MC2 STEM High School Health & Safety

Dress the Part - Dress for STEM

Proper dress code for STEM students requires certain considerations. Because our school day may involve hands-on physical activities or working in a dangerous environment like the Fab Lab, students are required to wear comfortable clothing that not only allows them to perform their work efficiently but protects them from hazards. At the same time, they also need to appear professional to peers, potential employers, and visitors. It is with this in mind that MC2 STEM High School follows the Dress the Part - Dress for STEM dress code that emulates the dress code of a professional, STEM, working environment.

Dress Code Allowance

(wear this)

Dress Code Exclusions

(DO NOT wear this)

Polos & Button-Up Tops
Plain Sweaters & Sweatshirts
Jeans & Khakis (without holes)
Jeans & Khakis (without holes)
Hoodies (hoods kept down)
Hoodies (hoods kept down)
Closed Toe Sneakers
Closed Toe Dress Shoes
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NO tanks or sleeveless tops
NO Offensive/Unsafe Writing
NO Crops or Half Shirts
NO Pants with Holes
NO Skirts or Dresses
NO Shorts of Capri Pants
Hoods must STAY DOWN
NO Headgear
NO Open Toe Shoes
NO Slides, Slippers, or Sandals
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Dressing UP: Students are able to dress up (dresses, skirts, heels, ties, etc.) for special school events/presentations and certain field trips.

Dressing DOWN: Students are able to dress down (t-shirts, slides, joggers, shorts, etc) for school dress down days and physical activity days that are identified in the weekly notes

Clothing Exclusions are in place to protect the health and safety of our students. Closed Toe shoes and Long Pants are intended to protect the lower half of your body while working with tools and equipment. Sleeves and body coverings are intended to provide protection when working with power tools. Hats and hoods are restricted to ensure that all students can properly hear and see while working in a lab setting, though head coverings such as wraps without hanging cloth are sometimes beneficial in keeping long hair out of your face while working in a lab setting.


Above all, safety is our number one priority for student dress code. Additionally, clothing should be neat, unwrinkled, clean, and well-maintained. Students should avoid torn, frayed and dirty clothing, and anything with words, logos, or pictures that may be deemed offensive. None of this is professional and doesn't set a good image for your school. Your goal is to build cohesiveness with peers and colleagues in a professional setting.

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