• At A. Philip Randolph Career Academies we are building a professional career ready campus. As such, the expectation is that all students will dress appropriately at all times. Students will be allowed to wear acceptable attire, as outlined below from the DCPS Code of Conduct. Individual academy instructors will provide students with classroom dress code requirements for attire that is to be worn daily in their academy classes.

    As we move forward in our Mission and Vision for APR, we will be presenting a preferred Academy Professional Attire look. More and more Business Partners visit our campus, they will be looking at students to determine if they would be a good fit for their company.  How you present yourself, visually, is the first impression they receive. See professional dress for each academy below:

    Academy Professional Attire:  Academy Dress Document

    Construction Academies (Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Welding) 

    Polo Shirt

    Pants-Jeans/Khaki pants (belt required) (Welding shirt/pants must be 100% Cotton)

    Shoes - Black, Brown or Tan leather work shoes

    Cosmetology Acacemy

    Black Scrubs

    Flats, closed toe shoes

    Criminal Justice

    Polo shirt (light blue preferred)

    Pants - Black slacks or black BDU's are acceptable (belt required)

    Shoes - Black

    Health Science


    Flats, closed toed

    Fire & Rescue

    Polo shirt (red preferred)

    Pants - Khaki slacks or khaki shorts (belt required)

    Black Shoes

    Information Technology/SWAG

    Beginning on the first day of class, students will not be allowed in class if they are out of uniform
    Student ID on a lanyard and worn around the neck on display at all times
    Black polo shirt or short-sleeved dress shirt (logos, text or graphic images are prohibited)
    Khaki pants w/ black belt and positioned at top of the hip
    (No shorts, skirts or dresses may be worn)
    Black shoes that cover the entire foot

    Click Link for Document Download - Academy Dress Document

    ****Students who do not comply will be given a change of clothing to wear for the remainder of the day. This procedure limits the loss of classroom contact time.  

    GENERAL CODE OF APPEARANCE as per Duval County Public School System
    Each student has the responsibility to dress appropriately and have respect for self, others and the school environment. Wearing apparel, jewelry (such as body piercing (s), ornaments), hair, and general appearance shall not disrupt the classroom atmosphere, shall not be unusually provocative, and/or shall not violate health and safety rules of the school. These guidelines for dress and grooming are provided to assist parents/guardians and shall apply to all students in the Duval County Public Schools.

    Student dress and grooming shall be neat and clean, and follow the general guidelines below:

    • Shoes must be worn. Bedroom shoes or slippers shall not be worn.
    • Halter-tops, tank tops, backless tops, tops with thin or no straps, or tops that show midriff or expose the body are prohibited.
    • See-through or mesh garments shall not be worn without appropriate undergarments.
    • Form-fitting or overly tight clothing shall not be worn without appropriate outer garments.
    • Properly hemmed outer garments such as shorts, divided skirts, and dresses may be worn, provided they are not disruptive or distractive, as determined by the school administration. Garments including, but not limited to, such items as boxer shorts, traditionally designed as undergarments, may not be worn as outer garments.
    • Clothing and accessories shall not be worn if they display profanity, violence, lewd and obscene messages, sexually suggestive phrases, or advertisements, phrases or symbols of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs or other symbols phrases or advertisements that would be offensive to common propriety or decency.
    • Head coverings, including, but not limited to, caps, hats, bandannas, hair curlers, and/or sunglasses, shall not be worn on school property, unless required by a physician or authorized by school personnel.