The Pikes Peak Safe @ School Coalition (PPS@SC) conducted “Project Prom: 2015” surveying local high schools in our community regarding their prom policies.

We would like to thank all the local high schools who answered all our questions, and especially the high schools making an effort for all students to be safe and included. We would also like to thank all the PPS@SC members who helped us conduct this year’s survey.

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Below are the questions asked and our Key Findings:

During Project Prom: 2015, 26 local high schools 23 replied to our questionnaire. We found 22 of the high schools would be hosting prom for students, and as we continued to ask questions from our survey the responses decreases.

Will students be allowed to bring a date of the same gender?
Out of the 20 high school responses: 19 answered yes, and 1 answered they did not know and it had not been discussed.

Nationally 18.1% of students were prevented from attending a dance or function with someone of the same gender. (GLSEN National School Climate Survey 2013)

Will students be allowed to bring a date of the same gender?

Out of the 20 high school responses: 19 answered yes, and 1 answered they did not know and it had not been discussed.

Nationally 18.1% of students were prevented from attending a dance or function with someone of the same gender. (GLSEN National School Climate Survey 2013)

Does your school have a prom dress code and would be willing to share it with us? Could you explain if wearing opposite gender clothing would be accepted?

Out of the 19 high school responses: 7 answered yes, 7 answered yes so long as they follow the dress code, 1 answered they did not have a dress code, 3 answered they were unsure, and 1 answered no.

For the schools that were unsure they did not feel it would be an issue, however, they did not have an official answer to share.

31.6% of transgender students had been prevented from wearing clothes considered inappropriate based on their legal sex. (GLSEN National School Climate Survey 2013)

If your school is offering discounts to couples, will this offer be extended to same gender couples as well?

Out of the 17 high school responses: 6 schools answered yes, 8 answered they will only be selling individual tickets, and 3 answered no.

Click here for the full report.