Dress Code

2016-2017 DRESS CODE GENERAL GUIDELINES: All garments must be of a length and fit that are suitable to the build and stature of the student. Transparent clothing is prohibited. Clothing shall NOT have holes, tears, or rips. Clothing, jewelry, and accessories shall NOT convey messages that are: rude, vulgar/profane, violence/death oriented, gang-related (including known gang colors), sexually suggestive, or promote alcohol, drugs, or tobacco. Undergarments must be worn at all times and may NOT be visible. Consequences for violations of dress code will follow the ladder of degrees, including detention, Saturday school, in school suspension and out of school suspension. 

HEADGEAR: During regular school hours all headgear is prohibited, and includes baseball caps, transparent stocking caps, “do-rags”, bandannas, and sweatbands. On cold days, stocking caps/beanie’s (no baseball hats) may be worn over the head or ears when outside temperature falls below 60 degrees. All headgear is to remain in lockers or backpacks from 1st period until the end of the school day. 

UPPER GARMENTS: All upper garments must entirely cover the student’s back, shoulders, underarm, and midriff. Upper garments are required to have sleeves for both male and female students. The necklines of all upper garments must be modest. Low-cut necklines are prohibited and “cleavage” should NOT be visible. The following upper garments are prohibited: Tank tops of all kinds, tube tops, halter tops, “muscle” shirts, sports bras worn as shirts, pajamas, beachwear, and barebacked clothing (even if these are worn under overalls, jackets, or sweaters). 

LOWER GARMENTS: Pants, jeans, cropped pants, shorts, and skirts are considered acceptable attire. Lower garments shall be worn at the waist and shall NOT extend below the heel of the shoe in length. Shorts must have clearly discernable inseams of reasonable length and cover the buttocks. Dresses and skirts must reach a reasonable length. The following lower garments are prohibited: Pajamas, tights, spandex, leggings, bicycle shorts, “short-shorts”, and miniskirts. 

FOOTWEAR: Students may wear footwear commonly considered as beachwear unless a course of instruction requires them to wear safe and appropriate footwear to protect the student from injury (i.e. athletic shoes in physical education classes). 

ACCESSORIES: The following accessories are prohibited: dog collars, wallet chains, hair picks, chains connecting one part of the body to another or other jewelry/accessories that pose a safety hazard. 

Students found in violation of the MIHS Dress Code will be referred to the Dean’s Office and consequences for violations of dress code will follow a ladder of degrees including detention, Saturday school, in school suspension and out of school suspension. 

Specific Authority: Section 230.22(2), Florida Statues. Law Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: Sections 230.23(6)(a)(c), Florida Statutes. Adopted 8/16/77. Revised 8/24/99 & 6/13/00.