All students are expected to take pride in their appearance and to dress and groom in a manner that will not disrupt the instructional climate at Ogden Preparatory Academy (OPA). This means clothing must be modest, and it must promote a safe environment. It is the responsibility of parents and students to ensure compliance with the dress code. For some visual examples check out the page under Parent Resources: School Uniforms
- Shirts may be either solid white, light blue or navy blue with or without the school logo. Ninth graders may wear a separate designated color. They must have a collar and be long enough to remain tucked in.
- They can be long or short sleeved.
- Capped sleeves are not allowed.
- Shirts worn under the outer shirt must be either white, light blue or navy blue.
- Pants must be khaki or navy blue corduroys or Docker-type. No pants made from materials that resemble denim or denim jeans of any color may be worn.
- Pants may not be larger than one size from a student’s fitted size.
Pants must stay fitted around the waist.
- Hooded sweatshirts may not be worn in class.
- All outer garments must be tucked in except sweaters.
- White, cream, tan or navy blue sweaters, vests and ½ zipped fleece with no hoods may be worn in class. NO JACKETS or HOODIES in class.
- All students must wear closed toe and closed heel shoes with socks/stockings.
- Body piercing is limited to earrings only.
- No enlarged ear piercing allowed.
- Hair must be clean, well-groomed and not distractive. Only natural-looking colored hair is acceptable. Bright colors will not be allowed.
- Hats or headgear are prohibited.
- Boys will be cleanly shaven.
- Modesty is required for all girls’ shirts.
- Camisoles must not be visible.
A choice of pants/capris, shorts, skirts or skorts that are no more than two inches above the knee. Midriff must remain covered. A simple test to be done at home to check shirt length is to have the student raise her hand to see if the midriff is covered. Skirt must be positioned at the waist. A modest form of jumper of the approved colors is also acceptable.
A choice of pants or knee length shorts.
Free Dress Day Standards
On free dress days, students are still expected to dress in a manner that positively impacts the learning environment. Clothing must be modest, tasteful, and it must not compromise safety standards for our students. The following standards include:
- Shorts and skirts need to be consistent with this policy.
- No tank tops
- No baggy pants
- No bare or stocking feet
- No open toed or heeled shoes
No hoodies or shirts with hoods
- No clothing which displays obscene, vulgar, lewd, or sexually explicit words, messages or pictures.
- No clothing that exposes bare midriffs, buttocks or undergarments.
- No clothing assumed as gang related.
Administration Has Discretion
This policy is intended to create a framework to meet the purpose as stated at the beginning of this policy. As styles change, or if questions arise, the school administration, as the Board of Directors’ designee, has the authority to determine if a student’s dress in keeping with this policy.