Promoting Righteousness in Discipleship Education
ACS promotes the education of Christian values in our students and lets these values be the guiding force behind life at our school. We remain dedicated to teaching the truth of God’s word so we promote His godly principles in every aspect of school life. Through programs like the ACS Spirit Committee to the unity of our dress code, ACS student life is all about building PRIDE in our students.
Ideas regarding neatness and modesty vary. The uniform code and special codes for a ‘free dress’ or school spirit shirt days will serve as standards of modesty for all students enrolled in ACS. The biblical principle we seek to follow is defined in I Peter 3:3-4:
“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.”
A dress code goes a long way in producing a peaceful atmosphere at Assembly Christian School. There are several important reasons why a uniform is required at ACS:
- To dispense with competition due to outward appearance and affluence.
- To de-emphasize outward appearance and stress in its place the need for inner beauty and character development.
- To serve as an economic measure for parents.
- To enhance school spirit.
- To allow students to demonstrate a submission to the authorities placed over them.
The regular uniform (those uniform selections that are optional for daily wear) is worn each weekday. Chapel uniforms are not required. Students who apply for admission are provided information about uniform regulations. Each year, a uniform guide sheet describing the exact uniform to be worn and the selections for optional wear will be available at the time of registration.
Students are required to be in their uniforms during school hours. Other than dressing out for athletic practices, students are to remain in uniform during the school day, unless given special permission.
Students are required to arrive at school and to leave school in dress code. They should not arrive in any other clothing other than the full school uniform. Students will not dress in the bathroom in the morning. This should be taken care of in their home. Warm-up pants may not be worn below skirts on cold days; rather solid color stockings may be worn. Students will not untuck shirts as they exit the building at the end of the day, or tuck clothes in while entering the building. Uniform requirements for a school day end at 3:45 p.m. Violation of uniform policy will result in demerits. Students with violations of the uniform standards will be required to contact parents to bring proper uniform item and remain in the school office until uniform code is met. Students may rent needed items from the office (if available) should a parent not be able to bring in uniform garment.
Parents will be contacted if a student repeatedly comes to school wearing improper uniform attire for a conference to take place to correct this problem.
COATS & JACKETS
In cold weather students are encouraged to wear lined jackets available from uniform suppliers. Students may wear any jacket/coat to school, but only official school jackets, sweaters, or sweatshirts will be allowed in the building. All other jackets/coats must be stored in the student’s locker/class closet during the school day. Personal jackets/coats may not display any form of inappropriate advertising nor may jackets from any other school be worn on the school campus. Violation of this policy will result in demerits as well as removal of the item for storage. More details are available on the current uniform code given to students at the time of registration.
JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES
Girls are permitted to wear no more than one pair of earrings at one time. Earrings may be worn on the ear lobe only. Elementary students are required to wear “stud” earrings; no dangling earrings. Gauges are not permitted to be worn at any time. No body piercing is permitted. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings. Tattoos, permanent or temporary, are not permitted at any time. A student who has received a tattoo should consider having it removed or insure it is covered at all times while on school campus. Necklaces/chains must be worn inside uniform shirt. No more than a single necklace or two bracelets may be worn at a time, one on each wrist. Bracelets may NOT exceed one inch in width. A headband must be worn as such. It may not be more than two (2) inches in width. Whole head coverings are not allowed. Sweatbands for the head or arms are not considered a necklace or bracelet. Necklaces made of retractable material should not be worn to school for safety reasons. At no time may necklaces, bracelets, or rings be worn during P.E. classes or athletic practices or games. ACS is not responsible for the loss or theft of any jewelry on campus or at any school activity. Students are encouraged to leave special items at home.
Hats, caps, or sunglasses may not be worn on the campus during school time. During baseball season, players may not wear caps in the building at any time.
Students will not write or draw on the body, hair, or uniform clothing at any time. Students whose grooming is unacceptable will call parents and will be sent home until grooming conforms to school standards. Demerits will be earned by students violating the school dress code. Any class time missed because of improper grooming will be considered an unexcused absence. Students will not engage in grooming (brushing hair, applying lotions, etc.) in the classroom. If necessary, students will make grooming adjustments in accordance to school policy. Extreme hairstyles will not be permitted. (Such as mohawks, shaved heads, extreme unnatural hair colors, etc.)
Hair should be neat, clean and not partially shaved. Hair should not be styled or colored in a manner that could be deemed as distracting or unnatural as judged by the administration. When hair is highlighted and there are clear definitions/color changes, then such is considered distracting. (No bright reds, orange, purple, green, blue, pink, etc. hair color). Fingernail polish must not call attention or distract others, meaning that polka-dots, etc. should not be painted on nails. Only clear or shades of red and pink will be permitted. In addition to the light shades of red and pink, as noted, we will allow blue, gray, and white nail polish. NO black polish at any time. If a hand lotion is brought to school, it should be kept in a purse and not taken out during class time.
