Dress Code

Special Programs Center Dress Code

Special Programs Center dress code, in coordination with the NISD dress code, must be followed as outlined below and in the NISD Student Handbook and Code of Conduct, which is posted on the campus website. Students are required to be in dress code every day, including the first day of placement.

All students are reminded that all attire must be in good taste. Clothes are not to be shared with other students.


  • Solid color t-shirt, polo-type, or button-down shirt
  • Long or short sleeve
  • Logos must be smaller than 2X2 inches

Coats and Sweatshirts:

  • Coats and/or jackets are not permitted in classrooms. (Daily storage location provided)
  • Solid color (white, grey, black), pull-over sweaters or sweatshirts are permitted
  • Sweatshirts must be free of pockets and hoods
  • Logos must be smaller than 2X2 inches

Pants, shorts, or skirts:

  • Pants must be worn at the natural waist
  • Solid color jeans, slacks, shorts or skirts (mid-thigh in length)
  • Must have finished hem
  • No rips, holes, or tears
  • No cargo, sweatpants or athletic shorts are permitted
  • No leggings, jeggings, and tights are permitted
  • Belts are not required unless pants/shorts/skirts do not fit at natural waist. Belts should be plain with no studs or designs.


  • Must be worn at all times
  • Must have a closed heel and toe
  • House shoes/slippers are not permitted
  • Shoes that have laces must be laced and tied at all times


  • Hats, head coverings, forehead coverings, caps, and bandanas are not permitted
  • Gloves, sunglasses, or distracting accessories are not permitted
  • Backpacks/bags/purses are not permitted
  • Cell phones need to be left at home or in student’s vehicle

Non-permissible items brought to school will be confiscated. Special Programs Center is not responsible for non-permissible items brought to school. Confiscated items may be returned to parents at the end of the program placement.

Parents will be contacted when students are in violation of the rules, dress code, or policies of Special Programs Center. Parents may be required to pick up students. If parents cannot be contacted, students may be placed in ISS the remainder of the day (with possible loss of points) and possible suspension the following day.