In 2004, when ACA moved from a dress code to a uniform and a new campus, the intention was to strengthen the unique culture of ACA. We call the uniform CampusWear. It fosters a focus on the academic learning environment while also bringing a sense of unity and school spirit to the ACA community. The CampusWear uniform has both style and quality that will also bring an economic advantage to our families. The ACA CampusWear collection also creates a higher level of campus security, as well as a sense of community identity.
We believe CampusWear allows us to focus more effectively on the development of the inside (heart, body and mind) of each student (I Samuel 16:7). CampusWear is easy. The limited, yet attractive clothing line makes dressing for school a breeze each morning. CampusWear is part of our “brand” as student ambassadors in the region. CampusWear also allows for more choices as students move through each level, i.e. lower, middle and upper school.
What is the basic ACA CAMPUSwEAR uNIFORM?
• Bottoms: Skirts, skorts, and jumpers in navy, khaki, and ACA plaid. Shorts, and slacks in navy and khaki.
Guidelines for Girls Shorts, Skorts, Skirts and Jumpers: No shorter than 3” above the knee (or the length of a student ID or credit card) as measured from the back of the knee crease. Lands' End "Above the Knee" skirts are no longer an option.
• Tops: Short and long sleeve polo shirts in navy, white, burgundy, yellow, and light blue, all with the ACA logo. Short and long sleeve oxford style shirt/blouse in white, light blue, or yellow with the ACA logo. Sweaters, ACA sweatshirts, fleeces, and other approved outerwear with an ACA logo.
• Bottoms: Shorts, and slacks in navy and khaki.
• Tops: Short and long sleeve polo shirts in navy, white, burgundy, yellow, and light blue, all with the ACA logo. Short and long sleeve oxford style shirt in white, light blue, or yellow with the ACA logo. Sweaters, ACA sweatshirts, fleeces, and other approved outerwear with an ACA logo.
Friday Dress-Down Option: As an option to the CampusWear uniform, students may wear any shirt with the ACA logo with CampusWear approved bottom. Jeans/demin style pants are no longer a Friday Dress-Down option.
A detailed description of CampusWear standards is available for each level: Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. This is the standard that parents/students should use when shopping for CampusWear.
ACA CampusWear Vendors
The following vendors are the only permissible providers of CampusWear:
The Spirit Store
ACA’s gently used CampusWear and supplies store. Located in Founders Hall with regular hours each month, and special sales throughout the year. Used uniforms may be turned in for store credit in the Upper School outside room 205G.
The Spirit Store
All of ACA’s standard CampusWear items are available from Lands’ End and can be ordered from their webiste linked below. Click on "school Uniform" and use School Number: 900125063. The new Ponte Short Sleeve Dress for upper school ladies is only available at Land's End.
All of ACA’s standard CampusWear items are available from Read’s Uniforms. Read’s is a local company with a retail location at 123 Sweeten Creek Road, Suite D, in Asheville. Read’s is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm. For a complete list of items available visit the store below. Use the following school code: ACANC