• Dress & Grooming Expectations 

    The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with district and campus expectations. 

    Dress & Grooming


    1st Offense


    2nd Offense


    3rd Offense

    Thursday Class

    4th Offense


    5th+ Offense

    Administrative Discretion

    Humble ISD Dress and Grooming highlights can be found at:  http://www.humbleisd.net/Page/42

    Some specific expectations for AMS, as they align with the district, are: 

    District Expectation

    AMS Clarification

    No type of head covering, cap or hat is to be worn or brought to school

    Students are not permitted to wear hoods, caps, hats, hair wraps, sweat bands, etc. outside of designated dress up days. 

    • Mini-dresses and mini-skirts shorter than mid-thigh, spaghetti straps, leotards and halters as an outer garment are not acceptable
    • The length of shorts must be between knee and mid-thigh; no “short-shorts” are allowed.
    • Fashions with slits to mid-thigh are not acceptable

    All skirts, dresses, shorts, etc should be fingertip length both in the front and back. 

    No sleepwear to be worn at school 

    Students are not permitted to wear pajama bottoms to school outside of designated dress up days. 

    Excessively loose or tight garments are not acceptable; all clothing should be appropriately fit

    Leggings are NOT permitted as pants at AMS, this includes yoga pants as well. 

    Sagging is not permitted at AMS

    Revealing garments are not permitted

    Tank tops/spaghetti straps or any other type of garment that could expose undergarments is not appropriate.  Shirts must cover from the neck to the edge of the shoulder. AMS has NO 3-finger rule. 

    HISD Handbook states: If the principal determines that 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. If not corrected, the student may be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. 


    AMS Practice: Students referred to the office due to dress code violations will be directed to call home (1) to make parents aware of the violation, and (2) to attempt to get a change of clothes.  Students will remain with office staff for no more than 30 min awaiting a change of clothes.  An alternative option is to change in to AMS “out of dress code” clothes, (clean, sanitized, and individually packaged) and return to class.  If clothes are not provided or the AMS clothes are not preferred, the student will remain in ISS for the remainder of that school day.  NOTE: If a child elects to use the AMS clothes, he/she will have to leave their clothes with the office to ensure the return of ours. Unreturned clothes are the responsibility of the borrowing student if not returned, lost, or damaged.