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Click the link below for DESA's Mandatory Uniform Policy

DESA Uniform Policy Updated 7.18.21.pdf


 The philosophy of DESA is to offer students a comprehensive, arts integrated, instructional program in a structured setting. Emphasis is placed on high academic and performing arts standards. We are preparing our students to be interview and audition ready at all times. The dress and appearance of the students should always be neat and proper, as it reflects both home and school.  



Promotes school ride
Enhances school spirit
Reduces peer pressure and social stigmas
Places emphasis on learning, not clothing
Allows for cohesive presentation as a group
Facilitates security by identifying outsiders 
Decreases distinctions made based upon clothing 
Simplifies dressing and dress code 
Lowers long-term clothing costs 
Makes laundering simple

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