The primary purpose of the Prospect Ridge Academy dress code is to create a professional, safe, and respectful community where students can place their sole focus on learning.
The dress code is in effect from the start of the school day until students have completed all their activities for the day and have left the building. The Prospect Ridge Academy dress code will be strictly enforced. Students out of dress code will be asked to change into dress code clothes that the school provides.
Parents/students accept this Dress Code as a condition of attending PRA and will not argue its points with PRA Administration and staff. PRA Administration will determine whether a student is in compliance with the Dress Code. Parents/students recognize that PRA Administration may send a student home if the student’s appearance is not in compliance with the Dress Code or if the student appearance is inappropriate or distracting. Parents/students further understand that continued non- compliance of the Dress Code may result in disciplinary action.
K-8 Dress Code
Students may wear any solid color shirt (no patterns) with collar and sleeves. The only allowable logo is a PRA logo, but it is optional.
Students may wear any solid color sweater, including cardigans, pullovers or sweater vests, over an approved collared shirt.
All shirts should hang loosely and must cover the bottom of the waistband of the lower garment.
Dress shirts are to be tucked in (straight-hemmed shirts need not be tucked in).
Pants and Shorts
Students may wear khaki, navy, black, or grey pants or shorts that hang from the waist with no undergarments showing.
Shorts must fall no higher than three (3) inches above the knee.
Leggings are permitted only under skirts, dresses, or jumpers.
Sweat pants, yoga pants, and the like are permitted only during Physical Education (PE).
Girls may wear khaki, navy, black, or grey skirts, skorts, or jumpers.
Girls may wear any solid color polo dress with sleeves or a sleeveless dress covered with an
Dresses and jumpers must fall no higher than three (3) inches above the knee.
Skirts and skorts must hang from the waist and fall no higher than three (3) inches above the
Belts are optional.
Ties are optional.
Shoes are to fully enclose the feet; no open-toed, sling-backed or barebacked shoes.
NOT PERMITTED: shoes with built-in wheels.
High School Dress Code
Any clothing or other items that promote violence, gangs, drug use, tobacco or alcohol products, or displays obscene messages/images will not be permitted.
Fabric for all clothing must be opaque (not see-through). Distressed clothing will not be permitted.
Clothing must not have graphics, including text.
Athletic shorts, track or sweatpants, and tank tops will not be permitted except during PE classes.
Closed-toe footwear must be worn at all times.
Hats, hoods, bandanas, do-rags, combs/picks, sunglasses, or any items that may conceal a student’s identity CANNOT be worn in school at any time. Coats CANNOT be carried or draped on student’s arms.
Hair should be neat and clean and must be of natural tones. Extreme hairstyles (such as
Students shall wear shirts that allow for participation in campus events. This includes collared shirts, blouses, business casual tops, solid-color T-shirts, and PRA spirit wear/college wear.
The student’s trunk and torso must be covered.
Students shall wear bottoms including pants, skirts and shorts that are in good condition, free of rips and tears, and cover undergarments.
The hem of shorts and skirts must fall below the fingertips when the arms are resting at the student’s side - this includes uneven edged garments.
Leggings and tights may only be worn underneath skirts or dresses that meet the above guidelines.
Spirit Days Dress Code
Student Council will determine a theme. Past themes include:
crazy hair, Hawaiian, 80’s, superhero, etc. On those theme days, students may dress according to the theme; participation is optional. If they choose not to participate, they must be in dress code. Some of these special spirit days are $1 for students to participate. Money raised goes toward groups’ activities, charities, and our sponsorship of a student in Africa.
All clothing must be neat, clean, and in good repair and without holes and frays.
Anything with words or images of violence, death or suggestive behavior is not acceptable.
Undergarments should not be visible.
Clothing that is too short, too tight, or too revealing is not acceptable.
Parents and students are expected to use their best judgment regarding jewelry and make-up.
Students are expected to remain in dress code during lunch. Prepare accordingly by bringing a
jacket or coat that meets dress code.