Resources and Information

The answers to your questions about the Dress Code, Honor Code, Schedules, and the Student Handbook can all be found here. Feel free to contact the Campus Life office for further information.

Dress Code

An essential part of the Academy’s mission is to teach and foster mutual respect. We view mutual respect as a central value. It is embedded in the school’s culture, we strive to model it daily, and we view it as the foundation of civilized society.

Respect is woven into the fabric of our community at the Academy, and it guides us in many ways. Respect for tradition, respect for ourselves, and respect for others all influence the language we use, the ways in which we behave with and toward each other, and the way we look and dress.

We believe that the way a person acts is related to the way a person dresses. As a result, we impose a stricter standard of dress upon our students than they might upon themselves—from 8:00 in the morning until 3:30 in the afternoon—to underline our seriousness of shared purpose here and to foster the feeling of belonging to a larger community.

If there is doubt about attire, one should err on the conservative side. If doubt persists, the Class Dean or Dean of Students will make a judgment. That judgment will be final. In those cases where there is clear or continued violation of our dress standards, penalties may range from being sent back to the dormitory to change, to detention or suspension.

For Female Students

SLACKS

Full-length dress pants, including duck fabric

Semi-formal

No denim

No capri

No cropped

No tight pants

No side pockets or loops (cargo style)

Belts must be functional

BLOUSES/TOPS

Collared shirts; buttoned to second from top

No dress t-shirts

Covers midriff in all situations

Covers shoulders

Of appropriate fit (not tight)

No low necklines

No sheer material

Undergarments not visible

Turtlenecks allowed as outer layer

SKIRTS/DRESSES

No low neckline

Shoulders must be covered at all times

Appropriate fit and knee length

Belts must be functional

No sheer material

Undergarments not visible

SWEATERS/SWEATSHIRTS

Appropriate fit and length

No hooded sweatshirts in class

No logos other than SJA logos

FACE

Appropriate make-up

No facial jewelry other than ear

No sunglasses in buildings

HAIR

One color (naturally occurring)

Neat and orderly

Must not cover eyes

LEGWEAR

Nylons or solid color tights shoes/sandals

Dress sandals or shoes

Semi-formal footwear

No shower sandals

No slippers

For Male Students

SLACKS

Dress pants, including duck fabric

Semi-formal

No denim

No side pockets

Belts

Appropriate fit

SHIRTS

Dress shirts with collar, full button front

Tucked in

Undershirt not visible

No shirts worn over dress shirt other than sweatshirt or sweater

No distracting designs

TIES

Dress ties, including bow ties

Properly tied, pulled up and visible

No distracting colors or designs

SWEATERS/SWEATSHIRTS

Appropriate fit and length

No hooded sweatshirts in class

No logos other than SJA logo

SHOES/SANDALS

Dress sandals or shoes

Semi-formal footwear (no shower sandals)

No slippers

HAIR

One color (naturally occurring)

Neat and orderly

Above the collar

Above the ear

Must not cover eyes or face

Clean shaven

Sideburns trimmed to bottom of ear

No jewelry

No sunglasses in buildings


Honor Code

St. Johnsbury Academy students quickly discover that they are learning and socializing in an incredibly diverse environment where Respect, Inquiry, and High Expectations are core values extending throughout school life, both inside and outside the classroom. For students, respect extends not only to classmates, but also to faculty, staff, school property, our campus learning environment, and the community at-large.

We firmly believe that invaluable lessons in Character development can also be learned outside the classroom through the social interaction of students with peers from a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, and interests. The Academy offers the opportunity to participate in more than 60 clubs and activities, ranging from purely recreational to community service-oriented, as well as more than 30 interscholastic sports and an all-seasons intramural program.

St. Johnsbury Academy Honor Code
(signed by every student)
We, the students of St. Johnsbury Academy, are part of a learning community dedicated to molding superior character and excellent academics. We have high expectations of ourselves and of our peers, and we depend upon our own honesty and integrity to uphold these expectations.

Therefore,
  1. We believe that cheating, plagiarism, and any other action performed with malintent takes away from the fulfillment of our own true potential.
  2. We respect our property, we well as the property of others.
  3. We share the objective of building a trusting community that provides a safe, secure, and productive learning environment.

By signing below, I indicate that I understand the expectations and goals of the St. Johnsbury Academy community, and hereby agree to uphold them in their entirety in order to maintain personal and academic integrity.

Signature ________________________________________ Date ______________

Honor Code composed by 2006-2007, 2007-2008 Student Governments.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is divided into three sections: Mission, Philosophy, and Goals; Campus Life; and Academic Life. Each section contains important guidelines for positive involvement and overall success at the Academy.

> Download the Student Handbook

Late Opening and Snow Days

St. Johnsbury Academy calls off school only in very unusual conditions. Occasionally, on mornings when the weather is bad, the Academy may open late. We use the eNotify Alert system to inform all parents and students of closings and late openings via either text or email. Closings and late openings will be broadcast on or before 7:00 a.m. on radio stations WSTJ (1340AM) St. Johnsbury, WDEV (550AM/ 96.1FM) Waterbury, WGMT (97.7FM) Lyndonville, WMOO (92.1FM) Derby, WWLR (Lyndon State College), on television Channel 8, WCAX, and on the internet at https://accounttools.sover.net/schoolclosings/ and the Academy website Home Page www.stjacademy.org.

On days when many area schools have closed and driving may be unusually hazardous in rural areas, students and their parents are left with the decision of whether or not to attend, or whether or not to arrive late. On such days, absences excused by parents will be considered excused absences by the school. If it is unsafe to attempt to get to school from your home, you should wait until road conditions improve.

Students in proper dress code.
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