School Dress Code Policy
The purpose of the Pikes Peak Prep uniform code is to create a professional, safe, and respectful community where students can place their sole focus on learning. The uniform code is in effect from the start of the school day until the end of the school day. Students are required to follow the uniform code Monday through Friday. On occasion, and as scheduled by the administration, the dress code will be modified such as on class picture day, spirit day, college shirt day, or as a reward.
Parent and Staff Responsibilities
Parents have the responsibility to ensure that their children arrive at school in the proper uniform. Within the school, the uniform code will be enforced by the classroom teachers, other staff members, and Pikes Peak Prep administrators who will make final decisions regarding uniform issues. Cheerful, consistent compliance with our dress code policy by all is expected.
Dress Code Wear Guidance
Students are expected to be dressed neatly, be well groomed and give a general good appearance. Approved dress code clothing needs to be of appropriate size/fit, with no holes and in good repair and must be worn as intended by the policy. A student can be out of compliance for wearing non-approved items, or by wearing approved items in a manner that is sloppy, immodest, or otherwise inappropriate.
Monday – Thursday: Regular Dress Days
- Shirts must be polo-style, with a collar and buttons.
- The following colors are allowed:
- Forest green, black, white, pink, or gold
- All shirts must be buttoned all the way except for the top button.
- Shirts must be shirts tucked in.
- Pants must be tan or black.
- They must be full length and cannot be a denim or stretch material.
Additional female clothing:
- Girls may wear tan or black skirts or jumpers.
- Skirts should be worn with shorts underneath.
- Girls may also wear polo-style dresses. These dresses must be follow the same guidelines as shirts.
- Dresses and jumpers must extend to the top of the knee.
- Girls may wear solid black, tan, or white tights with the jumper, skirt, or polo-style dress.
Shoes and Socks:
- All shoes must be closed-toed with a heel no higher than one inch.
- No sandals, crocks, “heelies,” flip-flops, or slippers are permitted.
- Socks may be any color.
- If the pants have belt loops, students in grades 3-12 must wear a belt.
- Belts must be solid colored and not distract from the learning environment.
- Hats or caps are not allowed in any building on campus.
- Hats or caps will be permitted outside on school grounds during cold weather at the discretion of the administration.
- Students may wear their choice of outerwear to and from school and during recess or outside transitions, but outerwear will not be worn in the building.
- Sweaters and sweater vests may be worn as part of the uniform. Sweaters and sweater vests must be solid green, black, white, yellow, or pink. A uniform shirt must be underneath sweaters and sweatshirts.
- Every student who has physical education (K-8 and some high school students) will need a pair of non-marking tennis shoes for P.E. Students may also choose to dress in athletic wear for a P.E. class. Shirts can be a plain solid-color, athletic t-shirt. PPP eagle t-shirts are allowed (no sleeveless or tank-tops). Athletic shorts may be worn.
Additional Dress Guidance:
- For K-8 students, students may wear small stud earrings in their ears.
- For 9-12 students, all earrings must be smaller than a quarter.
- Final discretion regarding piercings will be enforced by the administrative staff.
- All other jewelry must be conservative, non-offensive, and not draw undue attention.
- Visible tattoos are not permitted for students in grades K-12. On a case-by-case basis, a parent/guardian may request a waiver of the visible tattoo policy for a high school student if the tattoo is of special medical or religious significance. Such granting of a waiver will be at the sole discretion of the principal.
Friday Dress Code:
Students may choose to wear typical Monday-Thursday dress OR students may wear:
- Pikes Peak Prep spirit shirt
- College shirt or college sweatshirt
- Jeans (not ripped or torn)
Purchasing School Uniforms
Parents may buy school uniforms from local stores (Walmart, JC Penny, Target, etc.).