Hair should be neat, clean, above eyes, half-ear length, and off the collar. If hair falls below the eyes at any time during the school day, student is subject to demerits. Hair should not be partially shaved and designs, letters or lines of any kind are not acceptable. Sideburns may not extend beyond the lobe of the ear. Hair may not be highlighted or colored. Hair should be tapered so obvious lines are not visible. Boys may not wear braids in their hair. Extreme hairstyles will not be permitted. Afro haircuts should not exceed two inches in length.
(Boys/Girls) Long gray or navy pants of any brand purchased from an approved vendor.
(Boys) Regulation gray or navy shorts of any brand purchased from an approved vendor. Preferably elastic waist.
(Girls k4) Regulation ACS plaid NAVY shorts custom-made to meet school specifications.
Shorts must be less than 4 inches from floor when kneeling.
(Girls k3) Regulation ACS plaid NAVY shorts or regulation gray or navy shorts with elastic waist.
(Girls) Regulation NAVY ACS plaid, BOX PLEATS ONLY, less than 4 inches from floor when kneeling. Jumpers may be V-neck or bib-front.
(Boys/Girls) Regulation polo shirt, long or short sleeve. Shirts may be banded or un-banded pique or knit. Short-sleeved white button-down oxford shirts are also allowed. ALL SHIRTS MUST HAVE SCHOOL LOGO EMBROIDERED ON THE FRONT LEFT SIDE. Shirt colors may be white, navy, or gray. Logos must be navy or white. Official ACS School Spirit Shirts are available in the school office and worn on designated School Spirit Days or for field trips, as designated.
Boys/Girls - Only plain, solid white T-shirts may be worn under uniform shirts. No turtle-neck or thermal shirts.
Chapel uniforms are not required for early childhood students.
Boys/Girls -Crew socks or ankle socks, solid white, gray, navy, or black socks. NO “HIDDEN” SOCKS. No socks with logos may be worn. Girls may wear plain, solid gray, navy, or white stockings on cold days.
Boys/Girls - NO BELTS REQUIRED FOR PK AND K STUDENTS. If a belt is desired for students, the student must be able to undo and/or buckle their own belts.
Girls/Boys– Gray, black or white (or any combination of those colors) are the only color shoes permitted. No slip on shoes, ballerina shoes, crocs, boots, etc. Only shoes with bands across the top that allow for support are allowed to be worn. Tennis shoes with Velcro only, please. NO LACED SHOES!!! NO LIGHT-UP SHOES!!!
COATS & JACKETS
In cold weather students are encouraged to wear lined jackets available from uniform suppliers. Students may wear any jacket/coat to school, however; only official ACS hoodies or jackets are allowed inside the building. Personal jackets/coats may not display any form of inappropriate advertising nor may jackets from any other school be worn on the school campus. Violation of this policy will result parents being called to bring student another jacket/coat. More details are available on the current uniform code given to students at the time of registration. Official ACS School Spirit Zip Jackets are available in the school office. PLEASE LABEL ALL OUTER WEAR.
(Boys/Girls) Regulation gray uniform pants, purchased from an approved vendor (see above). Pants must be hemmed; no slits are allowed. Navy uniform pants are also permitted. Skinny or tight-fitting pants are not allowed.
Waist-bands must cover the hip-bone. Visible logos on pants are not permitted. All pant styles will be subject to the approval of ACS Administration.
(Boys) Regulation gray shorts or navy shorts from an approved vendor.
(Girls) Regulation ACS plaid NAVY shorts are the only style of shorts permissible for girls.
*Shorts must be less than 4 inches from floor when kneeling.
(Girls) Regulation NAVY ACS plaid only, less than 4 inches from floor when kneeling. Jumpers may be bib-front or V-neck.
(Boys/Girls) Regulation polo shirt, long or short sleeve, purchased from approved vendors. Shirts may be pique or knit and the arm sleeves (not waists) may be banded or un-banded. ALL SHIRTS MUST HAVE SCHOOL LOGO EMBROIDERED ON THE FRONT LEFT SIDE. Shirt colors may be white, navy, or gray. The ACS logo must be the embroidered navy or white version.
Boys/Girls - Only plain, solid white T-shirts may be worn under uniform shirts. No turtle-neck or thermal shirts.
Boys/Girls -Crew socks or ankle socks, solid white, gray, navy, or black socks. NO “HIDDEN” SOCKS.
