Dress Code

  • Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute Dress Standards 2018-2019 (Print Version - PDF)

    To enhance a dynamic learning experience that encourages critical thinking, inspires confidence and nurtures the intellectual and social development necessary for success in college, career, and life, the following dress code applies to all scholars of Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute:

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays:  Scholars are expected to wear their black bottoms, polos, and black shoes (casual-may be black tennis shoes/sneakers).

    Acceptable Tops:

    • Solid maroon, white, or black collared pique, polo shirts (no t-shirts, no emblems other than school crest; no fitted shirts).
    • Black, white, grey, or maroon undershirts only.
    • Outerwear (sweaters, sweatshirts, and jackets) must have the GPCI logo/crest in order to be worn inside. *Please plan accordingly.

    Acceptable Bottoms:

    • Appropriate fitting black or pants. Note: There are NO skinny or low rise cut pants on any vendor list. Please be mindful when purchasing to ensure your scholar has professional, modest fitting bottoms.
    • Finger-tip length black or plaid (school colors) skirts.
    • Finger-tip length shorts (*Classified as walking shorts; purposefully longer cut).

    No jeans (denim), jeggings, sweats, cargo pants, or athletic shorts.

    No embellishments, embroidery, tags, etc.

    Thursdays:  All scholars will wear dress uniforms:  black bottoms, embroidered oxford, professional ties/cross ties, leather belt (if applicable), and black dress shoes.

    Young Ladies: 

    • Choice of dress pants or skirt with dress button down shirt. Button down shirt must have embroidered GPCI crest.
    • Cross tie or professional tie.
    • Dress shoes: closed toe; modest heel (optional).
    • Proper hosiery: socks in white, black, maroon (no over the knee/thigh), panty hose (professional pattern only; acceptable colors: black, white, maroon, grey).
    • Black leather belt if bottoms have loops.

    Young Men:

    • Dress pants with dress button down shirt. The button down shirt must have embroidered GPCI crest.  (May be long-sleeved or short-sleeved.)
    • Professional tie/bow tie (solid or prints in school colors only: black, maroon, white, grey/silver).
    • Dress shoes: closed toe, professional in style (no leather tennis shoes/canvas).
    • Socks (black, white, or maroon).
    • Black leather belt if bottoms have loops.

    **High school scholars will need a dress blazer (by November).  Young men will need a black business tie. 

    Spirit Days/Free Dress Days: Specific criteria for spirit/free dress days will be outlined prior to the date.  A scholar may wear jeans and a college shirt or campus spirit shirt of his/her choosing.  The standard school dress code will be followed for the first three (3) weeks of school to ensure that every scholar has a clear grasp of the expectations. 

    Outerwear

    • Sweater vest and/or cardigan with the embroidered GPCI crest.

    Accessories:

    • Students are required to wear a belt, if the bottoms have loops.
    • Black leather belts on dress days with modest buckles. No character or unprofessional buckles.

    Physical Education Uniforms

    • PE t-shirt and athletic shorts (uniform)
    • Comfortable tennis shoes (any color; may not be worn in hallways)
    • Appropriate socks
    • Deodorant recommended; no body spray, please.

    Uniforms are $20 (cash only).  This payment is made directly to GPCI.  You may pay at one of our uniform events at GPCI (dates TBD).

    Optional Pieces: (through Rally Sportswear)

    • Gildan heavy-blend crewneck w/2 color imprint-$18.00
      • (charcoal)
      • Sizes: AS-5X #18000
    • Gildan dry-blend sweatpants with open hem w/1-color imprint-$20.00
      • Charcoal
      • Sizes: AS-2X #13300

    Cooler Months:  A scholar may choose to wear solid color sweats OVER their PE uniform.  They should be modest with no writing and in school colors only (maroon, black, white, and grey).  They can come from any vendor.  Please ensure they meet specifications (no stretch, yoga, or pajama pieces will be allowed).