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.

While you are free to purchase your uniform from the provider of your choice we have partnered with Pro3 http://www.pro3services.com/ for uniform tops and pants.


Clothing ItemRequired or OptionalPermittedNot Allowed
ShirtsRequiredCollared Polo style only, short or long sleeved Solid colored – white, blue, green, or black UPCS logo or no logo Tops must be long enough to be tucked into pants and stay tucked in the course of normal movement throughout the school day UPCS T-shirts on awarded Dress Down Days OnlyPatterns or stripes Any color other than white, blue, green, or black Any non-UPCS logo Button down shirts any color Shirts, sweaters, or blouses that leave the stomach showing Sleeveless, strapless, spaghetti straps Sheer, see-through shirts or blouses UPCS  T-shirts on a Non-Dress Down Day, or if you were not permitted to dress down
UndershirtOptionalSolid color long or short sleeve shirt in the colors white, blue, green, or blackPatterns or stripes
PantsRequiredUniform pants Worn at the natural waist Khaki or navy blue only Worn to the ankle 
Reminder that pants may be purchased at Pro3Services https://pro3services.com/ 
Any other color than khaki or navy blue. Shorts or capris of any kind. Denim pants of any color, 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, Slippers, Moccasin style shoes, Heels Boots over the knee, Crocs, rubberized shoes, garden shoes
JewelryOptionalShould not present a safety concern
HeadwearOptionalHeadbands (must be worn above the forehead at the hairline) please see picture for reference Headwraps/headscarves, Face masks worn below the eyes, covering the nose and mouthHats Outerwear or athletic headbands, Bandanas, Du-rags or skull caps, Shower caps or satin bonnets, Picks, combs, or brushes, Ski Masks 

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