Dress Code

All students who attend  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College must comply with the dress requirements during the school day. Failure to arrive at school in proper attire may result in phone calls home for change of clothing and/or detention for students who dress inappropriately.

Dress Code - High School

The following uniform agreement for free dress has been put in place for high school students only.
If the following requirements below are not met,the traditional  DMLK uniform policy will be enforced.

Collared Shirt

  • Blue, black, white, or grey
  • Any combination of those 4 colors
  • No PE shirts

Bottoms

  • Black only – Black denim is acceptable
  • Shorts and skirts need to be at least past the fingertips or mid-thigh whichever is longer
  • No workout pants, gym shorts, yoga pants, or pajamas.
  • Leggings CANNOT be a top layer

Top

  • Jackets, vests, and sweatshirts DO NOT count as a collar.
  • No middle school sport hoodies- Only Montbello and MLK sport clubs are okay
  • Scarves are okay IF a collared shirt is present AND the scarf is blue, black, white, grey
  • No cleavage
  • No hats, berets, beanies, etc.

Shoes

  • NO flip flops, house shoes, or slippers

Electronics

  • May be used during lunch or off periods
  • All electronics (including headphones) should not be visible in class. They must be in your locker or
  • backpack. Your pocket does not count!

Additional Notes

  • Athletes can wear jerseys ONLY on game days
  • Bottom must still follow dress code
  • Dressing up means dress pants or skirt/dress and blouse or button up shirt
  • School spirit shirts are acceptable
Dress Code - Middle School

Collared Shirt

  • White or gray
  • Shirts can be worn out but must not be excessively long

Undershirt

  • White or gray ONLY
  • PE shirts are ok

Bottoms

  • Solid white, gray and tan/khaki pants may be worn
  • Tan ONLY Shorts and skirts need to be at least past the fingertips or mid-thigh, whichever is longer
  • No workout pants, gym shorts, yoga pants, or pajamas
  • Leggings CANNOT be a top layer
  • Belts must not have any insignia’s on them and worn in the belt loops
  • Slacks/Pants must fit at the waist-sagging pants that drag on the ground are not permitted
  • Corduroy material is acceptable

Top

  • Jackets, vests and sweatshirts
  • DO NOT count as a collar
  • No PE shirts
  • Scarves are okay if a collared shirt is present AND the scarf is white or gray
  • No cleavage
  • No hats, berets, beanies, etc.

Sweaters / Sweatshirts

  • Solid white or gray sweaters or sweatshirts WITHOUT a hood are allowed
  • Solid white or gray collared shirt must be visible underneath

Shoes

  • No flip-flops, house shoes, or slippers

Additional Notes

  • Any logos on clothing may be no larger than 2″ x 2″ and may not contain any references to alcohol or illegal substances, gangs or violence, or inappropriate sexual content
  • Hats and gloves need to be in the locker, not in your pocket
  • Athletes can wear jerseys ONLY on game days, bottom must still follow dress code
  • Athletic T-shirts are NEVER okay
  • Dressing up means dress pants or skirt/dress and blouse or button up shirt
  • School spirit shirts may be worn year-round
  • All electronics (including headphones) should not be visible in class. They must be in your locker. Your pocket does not count!