] me by name when I come to school and every teacher that opens our car door knows my son.
- Thales Parent

Pre-K-5 Dress Code

Uniforms

School uniforms are required for all students attending Thales Academy. Uniforms are to be worn at all times. All uniforms are to be neat, clean, and in good condition. Clothing must meet the following criteria or students will be required to contact their parents/guardians for a change of clothing.

BOTTOMS

Boys and Girls

Pants, Shorts, and Skorts

Color: Khaki or Navy Blue

Style: Dress style pants, shorts, or skorts. No Capri style, corduroy, or knit material allowed.
Exception — Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students only may wear elastic waist dress pants or shorts. No knitwear allowed.

Length: Shorts, skirts, and skorts must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee. No shorts, skirts, or skorts below knee length. All garments must be free of holes, rips, and/or tears.

JUMPERS AND POLO STYLE DRESSES

Girls

Jumpers

Color: Khaki or Navy Blue

Style: Jumpers & skirts should be professional and appropriately fitting. Jumpers must be worn with a short or long sleeve polo-style, collared shirt underneath. Bike or knit shorts are to be worn under jumpers and skirts. No corduroy or knit material.

Length: Jumpers & skirts must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee and no longer than the knee.

Polo Style Dresses

Color: Navy Blue, Light Blue, or Red

Style: Collared dresses should be professional and appropriately fitting. Bike or knit shorts are to be worn under dresses.

Length: Dresses must be no shorter than 2 inches above and no longer than the knee.

TOPS

Boys and Girls

Shirts

Color: Solid Red, Navy, Light Blue only

Style: Polo-style cotton or dri-fit collared shirts, long sleeve or short sleeve. No button down blouses. Turtlenecks in colors red, light blue, and navy are acceptable if they are worn under school appropriate sweaters, sweater vests, or pullover sweatshirts. Turtlenecks may not be worn alone. Polos should be free of graphics, emblems or designs such as Polo, Under Armour.

Sweaters

Color: Solid Red, Navy, Light Blue only

Style: Pullover sweatshirts with 3⁄4 zip are allowed. A polo style, collared shirt must be worn under all sweatshirts.

Inside: Crewneck and hooded sweatshirts are not allowed.

Fleece

Color: Solid Red, Navy, Light Blue only

Style: Fleece pullovers, fleece vests, or fleece jackets are acceptable and can be worn in class. A polo style, collared shirt must be worn under all Fleece pullovers, fleece vests, or fleece jackets.

FOOTWEAR

Boys and Girls

All shoes must be closed toed.
No heels, boots, sandals, clogs, flip-flops, crocs, or mules.

Tennis Shoes: No high tops, no blinking or light-up shoes, no charms, no sequins, gems, or bright neon-colored shoes.

Dress Shoes: Brown, Black, or Navy in color.

Socks, Leggings, & Tights: If worn, socks must be solid color of white, khaki, black or navy blue only.
Leggings and tights may be white, navy, light blue, or red.

SCHOOL GYM UNIFORMS AND PE CLASSES

Students do not dress-out for PE.

SPIRIT WEAR

Approved spirit shirts may be worn on the last Friday of each month.

ACCESSORIES

Belts: Belts may be worn in solid, black or brown but are not required.

Jewelry: Girls may wear stud earring only. Boys may not wear earrings. No facial piercings. No heavy chains or necklaces allowed.

Make-Up: Make-up should not be heavy. Temporary and/or permanent tattoos, and face/body glitter are not allowed. Nail polish, if worn, should be in natural colors only.

Hair: Student hair should not be colored, highlighted, tinted and/or dyed hair in unnatural colors or have faux hawks. Boys’ hair length should be above the collar and hair should be kept clean cut. Boys are required to be clean shaven. No hair etching.

Hats and Head Gear: Hats, bandanas or other head coverings are not allowed to be worn inside of the buildings.

Bookbags: Use of wheeled book bags is prohibited.

OTHER NOTES REGARDING DRESS CODE

  • Undergarments must not be visible when students are in uniform.
  • Shirts must be properly buttoned and must be tucked in at all times. If it is not long enough to "stay" tucked in, it is not an appropriate shirt.
  • No deep V-necks or plunging necklines.
  • Undershirts, camisoles included, should be white and/or match school colors and should be tucked in appropriately. Boy’s undershirts should be t-shirt style only.

School administration makes the final decision on the acceptability of item in reference to dress code. All decisions are final.

DRESS-DOWN POLICY

Thales Academy holds special “dress-down days” where students and teachers may wear attire out-side of the normal dress code.

Spirit T-shirt with uniform bottoms: Last Friday of each month/quarter, Field Trips, and Field Day.

Spirit Week: Themed apparel TBA - one week, once a year.

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Thales Academy Lands' End Store

With Direct Instruction, because we can skill group our students, we really are able to meet them exactly where they are and give them what they need.
- Thales Administrator

JH/HS Dress Code

JH/HS Dress Code

Dress Pants, Shorts and Skorts

  • Color: Khaki or navy blue full length pants or knee ­length shorts or skorts.
  • No knit, stretch, denim, capri, or corduroy.
  • Pants, shorts and skorts should be free of holes.

Belts

  • Must be worn with pants if they have belt loops.
  • Belts must be brown or black in color and cannot be embellished with decorations.

Shirts, Sweaters, Sweatshirts, Fleece

Inside: Jackets and sweatshirts with hoods and crewneck sweatshirts are not compliant with the dress code. The following items are acceptable in the building:

  • Collared shirts – long sleeve or short sleeve. Polo style. Colors are solid navy blue, red, light blue, white (high school only), hunter green, or maize yellow.
  • Sweater, 1/4 zip or 1/2 zip pullover, or cardigan - crewneck or v-neck in solid navy blue, red, light blue, hunter green or maize yellow. No graphics or prominent logos permitted.

Undergarments must not be visible when students are in uniform.

Shirts must be properly buttoned and must be tucked in at all times. If it is not long enough to ’stay’ tucked in, it is not an appropriate shirt. No deep v-necks or plunging necklines. Undershirts and camisoles should match school colors and should be tucked in appropriately.

Outside: There are no restrictions on outerwear worn outside of the school building.

Shoes

  • Tennis Shoes.
  • Dress shoes: Brown or black in color.
  • No heels, boots, sandals, clogs, flip flops or mules.
  • Heelies wheels, Crocs, and shoes that blink are not permitted to be worn in school.

Socks: If worn, must be solid color of white, black or navy blue.

Accessories

  • Jewelry/watches/belt buckles should not be excessively large or gaudy and should not contain inappropriate text or symbols.
  • No facial piercings.
  • Make-up should not be heavy.
  • No heavy chains or necklaces, temporary and/or permanent tattoos, face/body glitter, colored, highlighted, tinted, and/or dyed hair in unnatural colors, faux hawks, boys with earrings, hats inside buildings, bandanas or other head coverings.
  • Boys’ hair length should be above the collar; hair should be kept clean cut.

Book Bags

The use of wheeled bags is prohibited.

Shop Online

Thales Academy Lands' End Store

Thales Apex JH/HS PE Uniform Store

Thales Rolesville JH/HS PE Uniform Store

My primary goal at Thales is to play a part in forming…virtues within the lives of my students, and I am thankful to work at a school where so many teachers share this common goal.
- Thales Teacher