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Dress Code

NOAA does not require students to wear uniforms. However, parents are expected in guiding students to come to school in appropriate clothing, in keeping with SDA and Christian standards of modesty, cleanliness, and neatness. Below are some guidelines for parents and students to follow. 

Violation of the above dress code will result in: (1) Guiding the student to become compliant, (2) Repeated violations will incur a written notice or phone call home, (3) If necessary, the student may need to be picked up by parent.





  • No sleeveless clothing
  • No inappropriate wording



  • Pants should be worn at the natural waist line, not dragging or touching the floor
  • No frayed or threadbare pants, jeans or low riders
  • Shorts no more than 1-2 inches from the knee


Grades 9-12 Formal Banquet Attire:

  • A sport coat, suit or tuxedo
  • Dress shirt and tie
  • Dress socks and shoes



  • Sheer and/or tight-fitting clothing is not allowed
  • Shirts must be modest
  • No sleeveless clothing
  • No inappropriate wording
  • No cleavage, midriff, or underwear should be showing underneath the shirt



  • No frayed or threadbare pants or jeans; no yoga pants, leggings/jeggings, or low riders allowed (unless under a dress or skirt of appropriate length)
  • Shorts should be no more than 2-3 inches from the knee


Skirts, Skorts, Jumpers:

  • Skirts, skorts, or jumpers should not be more than 2-3 inches from the knee
  • Skirts cannot be excessively tight or see through


Grades 9-12 Formal Banquet Attire:

  • No strapless, sheer, tight-fitting, or spandex material allowed
  • No cleavage or underwear should be visible
  • Back of gown must not fall below natural bra line




  • No jewelry
  • Closed-toed footwear must be worn at all times for safety/liability purposes
  • No caps or hats during instruction
  • Swimwear must be modest one piece, or “tankini” where the top meets the bottom (no string bottoms)
  • No “outlandish” hairstyles permitted and only natural color for hair dye
  • Natural color makeup and nail polish
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