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 Item

Required or Optional

Notes

Shirts: Uniform Polo Button Down Required Shirts must have a collar and be solid white, blue, green, or black; tucked in and buttoned; clean pressed. No stripes, patterns, words, or decorations for grades 6-8. Uniform shirts are permitted. Logos should be quarter-sized or smaller. T-shirts provided by Urban Pathways (Black History Month, School Pride, etc.) may be worn on Fridays ONLY. Tank tops are not permitted.
Undershirt Optional Solid white or black t-shirts that do not show under or past sleeves.
Pants Required Khaki, black or navy. Dress pants (No leggings/spandex, denim, or similar material allowed) worn at the waist. No skirts. No dresses.
Sweaters Cardigans V-neck vests Optional Solid white, blue, green, or black. No hoods, stripes, patterns, words, decorations, or outdoor/winter jackets. Hoodies, outerwear, and jackets MUST be placed in locker upon arrival.
Belt Recommended Belts less than two inches wide with no ornamentation or studs, worn at the waist. Belt buckles must be no more than 3” wide.
Shoes Required Shoes must have a closed heel and toe. No sandals. No slippers or moccasin style shoes. Boots, dress shoes, athletic footwear, and tennis shoes are permitted. Heels under 2” tall. Boots must be below the knee.
Jewelry Optional Should not present a safety concern.
Headgear Optional No hats, bandanas, picks, combs, brushes, or other such grooming items are permitted to be in one’s hair or used in the classroom or cafeteria. Headbands, head wraps/headscarves are permitted.

NOTE: 

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students in grades 6 – 12 will be required to wear khaki pants and purchase a UPCS sweater with the school logo on it for the winter months. 

 

 

High School Dress Code – Grades 9-12

 

Clothing Item

Required or Optional

Notes

Shirts: Uniform Polo Button Down Required Shirts must have a collar. Solid, stripes, and patterns of any color are permitted. Words and logos should be quarter-sized or smaller. Uniform shirts are permitted. T-shirts provided by Urban Pathways (Black History Month, School Pride, etc.) may be worn on Fridays ONLY. Tank tops are not permitted.
Undershirt Optional Solid white or black t-shirts that do not show under or past sleeves.
Pants Required Khaki, black or navy. Dress pants (No leggings/spandex, denim, or similar material allowed) worn at the waist. No skirts. No dresses.
Sweaters Cardigans V-neck vests Optional Solid, stripes, patterns of any color are permitted. No hoods or outdoor/winter jackets. Hoodies, outerwear, and jackets MUST be placed in locker upon arrival.
Belt Recommended Belts less than two inches wide with no ornamentation or studs, worn at the waist. Belt buckles must be no more than 3” wide.
Shoes Required Shoes must have a closed heel and toe. No sandals. No slippers or moccasin style shoes. Boots, dress shoes, athletic footwear, and tennis shoes are permitted. Heels under 2” tall. Boots must be below the knee.
Jewelry Optional Should not present a safety concern.
Headgear Optional No hats, bandanas, picks, combs, brushes, or other such grooming items are permitted to be in one’s hair or used in the classroom or cafeteria. Headbands, head wraps/headscarves are permitted.

 

NOTE: 

Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students in grades 6 – 12 will be required to wear khaki pants and purchase a UPCS sweater with the school logo on it for the winter months. 

High school students will be permitted to wear any color collared shirts and middle school students will be required to wear solid blue, black, white, or green polo shirts (long or short sleeve).