Dress Code

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

Will uniforms be required for students?    

Gulfton Secondary students are required to wear a YES Prep polo shirt every Monday and a YES Prep spirit shirt Tuesday through Friday to strengthen school pride, unify the community and to promote a college-going culture.  On Fridays, students have the option to wear a college/university shirt. 






Gulfton Polo 

Spirit Shirt 

Spirit Shirt 

Spirit Shirt 

Spirit Shirt or College/University SWAG 


All YES Prep Gulfton Secondary students will be provided with one (1) YES Prep polo and four (4) YES Prep 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 shirt  

  • 1 Polo 

  • Clear backpack 

Items to Purchase at a Store 

  • Dress code bottoms 

  • Dress code shoes 

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

Families will receive the provided uniform bundle (1 polo and 4 spirit shirts) at the “Back-to-School" event on August 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for middle school families and August 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for high school families.

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 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.  



  • Jeans 

  • Khaki pants 

  • Jean/Khaki Shorts – must be longer than fingertips when placed by your side 

  • Skirts – must be longer than fingertips when placed by your side 

  • Athletic bottoms and pajamas are not permitted. 

  • Bottoms with tears/holes are not permitted at any time. 



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

• Closed-toed 

• Must have backs 

• Must have hard soles 

• Any color is permitted 

• Crocs, slides, sandals and slippers are not permitted at any times. 


Students will only be permitted to wear YES Prep branded tops. This includes: 

• YES Prep or YES Prep Gulfton polo  

• YES Prep or YES Prep Gulfton spirit shirt  

• YES Prep Gulfton athletics shirts 

• YES Prep Gulfton organization or grade level shirt (current or former) 

On Fridays, students can wear college or university branded items. This could include: 

• College or University t-shirt 

• College or University sweatshirt 

Students are not required to tuck in shirts.   



Students may wear: 

  • YES Prep Gulfton or YES Prep Public Schools branded outerwear 

  • Solid blue or gray branded outerwear 

  • Jackets or sweaters 



  • Students may have visible piercings and tattoos if 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.