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

Permitted

Not Allowed

Shirts

Required

  • Collared 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 day

  • Patterns 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

Undershirt

Optional

  • Solid white or black tee shirts 

  • Do not show under or past sleeves  

  • Untucked

  • Patterns or stripes

Pants

Required

  • Four pocket dress slacks

  • Worn at the natural waist

  • Khaki only

  • Cotton, corduroy, wool, or knit material

  • Shorts 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

Sweaters

Optional

  • Only UPCS Sweaters (Available at UPCS for $5)

  • Any non-UPCS sweater

Belt

Recommended

  • Less than 2” wide

  • Belt buckles less than 3” wide

  • Ornamentation 

  • Studs

Shoes

Required

  • Dress shoes with closed heel and toe 

  • Boots (must be below the knee)

  • Athletic footwear or tennis shoes

  • Heels under 2” tall

  • Sandals, slides, or slippers

  • Moccasin style shoes 

  • Heels over 2” tall

  • Boots over the knee.

Jewelry

Optional

  • Should not present a safety concern

 

Headgear

Optional

  • Headbands no wider than 3 inches (must be worn above the forehead at the hairline) please see picture for reference

  • Hats

  • Headwraps/headscarves

  • Outerwear or athletic headband

  • Bandanas

  • Du-rags or skull caps

  • Shower caps or satin bonnets

  • Picks, combs, or brushes

 

HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE (Grades 9-12)

Clothing Item

Required or Optional

Permitted

Not Allowed

Shirts

Required

  • Collared 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 day

  • Large logos

  • Shirts, sweaters, or blouses that leave the stomach showing

  • Sleeveless, strapless, spaghetti strap

  • Sheer, see-through shirts or blouses are prohibited

Undershirt

Optional

  • Solid white or black tee shirts 

  • Do not show under or past sleeves  

  • Untucked

  • Patterns or stripes

Pants

Required

  • Four pocket dress slacks

  • Worn at the natural waist

  • Khaki only

  • Cotton, wool, or knit material

  • Shorts 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

Sweaters

Optional

  • Only UPCS Sweaters (Available at UPCS for $5)

  • Any non-UPCS sweater

Belt

Recommended

  • Less than 2” wide

  • Belt buckles less than 3” wide

  • Ornamentation 

  • Studs

Shoes

Required

  • Dress shoes  with closed heel and toe 

  • Boots (must be below the knee)

  • Athletic footwear or tennis shoes

  • Heels under 2” tall

  • Sandals, slides, or slippers

  • Moccasin style shoes 

  • Heels over 2” tall

  • Boots over the knee.

Jewelry

Optional

  • Should not present a safety concern

 

Headgear

Optional

  • Headbands no wider than 3 inches (must be worn above the forehead at the hairline) please see picture for reference

  • Hats

  • Headwraps/headscarves

  • 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