Dress Code

In collaboration with the community, staff, and faculty, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College determined that Dr. Martin Luther King Early College have a distinctive middle school and high school dress code:

COVID 19 Dress Code:

MASKS-ALL STUDENTS are expected to arrive at school wearing a mask during the entire school day. Students will be given “mask breaks” throughout the day, their teachers will lead them in what this break will look like safely. Students may remove their mask during lunchtimes as they are socially distanced from other students *guidelines subject to change

BACKPACKS- ALL STUDENTS are expected to carry all of their belongings in a CLEAR backpack. This policy was created not only as an additional safety measure, but also this year because students will not have access to lockers. Clear backpacks can be found on Amazon and other locations for as low as $10. Students may keep smaller, personal belongings (feminine products, money, etc.) in a smaller, opaque holder within the clear backpack.

Dress Code – High School

High School Dress Code Agreement and Expectation

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.

  • Students must be passing ALL classes
  • Have LESS THAN 10 absences in any individual class
  • Meet the behavioral expectations of the school (No referrals or habitual discipline issues)
dress code policy

Uniform Policy

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

*DMLK polo shirts and hoodies are sold through the school Treasurer.

Simply: 

  • Collared DMLK shirt-SOLID grey or light blue
  • Bottoms – Black Pants or Black or denim jeans
  • DMLK apparel approved by Principals

Top 

  • Collared shirt-SOLID grey or light blue with DMLK logo ONLY
  • DMLK top (Any DMLK top purchased or received from the school is allowed to be worn)
  • NO PE shirts 
  • Scarves are allowed
                    NO spaghetti straps or crop tops; stomachs and chests must be
                      covered 
  • No hats, berets, beanies, etc. 
    • Shirts do not need to be tucked in but must not be excessively
                        long    
  • NO hoodies other than DMLK grey hoodies
  • Outermost layer must be an DMLK approved top

Bottom: 

  • Black pants or Black or denim jeans
  • 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 
  • Slacks/Pants must fit at the waist – sagging pants are NOT PERMITTED
  • Solid white, gray and tan tights may be worn under a skirt or
                      shorts, but the skirt or shorts must meet the requirements outlined
                      above. 
  • Hats, coats and gloves need to be in the locker, not with you.

Shoes: 

•       NO Flip flops, house shoes, or slippers

**BLANKETS are not allowed and are not considered a part of the dress code

  • MLK apparel only. Hoodies with DMLK on it or sold through the school are only allowed.

Undershirt

  • White or gray ONLY
  • PE shirts are ok

Bottoms

  • Black pants or Black or denim jeans
  • 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!