No socks with logos may be worn. Girls may wear plain, solid white, navy, gray or black stockings or leggings on cold days. No designs or holes on stockings or leggings.
Boys/Girls - Solid black, brown, navy, gray or white. No studded, striped, or jeweled belts. Belts must be worn with pants.
Boys/Girls -Leather or leather-type shoes may be worn in the colors of black or brown. (Such as a penny loafer, etc.) If you do not choose to wear a leather loafer then tennis shoes must be worn. They must lace up and be tied at all times and can be worn in the colors of white, gray, or black or any combination of white, gray and black. Shoes may not have any colors. Toms may be worn if they are the correct color and they lace up. Prohibited shoes include: ballet/slipper type shoes, boots, half boots, crocs, sandals, light-up shoes, bright colored shoes (no red, green, yellow, purple etc.), no
checker-board, no polka-dots, no turquoise, no cleats, moccasins, and/or sequined shoes, no extreme designs, etc. If students or parents aren’t sure about regulations, they should check with the office.
Boys/Girls – Official ACS jackets/ASSEMBLY hoodies are required. BLACK JACKETS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Students may wear official ACS school sweatshirts at any time. Any of these uniform outerwear garments may also be worn in the building. Hoods on any of these garments ARE NOT to be worn on the head in the building at any time. Students should not wear uniform colored casual shirts or school colored thermal wear as outerwear. Scarves may be worn only outside, during cold months, not inside the building or classrooms. The administration will reserve the right to determine if clothing is not in code. AT NO TIME WILL ANY OUTERWEAR BE PERMITTED IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING If IT IS NOT OFFICIAL UNIFORM REGULATION. Any non-ACS jackets with any type of sewn-on logo or embroidered logo are NOT permitted, including garment outer tags. Flannel shirts and camouflage jackets are not permitted. Outerwear that reflects inappropriate advertising or jackets from other schools may not be worn at any time on campus.
Official ACS School Spirit Sweatshirts are available in the school office. They may be purchased year round and may be worn at all times.
Official ACS School Spirit Shirts are available in the school office and worn on designated School Spirit Days or for field trips, as designated.
ALL UNIFORMS must be purchased at one of the following suppliers: Iberia Sewing Center (New Iberia)
Educational Outfitters (New Iberia)
Lipari Sporting Goods (New Iberia)
Young Fashions (Lafayette)
Fashion World (Lafayette)
Students must adhere to uniform at all times. If not, parents will be asked to bring appropriate item.
ACS is proud to offer healthy lunch options to our students. We promote healthy lifestyles in accordance with USDA and Louisiana Dept. of Education guidelines.
Daily hot lunches are provided at the prices outlined below, all with the choice of milk. Students also have a choice of cold lunch, including ham or turkey on whole wheat bun with stack of trim (spinach, tomatoes and pickle slices), fruit and choice of juice or milk.
Full Pay $1.90
Full Pay $2.70
ACS’s STEM Club mission is to help students see how science and technology integrate with a creation apologetics worldview, preparing them to explain and defend their faith and succeed in their future STEM education and in their careers. STEM = Science + Technology + Engineering + Math. It brings together individuals with knowledge in each of these academic disciplines to work together to solve problems that would be impossible for an individual to solve efficiently. It emphasizes teamwork.
ACS is proud of the accomplishments of its 4-H Club. This club promotes healthy lifestyles, agriculture, and leadership among its members. This organization accepts members from 4th through 12th grade, and it provides opportunities for a variety of competitions, leadership growth, scholarships, education projects, and more.
The National Beta Club is a merit-based service organization with the mission to promote character, develop leadership, encourage service and recognize achievement in student members.
Beta Club hosts annual district, state, and national conferences that give students the opportunity to compete in knowledge, art, talent, and spirit competitions, as well as contribute to a national philanthropy project. Membership is Beta Club opens leadership and scholarship opportunities for its members.
Junior Beta accepts membership from the 5th to 8th grades, and Beta Club accepts high school students.
ACS students live with PRIDE every day of the week. Spirit committee gives our students the chance to show this pride and enhance their school community. The committee decorates the school, cheers on sports teams, and executes fundraisers for ACS organizations. Last year, our Spirit Committee raised over $4800.00!
ACS provides aftercare for students until 5:30 PM daily. Aftercare is a great option for working parents to have peace of mind knowing their child is safe, supervised, and having fun.
Our aftercare workers ensure students complete their homework assignments and give them help, when needed. They organize guided activities and always promote the Christian values the students learn in school.
$3 per hour per student.
If interested in aftercare for your family, you can get an application during orientation.