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 OptionalNotes
Shirts: Uniform Polo Button Down RequiredShirts must have a collar. 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.
UndershirtOptionalSolid white or black tee shirts that do not show under or past sleeves.
PantsRequiredKhaki, 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 vestsOptionalSolid 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.
BeltRecommendedBelts less than two inches wide with no ornamentation or studs, worn at the waist. Belt buckles must be no more than 3” wide.
ShoesRequiredShoes 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.
JewelryOptionalShould not present a safety concern.
HeadgearOptionalNo 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.

High School Dress Code - Grades 9-12

Clothing ItemRequired or OptionalNotes
Shirts: Uniform Polo Button Down RequiredShirts 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.
UndershirtOptionalSolid white or black tee shirts that do not show under or past sleeves.
PantsRequiredKhaki, 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 vestsOptionalSolid, stripes, patterns of any color are permitted. No hoods or outdoor/winter jackets. Hoodies, outerwear, and jackets MUST be placed in locker upon arrival.
BeltRecommendedBelts less than two inches wide with no ornamentation or studs, worn at the waist. Belt buckles must be no more than 3” wide.
ShoesRequiredShoes 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.
JewelryOptionalShould not present a safety concern.
HeadgearOptionalNo 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.