Dress Code

Our dress code is designed to create an energetic, lively, and consistent atmosphere. Our policy is a “dress code” and not a school uniform, meaning you will not be required to buy specific brands of clothing. We would like to enjoy the benefits of a dress code (fewer disciplinary problems, improved behavior, security) without putting a burden on families to buy expensive clothing.


Boys and Girls

  • Collared polo or button-up shirts in white or one of the four school colors: yellow, purple, orange, or blue (see above)
  • Moderate shade differences to our official colors are ok, but no neon or light pastel shades
  • Long or short sleeve
  • May wear a white long-sleeve shirt or turtleneck underneath during cold weather
  • No hoodie type sweaters
  • Jackets are not covered under this policy - students may wear (outside only) a jacket of their choice


Boys and Girls

  • “Docker” style pants (pleated or flat-front) in: blue, tan, brown, or dark khaki
  • May wear similar “Docker” style shorts, in the above colors, that are no more than 2” above knee between April 1 and Sept. 30.
  • No embellishments, patterns, or outside cargo pockets


  • In addition to pants and shorts, girls may wear polo dresses, skirts, or jumpers in school colors, that are no more than 2” above knee.
  • White or neutral tights or leggings are to be worn under dress, skirt, or jumper
  • No embellishments or patterns on leggings
  • Leggings may not be worn in place of pants


  • Students shall dress modestly, maintain a clean, orderly, and neat appearance, and exercise good grooming and personal hygiene habits
  • All clothing items must be in good condition (e.g. clean; no holes, rips, staines, faded cloth, or frayed edges; and pressed)
  • Clothes and accessories may not be disruptive or cause security issues
  • Hair shall be neatly combed or brushed, trimmed, and attractive in appearance
  • Bizarre, extreme, or unusual hairstyles or unnatural coloring are not permitted
  • Hair must be kept trimmed so that the student’s eyes are always clearly visible
  • Shirts must be worn tucked into waistband
  • The school logo may be embroidered on any top (e.g. shirt, sweater, vest, or jacket)
  • Closed-toed shoes required; shoes must cover the entire foot
  • No heeled or wedge shoes, wheelie shoes, or other distracting shoes
  • Small (< 2”) hair accessories, in light or school colors, and without extreme embellishments are OK


  • Students are provided a lanyard for their name badges and schedule at the beginning of the school year. The name badges are left at school
  • If  parent purchase lanyards they must be inline with the school dress guidelines and must meet the following safety guidelines. 

Supply List

Counseling Corner

Counseling Consent Forms

Franklin Discovery Academy offers short-term individual counseling to students. Parents/guardians or school staff may refer students for counseling, or students may request counseling. For counseling that extends beyond two sessions in a school year or that is planned on a regular basis, parent/guardian permission is to be obtained. Please review, print, and return this form if you would like to give permission for your child to receive counseling.

Parent Authorization Form for individual counseling

Parent Referral

Parents, if you would like to refer your child to see our counselor, Katie Barker, please fill out the form below.

Parent Referral Form

Small Group Classes

We also offer a variety of small group classes. This year the available classes are 

  • Fox Friends (friendship/social skills)
  • Soda Pop Heads (anger management)
  • Worry Warriors (anxiety)
  • and Girls/Boys Groups 

Other topics may be added as needed. Spaces are limited to 8 students per class. Usually two different groups will be offered each block. Referrals may be submitted at any time; your student will be invited to participate the next time that group is offered. Please fill out the recommendation form below to request enrollment for your student.

Students participating in groups need to have permission from their parent/guardian. If your student has been invited to join a group, please fill out the appropriate permission slip and return it to me as soon as possible.

Soda Pop Heads

Fox Friends

Worry Warriors

Parent & Student Handbook

PDF coming soon!