Dress Code

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YES Prep West Secondary Dress Code & Uniform Expectations 2023 – 2024 

Will uniforms be required for students?   

West Secondary students are required to wear a YES Prep polo shirt and/or YES Prep spirit shirt five (5) days a week to strengthen school pride, unify the community and to promote a college-going culture.   

On Fridays, college or university-branded items are permitted.   






YES Prep spirit shirt or polo

YES Prep spirit shirt or polo

YES Prep spirit shirt or polo

YES Prep spirit shirt or polo

YES Prep spirit shirt, polo, or college/university top


All West Secondary students will be issued one (1) YES Prep polo and four (4) spirit shirts for the 2023-2024 school year. 

What do I need to purchase? 

Items that will be provided by YES Prep at no cost to families 

  • Student ID badge and lanyard  

  • 4 YES Prep spirit shirt  

  • 1 YES Prep Polo 

Items to Purchase at YES Prep & Cost 

  • Custom West campus spirit t-shirt: $8 

  • Custom West campus sweatshirt: $15 

These custom West items are not required but are available to increase options for students each week. 

Items to Purchase at a Store 

  • Backpack, must be clear or mesh 

  • Dress code bottoms 

  • Dress code shoes 

Where and how do I receive and purchase uniform items?  

Families can receive the YES Prep uniform bundle (4 spirit shirts + 1 polo) at our “Back to School” event on Thursday, August 10, from 5 – 7 p.m.  

Families can purchase custom West campus t-shirts and sweatshirts at the YES Prep West Front Office Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. any time after Monday, July 10. The t-shirts are $8 and sweatshirts are $15. Supplies may be limited.  

What if I want to buy more YES Prep spirit shirts or polo shirts?   

More information will be provided in early September regarding purchasing additional YES Prep Public Schools spirit shirts and polo shirts.  

YES Prep West will continue to communicate when custom YES Prep West items are available to purchase in the Front Office.  

*Students with financial hardship can reach out to their student support counselor for assistance with the purchase of YES Prep attire. Assistance will be determined based on need. 

Schedule of uniforms and samples of the shirts offered

What are the dress code expectations?  

ID Badge 

Students must always wear Student ID badges while on campus.  ID badges must always be worn on a lanyard and visible.  



Students must wear jeans or khaki pants or shorts. Shorts and skirts must be of appropriate length. Athletic bottoms and pajamas are not pajamas. Bottoms should not have tears, rips or holes. 



For safety purposes, all shoes must be closed-toed, have backs and have hard soles. Slides, sandals, and slippers are not permitted at any time. Crocs are permitted if the back strap is attached.  


YES Prep Shirts: 

  • Students are only permitted to wear YES Prep branded tops. This includes YES Prep West polos, spirit shirts, athletic shirts, West organization or grade level shirts. 

Free Dress Shirts: 

  • On Fridays only, students may wear a college or university t-shirt or sweatshirt. 

Students will not be required to tuck in their shirt. 



Students may only wear YES Prep branded outerwear inside the school building. This includes YES Prep branded sweatshirts, cardigans, sweaters, jackers or athletic outwear. 

Solid red or solid navy outerwear is also permitted. These cannot include any text, images or graphics. 



  • Hats, hoods, bandanas and sunglasses are not permitted for safety purposes. 

  • Visible piercings and tattoos are allowed if messaging and images are school-appropriate. 

  • Spiked accessory items are not permitted due to safety reasons. 

  • A variety of hairstyles and colors are permitted. Head shaving designs are permitted if images are school-appropriate. 

  • Religious or cultural head-coverings are permitted.  

  • Earbuds/AirPods/Headphones are not permitted to be worn from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.   

Backpack Policy 


All students are required to use clear or mesh backpacks.  

For more information about this new policy, including Frequently Asked Questions, click here.


YES Prep’s updated dress code policy 

YES Prep’s dress code policy is centered around values of equity and school pride. The YES Prep dress code allows for building individuality and allows for community building through campus-specific attire. The dress code is a daily expectation and should meet district and campus guidelines. Like all YES Prep policies, if a student’s dress or accessory choice poses a concern for student physical or emotional safety, a campus administrator has the discretion to disallow the dress item.  

The specific dress code policy for the 2023-2024 school year for each campus will be shared soon. Each school will communicate this information directly to their families when available. 

For more insight into YES Prep’s dress code policy, click here.