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MCHS Dress Code

The MCHS faculty and administration encourage students to consider the school setting as their “world of work” and to dress appropriately.  Students should dress and groom themselves in a manner that will not be distracting to other students.

The following guidelines should be followed:

  1. Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no more than six inches above the knee when kneeling and be of proper fit and size.
  2. Head apparel must not be worn inside the school building.
  3. Clothing, belts, and galluses must be properly fastened.  “Sagging” is not allowed.  Pants must be worn at the natural waistline.  Wallet chains and belt chains are also not permitted.
  4. Clothing that advertises/promotes alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, violence, vulgar/obscene language, or groups that promote such will not be permitted.  
  5. Clothing that represents gang membership or activity, by color or by design, is not allowed.  Tattoos, haircuts, and drawings that symbolize gang membership are not allowed.
  6. Shirts and blouses must completely cover the abdomen, back, and shoulders.  Sleeveless tops must have a collar or banded neck with a fitted armhole.
  7. Prohibited items include but are not limited to the following:
  • Tank tops - Deep V-neck tops - Cut-off jeans
  • Spaghetti Strap Tops - Bicycle shorts - Taps
  • Cut-off Tops - Nylon shorts - Metal Cleats
  • See-through tops - Sweat shorts - Clothing made of
  • Midriff tops - Athletic shorts   spandex, lycra or
  • Backless tops - Jogging shorts   stretch material.
  • Strapless tops - Pants with holes - Sunglasses   revealing flesh

Any other personal dress and/or grooming standards determined to be disruptive or distracting from proper school activities are not permitted. The school administration reserves the right to determine whether the student’s attire is within the limits of decency and modesty.

Consequences:  Students who violate the dress code will be subject to disciplinary action including out of school suspension.