Uniform Policy

Everyday Uniforms

McKeel Academy Central has a mandatory uniform policy. All uniform pieces (shirts and bottoms) are to be purchased from Risse Brothers. Risse Brothers has a store located in Lakeland.

Risse Brothers Lakeland
West Lakeland Business Park
2525 Drane Field Rd, Suite 11
Lakeland, FL 33811

Used uniforms can be purchased from our clothes closet, but sizes and styles are limited. Please call the school in regards to days and times the clothes closet is open.

Uniform Guidelines

McKeel Academy Central expects all students to dress appropriately at all times. Uniforms must be worn as follows:

  • All pants are to be worn above the hip bone
  • Shirts are to be tucked in at all times
  • Skirts, skorts and shorts are not to be rolled up
  • Buckled belts must be visible and fastened properly
  • Body writing or fake tattoos must not be visible

Cold Weather Days

Coats & Jackets

Students are permitted to wear heavy jackets/coats on cold days. However, they are to be removed when they come inside the school building. Navy McKeel Academy Central “Wildcat” jackets are available for purchase through the front office. These and other solid navy jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters with no logos may be worn if students are chilly during the day.

On cold weather days, students may wear a long sleeved shirt under their uniform shirt. They must be SOLID (no writing) gray or white.

Girls can wear tights (white, gray, or black) on cold days. Tights should be full in length and cover the entire leg. No cropped leggings are permitted.


Jeans are not allowed on cold days unless a decision is made otherwise. If the decision is made to allow students to wear jeans on cold days, parents will be notified via an automated phone call and it will be posted on the school’s website. Long uniform pants are available through Risse Brothers.