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2018 Prom Guidelines

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Code of Conduct & Dress Code


The HCS Formal Committee wishes to express our heart’s desire for each student

attending the Prom to have a wholesome evening of fun and fellowship, while

ensuring that God is glori?ed and honored. These guidelines are not meant to

burden, but rather to set boundaries that will allow all to enjoy the freedom we

have in Christ.


If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Taylor (334-797-2846) or

Melissa Bonnette (256-201-9383).


Codes of Conduct


Please read and sign the following:


1. Public displays of affection are not permitted. This includes kissing,

caressing, extended embracing, sitting on laps of opposites sex, etc.

2. Dance etiquette is expected. This means no provocative movements of any

kind. While slow dancing, please keep appropriate distance between dance

partners. Leave room for Jesus please.

3. All students must remain in the building until the conclusion of Prom unless

their parents give PRIOR permission for them to leave early. Once a student

leaves the building, he/she will not be allowed to re-enter.

4. No alcohol, drugs, or weapons of any kind will be permitted.

5. Attendees must be between the ages of 14-19 and if attending as a date

couples must be of the opposite sex.




All Students:

• Undergarments must be covered

• Clothing must be free of any symbols or words

• Any body piercings must be removed except for girls earrings (clear spacers


• Tennis shoes may not be worn


Young Men:

• Tuxedo or dress suit are required (jacket required, pants and jacket must


• Neck tie, bow tie, or bola are required

• Collared, button up shirt is required

• No jeans with sport jacket


Young Ladies:

• Formal gowns are required and expected to be modest. Please consider

Christ when selecting a dress.

• Long gowns are preferred, but short gowns are acceptable. Short dresses

must sit no more than 2 inches above the knee or lower.

• Slits are acceptable as long as it does not rise 2 inches above the knee.

• No cleavage showing. (Use the palm pilot test. Place thumb in dip of

collarbone. If there is skin under showing under palm, too low.)

• Strapless gowns are acceptable. (Remember, you will be moving around.

Make sure your dress will stay in place!)

• Backs of dresses may be no lower than the bottom of the shoulder blades.

Midriffs must be covered, even when arms are raised. No see-through cut


• Fitted dresses are acceptable as long as they are not too tight. (Once again,

remember you will be dancing. You will want to be able to move!)

Dress Approval


Girls must submit a full-length, front and back picture of themselves wearing their

dress. Any questionable feature should also be included in the photo. No student

whose dress has not been approved will be allowed to attend Prom. Email dress

photos to etaylor@hcsdothan.org or mdbonnette@gmail.com. Please put student name

and church school cover name in subject line. If not under a homeschool cover,

please put your name and the name of the student who has sponsored you in

subject line. If emailing picture for a friend, please include their direct contact info

in body of email.


HCS reserves the right to deny entrance to any student, male or female, whose

attire does not meet the above stated requirements.


HCS Prom Conduct and Dress Code Guidelines

  • I have read, understand and agree to the HCS Prom Code of Conduct and

Dress Code. I will submit a picture of my dress (in applicable) and make

appropriate alterations if necessary.

  • I understand that on the night of the Prom, I am to wear the same attire that

was approved.

  • I understand if my attire does not meet the HCS Prom Guidelines on the

night of the event, I will not be permitted to attend.

  • I understand that if my behavior does not follow the Code of Conduct my

parent will be asked to come pick me up and I will not the allowed to return

to Prom.


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