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BHEA's Dress Code for 2024-2025

Dress Code Policy

BHEA recognizes the diversity of beliefs within our membership and, out of a desire to be considerate of all, has developed a minimum standard for dress commensurate with that of area schools. The following policy applies to dress for all members – both parents and children - and their guests at any BHEA event.

Violations of the dress policy are to be corrected immediately or you may be asked to leave the event. Membership privileges will be reviewed for those who are repeatedly asked to leave events.

  • In general, clothing should completely cover the body from armpits to mid-thighs (fingertip length when hands are at rest by sides).

  •  No midriff should show, even while raising arms or bending over.

  • Sleeveless shirts should have straps at least 2 fingers wide.

  • Please carefully select t-shirts appropriate to our group's Christ-centered beliefs.

  • Skirts should be no shorter than 2 inches above knees.

  • Any holes in clothing (such as jeans) should not be any higher than fingertip length. (See above.

  • If leggings are worn, they should be opaque. Tops worn with leggings should not be form-fitting and should be of a length to cover to the upper thigh, all the way around.

  • Underwear should be worn, but not seen.

  • Extreme fashions are not appropriate at BHEA functions.

  • Swimwear should be limited to one-piece suits or tankinis for girls and swim trunks for boys.

BHEA-sponsored athletic events (such as Cross Country or Field Day):  Appropriate athletic wear, including sports shorts that provide adequate coverage, may be worn.

Dances:  We have special dress codes for our dances, and they are slightly different for regular dances than for the Spring Formal. You will find this information in the calendar descriptions and e-alerts for each specific event. Dances with alternative attire must be approved by the board. Please do not purchase any clothing for the dances before reading the applicable code in its entirety.

Halloween:  In recognition of the diversity of beliefs and traditions within the Christian community about Halloween and its observance, we respectfully request that there be NO costumes or clothing with Halloween symbols worn to any BHEA event, including Enrichment days. We thank you for understanding.

If you have any questions about the Dress Code Policy, please contact the BHEA Board of Directors by email at [email protected] for clarification.

 Spring Formal Dance Guidelines

Who may attend? This annual event is hosted for BHEA students who began the school year in grades 9 - 12 and who are at least 14 years old at the time of the dance. Guest attendees must also be in at least the 9th grade, and between the ages of 14 and 19. If you are bringing a guest who is not an alumni of BHEA, you are required to fill out a Guest Agreement Form in advance of the event.  This form must be turned in by the deadline set by the High School Event Coordinator. 

Please refer to the Event Attendance & Guest Policy to ensure all BHEA guidelines are understood and followed by both members and guests.  

Because of the exorbitant cost of formal wear, we require all participants to read the Spring Formal Dress Code guidelines very carefully. The dress code will be made available months before the event and is quite detailed.  It will be strictly enforced for all attendees, including guests, and any parents in attendance. There are frequent additions and changes made to this code, so please be sure you are looking at the updated guidelines published for the current year’s formal. Do not purchase formal wear until you have read the dress code in its entirety. By purchasing your ticket, you are agreeing to abide by the Spring Formal Dress Code.