Dress Code

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YES Prep Northside Dress Code & Uniform Expectations 2023 – 2024 

Will uniforms be required for students?   

Northside students are required to wear a YES Prep polo shirt on Monday and a YES Prep Northside spirit shirt Tuesday through Thursday to strengthen school pride, unify the community and to promote a college-going culture.  Friday will be a free dress shirt day. 






Northside polo

Northside Spirit Shirt

Northside Spirit Shirt

Northside Spirit Shirt

Free Dress Shirt (Dress code appropriate)


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

What do I need to purchase? 

Items that will be Provided by YES Prep 

  • Student ID badge and lanyard  

  • 4 YES Prep spirit shirts  

  • 1 YES Prep Polo 

Items to Purchase at a Store 

  • Backpack, must be clear or mesh 

  • Dress code bottoms 

  • Dress code shoes 

Where and how do I receive the uniform items provided by YES Prep?  

Families can receive their students’ one (1) YES Prep polo and four (4) spirit shirts at the “Back to School Bash” from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, August 10. 

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

More information will be provided later regarding purchasing additional YES Prep spirit shirts and polo shirts.  

*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 may choose between pants, skirts, or shorts of the following:   

  • Khakis (any color)  

  • Jeans (any color)  

  • Athletic bottoms (any color) 

Additional Bottom Requirements: 

  • Students may not wear pajama pants  

  • Shorts and skirts should be no shorter than mid-thigh.  

  • Bottoms may have holes/tears below the knee or with leggings underneath.  

  • Students are not required to wear belts. 



For safety purposes, all shoes must meet the following criteria:  

  • Closed-toed  

  • Must have backs (i.e. no slides)  

  • Must have hard soles (i.e. no slippers)  

  • Any color is permitted  

  • Crocs are allowed in sport mode only 

YES Prep Shirts 

  • On Monday, students are required to wear a designated Northside Polo 

  • On Tuesdays-Thursdays students are required to wear any YES Prep Northside T-shirt (Spirit Shirts, Senior Signing Day t-shirts, YES Prep Northside athletics t-shirts, etc.)  

Students are not required to tuck in shirts. 

Free Dress Shirts 


Free Dress Shirts can be worn on Fridays.  

Clothing should meet the following criteria:  

  • T-shirts are acceptable; however all clothing and accessories must be school appropriate: YES Prep prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on T-shirts that are lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene or that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance, show gang affiliation, or depict violence in any way.  

  • No tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, net or sheer tops, shirts with spaghetti straps, or strapless tops for any student.  

  • No bare midriffs (half shirts) allowed for any student.  

  • No open-toed shoes. 



Students may wear any outerwear as long as it is appropriate. However, students may also have the option of purchasing the following from YES Prep or Athletic Departments to build school-pride and community: Students may choose from the following:  

  • YES Prep sweatshirt (purchased through YES Prep) 

  • YES Prep cardigan (purchased through YES Prep) 

  • Campus athletics department outwear (purchased through campus Athletics Department)  

  • Campus-issued grade level or spirit sweatshirts etc. (purchased through campus as applicable)  

Students may wear hoodies but may not wear hoods that cover their heads/faces on campus. 



Students may have visible piercings and tattoos as long as messaging and images are school-appropriate.  

Accessory items that are spiked (bracelets, belts, collars) are not permitted due to safety reasons.   

Students may wear a variety hairstyles and colors. Head shaving designs are permitted as long as images are school-appropriate.  

Hats and sunglasses are not permitted for safety purposes.  

Religious head-coverings are permitted. 

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.