Dress Code


Student Dress Code is designed to maintain a level of personal hygiene necessary to ensure a healthy school environment, to ensure safety, to refrain from any mode of dress which distracts from the learning environment, and to reflect self-pride and pride in our school.  The dress code must be followed at all school functions on and off campus. 

The required standard of dress for students shall be as follows: 

Students shall dress, groom, and wear clothing that does not distract others or disrupts/interferes with the operation of school.  No excessive oversized clothing is allowed.  Clothing or accessories displaying or advertising substances illegal for minors is prohibited.  Suggestive phrases, designs, markings, profanities, or gang-related attire/items are also prohibited. 

All Students:  Reference MCSD Handbook 

Head: Caps, hats, bandannas of any color, bonnets, or outer scarves are not to be worn in the school building during the school day unless there is a special activity during which they are deemed appropriate by administration. 

Shoes: Must be worn at all times. However, flip-flops, thong sandals, shower shoes, slides, house slippers, or heels higher than two inches are PROHIBITED. 

Items such as chains on a belt, wallet, etc. and items with spikes, or bandannas worn around the leg or arm are not allowed. 

Pants/Skirts/Shorts: Sweatpants, athletic shorts, and wind pants that are considered athletic clothing are only allowed during PE.  Belts are required for pants that cannot be worn properly on or above the waist. Sagging pants will not be permitted. Pants with holes and/or ripped designs above the knee are not permitted. Shorts or skirts must fall no less than one inch above the knee. No tight-fitting pants, shorts, or skirts. No Pajama pants (flannel/ cotton/ silk, etc.) are allowed to be worn. Leggings are not to be worn as pants.  

Shirts: No sleeveless shirts or tank tops. No solid-colored t-shirts. Undershirts may not be worn as an outer shirt. Shirts must be worn under jackets. No crop tops, halter tops, undergarments, spaghetti straps, or see-through clothing is allowed. Midriffs should not be seen.  

NOTE: Bonafide religious attire is permitted. 

Back Packs – Only Clear or Mesh Back Packs (Book Bags)- are allowed to be carried throughout the instructional day at Arnold Magnet Academy. 


The school principal, assistant principal, or designee will make the final determination on whether a student’s dress conflicts with these guidelines.