Dress Code

Student Dress Code


The dress and grooming of Orange County Public Schools' students shall contribute to the health and safety of the individual, promote a positive educational environment, and not disrupt the educational activities and processes of the school. These standards of dress and grooming apply to all students in the public schools of Orange County unless a specific exemption is granted by the principal. Any request for an exemption shall be made to the principal.


1. Clothes shall be worn as they are designed. For example, suspenders should be over the shoulders, pants secured at the waist, belts buckled, no underwear as outerwear, no underwear exposed.


2. Clothing must cover the body from one armpit across to the other armpit and down to approximately midthigh. Tops must have straps. Undergarments must not be viewable. Rips, holes, or tears in clothing must be below the knee.


3. Shoes shall be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment. The following shoes are not acceptable for any OCPS student: cleated shoes or shoes with wheels.


4. Headgear shall not be worn on campus during the school day unless the headgear is approved by the principal. Headgear includes, but is not limited to, hats, visors, du-rags, bandannas, bonnets, hoodies, shower caps, sunglasses, etc.


5. Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms, or safety gear and must be approved by the principal before being worn during the school day.


6. See-through, revealing, or mesh garments must not be worn without appropriate coverage underneath that meets the minimum requirements of this dress code.


7. Gang paraphernalia, garments and/or jewelry, tattoos, or other insignias, which display or suggest sexual, vulgar, drug, alcohol, or tobacco-related wording/graphics or may tend to provoke violence or disruption in school shall not be worn.


8. Clothing must not state, imply, or depict hate speech or imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected class.


9. Clothing and accessories which endanger students or staff shall not be worn.


The principal reserves the right to determine what appropriate dress is for the school as detailed in these minimum standards. In compliance with Florida Emergency Order 2020-25 Regarding COVID-19, all students, staff, and visitors to campus must wear a face covering which fits snugly and covers both the nose and mouth. Face masks with respirators are NOT permitted. If a student does not have an approved face mask the school will provide one.