Dress Code

Students at UPCS are required to wear uniforms.


The mission of Urban Pathways 6-12 Charter School (UPCS) is to help every child find a pathway that leads toward a successful adult life in the city environment and beyond. Our school has a well-defined dress code in order to educate our students about presenting themselves as professional and competent citizens and employees. It is our goal and desire to have UPCS students look and act professionally as they move forward.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DRESS CODE (Grades 6-8)

Clothing ItemRequired or OptionalPermittedNot Allowed
ShirtsRequiredCollared Polo style, short or long sleeved Solid colored –  white, blue, green, or black UPCS logo only Tops must be long enough to be tucked into pants and stay tucked in the course of normal movement throughout the school dayPatterns or stripes Any color other than white, blue, green, or black Any non-UPCS logo Shirts, sweaters, or blouses that leave the stomach showing Sleeveless, strapless, spaghetti straps Sheer, see-through shirts or blouses are prohibited
UndershirtOptionalSolid white or black tee shirts  Do not show under or past sleeves   Solid black or white turtleneckUntucked Patterns or stripes
PantsRequiredUniform pants Worn at the natural waist Khaki or navy blue only Cotton, corduroy, wool, or knit materialShorts of any kind Denim pants of any color Pants with outside patch pockets  Cargo style pants Elastic or Drawstring at the waist  Elastic at the cuffs Jogger style pants Leggings or yoga pants or spandex Rivets on pockets Skirts or dresses
SweatersOptionalOnly UPCS Sweaters (Available for sale at the main office)Any non-UPCS sweater
BeltRecommendedLess than 2” wide Belt buckles less than 3” wideOrnamentation  Studs
ShoesRequiredAny color shoes with closed heel and toe  Boots (must be below the knee) Athletic footwear or tennis shoes Heels under 2” tallSandals, slides, or slippers Moccasin style shoes  Heels over 2” tall Boots over the knee. Crocs
JewelryOptionalShould not present a safety concern 
HeadwearOptionalHeadbands (must be worn above the forehead at the hairline) please see picture for reference Headwraps/headscarvesHats Outerwear or athletic headbands Bandanas Du-rags or skull caps Shower caps or satin bonnets Picks, combs, or brushes

HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE (Grades 9-12)

Clothing ItemRequired or OptionalPermittedNot Allowed
ShirtsRequiredCollared Polo or button down style Quarter sized or smaller logo Short or long sleeves Tops must be long enough to be tucked into pants and stay tucked in the course of normal movement throughout the school dayLarge logos Shirts, sweaters, or blouses that leave the stomach showing Sleeveless, strapless, spaghetti strap Sheer, see-through shirts or blouses are prohibited
UndershirtOptionalSolid white or black tee shirts  Do not show under or past sleeves   Solid white or black turtleneckUntucked Patterns or stripes
PantsRequiredUniform pants Worn at the natural waist Khaki or navy blue only Cotton, wool, or knit materialShorts of any kind Denim pants of any color Pants with outside patch pockets  Cargo style pants Elastic or Drawstring at the waist  Elastic at the cuffs Jogger style pants Leggings or yoga pants or spandex Rivets on pockets Skirts or dresses
SweatersOptionalOnly UPCS Sweaters (Available for sale at the main office)Any non-UPCS sweater
BeltRecommendedLess than 2” wide Belt buckles less than 3” wideOrnamentation  Studs
ShoesRequiredShoes with closed heel and toe  Boots (must be below the knee) Athletic footwear or tennis shoes Heels under 2” tallSandals, slides, or slippers Moccasin style shoes  Heels over 2” tall Boots over the knee. Crocs
JewelryOptionalShould not present a safety concern 
HeadwearOptionalHeadbands (must be worn above the forehead at the hairline) please see picture for reference Headwraps/headscarvesHats Outerwear or athletic headband Bandanas Du-rags or skull caps Shower caps or satin bonnets Picks, combs, or brushes

Photo Examples

Allowed
Not Allowed
(Patch Pockets)
Allowed
Allowed
Not Allowed
Not Allowed