OPA Dress Code

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

General appearance, clothing, hygiene, etc.

  • Clothing shall not have holes or excessive wear.
  • Body piercing is limited to earrings only.
  • No enlarged ear piercing, spikes or gauges allowed.
  • Hair must be clean, well-groomed and not distractive.
  • Only natural human hair colors will be allowed.
  • Hats are prohibited.
  • Students’ faces will be clean shaven or well groomed.
  • Modesty is required for all shirts and will be determined by both office staff and administration.
  • No clothing that exposes bare midriffs, buttocks or undergarments. Midriffs must remain covered when arms are raised.
  • Camisoles, or other undergarments, must not be visible.
  • Headbands, belts, bandanas, or any altering of clothing that has any gang relation/affiliation will not be allowed.

Tops-Collared Shirts:
Collared shirts may be either solid white, navy blue, or light blue with or without the school logo.

  • Shirts must have a collar and be long enough to remain tucked in and must be tucked in at all times during school hours.
  • Ninth graders may wear the shirts of the chosen color for the year.
  • Shirts can be long or short sleeved.
  • Capped sleeves are not allowed.
  • Shirts worn under the outer (collared) shirt must follow the dress code color designations.

Tops-Additional Layering:
Additional layering (sweaters, vests, etc.) may either be white, cream, tan, light blue, or navy blue.

  • Sweaters, or sweatshirts without hoods may be worn in class.
  • Sweaters and vests must be a solid color and free from logos, patterns, etc.
  • Half-zipped fleece with school colors may be worn.
  • Hooded sweatshirts may not be worn except outside during lunch or recess.
  • Outdoor jackets and coats are not allowed to be worn except outside during lunch or recess.

Pants must be khaki or navy blue, corduroys or Docker-type.

  • No denim jeans of any color may be worn.
  • Pants may be no larger than one size from a student’s fitted size.
  • Pants must stay fitted around the waist. Belts are required if pants do not stay at the waistline.
  • Skirt, dress, and short length must be no higher than two inches above the top of the kneecap. Skirt, dress, and short length will be determined with the waistband at the waist.
  • Leggings must be one of the following school colors: white, khaki/tan, or navy; leggings must be free from additional designs and patterns.
  • Socks must be non-distracting and school appropriate.

Students may wear any shoes that have a strap or some kind of back on the shoe so that it doesn’t slip off the feet.

  • No bare or stocking feet.
  • No open toe or open heeled shoes.
  • No slippers with or without soles.

Game Day Dress:
Game Day Dress will be allowed for students participating in sports.

  • Game Day Dress includes jerseys with uniform pants.
  • Game Day Dress requires jerseys to be tucked.
  • Game Day Dress should be communicated by coaches or captains to the front office, so it can be announced to all staff members each morning.

Uniform-Free Dress Day Standards:
First and Third Fridays are OPAPO dollar dress days; other Friday’s are school designated dress days unless otherwise designated. Consult the school calendar for more details.

  • All requirements under the “General appearance, clothing, hygiene, etc.” section above apply to free dress days.
  • Shorts and skirts need to follow the regular uniform dress code regarding length.
  • Shirts can be long or short sleeved. No tank tops or open shoulders
  • No clothing which displays obscene, vulgar, lewd, or sexually explicit words, messages, logos, or pictures.
  • No hoodies or shirts with hoods.
  • Clothing with holes or rips will be allowed only if there is appropriate material preventing exposed skin (leggings under ripped jeans, patches, etc).

Physical Education Uniforms:
Uniforms are available through the office.

  • 7th –9th grade students must wear PE uniforms during PE.
  • Shirts will be light blue.
  • Shorts will be knee length and navy blue or black in color.
    (See Dress Code Policy)

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.