YES Prep Brays Oaks is no longer requiring students to wear school uniforms.  Instead, students may wear free dress, but must follow the free dress criteria listed below.

Free Dress Criteria

Clothing should meet the following criteria:

  • T-shirts are acceptable, however all clothing and accessories must be school appropriate: YES Prep prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on T-shirts that are lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene or that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance, show gang affiliation, or depict violence in any way.
  • No tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, net or sheer tops, shirts with spaghetti straps, or strapless tops for any student.
  • No bare midriffs (half shirts) allowed for any student.
  • No open-toed shoes.
  • All pants, shorts, and skirts must meet the criteria established in the “Bottoms” for pants/shorts/skirts (see below)

YES Prep polos will still be available for purchase if a student/family chooses to wear the polo as one of their daily shirt options.

Spirit Shirts

All students should own at least 1 campus spirit shirt and should have more available for families to purchase.

Note: Spirit shirts may also serve as Senior Signing Day shirts and should be offered in approved campus colors.


Students may choose between pants, skirts, or shorts of the following:

  • Khakis (any color)
  • Jeans (any color) with no holes, rips, or tears.
  • Joggers (any color, must be jean or khaki material- may not be sweat pant material)
  • Students may not wear leggings, jeggings, athletic or mesh shorts, workout bottoms, or pajama pants.
  • Pants may not have holes.
  • Shorts and skirts should be no shorter than mid-thigh.
  • Bottoms should be worn at the waist.

ID Badges

ID Badges must be worn by all students on lanyards and must be visible at all times.

If your student does not have a Student ID, a new one can be purchased from the front office.  All new students will be issued their first one for free.


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

  • Closed-toed
  • Must have backs (i.e. no slides)
  • Must have hard soles (i.e. no slippers)
  • Any color shoe is permitted
  • No shoes with heels over .5 inches


  • Students may have visible piercings and tattoos as long as 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.
  • Campuses can permit other head-coverings (i.e. scarves, wave caps) as it may be culturally responsive and affirming. Campuses may choose to not permit bandanas on campus if it impacts the safety of the learning environment.


  • Students may wear any outerwear as long as it is appropriate. However, students may also have the option of purchasing the following from YES Prep or Athletic Departments to build school-pride and community: Students may choose from the following:
    • YES Prep sweatshirt (purchased through YES Prep)
    • YES Prep cardigan (purchased through YES Prep)
    • Campus athletics department outwear (purchased through campus Athletics Department)
    • Campus-issued grade level or spirit sweatshirts etc. (purchased through campus as applicable)

*Note: Students may not wear hoods that cover their heads/faces on campus in order to meet safety expectations.

PE Uniform

  • Students may wear their own athletic wear for PE classes. YES Prep will not offer PE uniforms to be purchased through YES Prep. Clothing for PE class must:
  • Have school appropriate messaging
  • Meet criteria in the “Free Dress” category
  • Bottoms may not be higher than fingertip length above the knee