- (870) 424-6622
- Mountain Home, Arkansas
Aftercare Enrollment Packet 2019-2020
Dress Code and Appearance Standards
MHCA students can honor God & and reflect Christian values and character by taking pride in being well groomed and neatly dressed in clothing that is respectful and modest. Uniforms instill a sense of belonging, school pride, and self-discipline while fostering character development and encouraging academic excellence without the stress of competitive dress. We believe the cooperation of students, parents and academy personnel is necessary in maintaining the standards of the uniform and dress code. Please be mindful of this when academy clothes are purchased. Implementing the dress code is not the sole responsibility of the academy. Parents are asked to monitor their child’s attire.
Students are expected to observe neatness and cleanliness in dress and grooming. Dress or grooming which is sloppy or disruptive to the operation and standards of MHCA will not be permitted.
Students are expected to adhere to the dress code and appearance standards for all academy functions unless otherwise instructed in writing. For questions, please contact the academy administration.
Shirts - Solid, polo style shirts, embroidered with the school logo, in school colors of red, white, black or gray shall be worn. Shirts may be short or long-sleeved. Girls may wear sleeveless, classic, polo style shirts during warm weather months (tank tops/spaghetti straps not allowed). Solid colored white, gray, black or red t-shirts (short or long-sleeved), and turtleneck shirts may be worn under polo shirts. Shirts must be the appropriate size and length for each child.
Pants/Shorts - Must be solid, in school colors (red, white, black, gray), denim or khaki. Must not be faded, frayed, dingy-looking, or with holes. Short-length pants should not be more than the width of a dollar bill (2½”) above the kneecap when standing. They must be the appropriate size and length for each child.
Skirts/skorts/jumpers/capris - May be worn by girls and must be solid, in school colors (red, white, black, gray), denim or khaki. Must not be frayed, dingy-looking, or with holes. Must be no more than the width of a dollar bill (2½”) above kneecap when standing. Shorts should be worn under skirts. Solid color leggings, in school colors (red, white, black, gray) may be worn under skirts.
Dresses - Girls may wear solid, polo style dresses, embroidered with the school logo, in school colors of red, white, black or gray.
Shoes - Must be worn at all times and appropriate for outdoor play (and playground for K4 and K5). All shoes must have a "back". No flip flops or strapless shoes are allowed. “Heely”-type roller shoes are not allowed. House-slippers are not allowed. Non–marking shoes are to be worn on the gymnasium floor.
Outdoor Winter coats/sweaters/jackets/hoodies - May be worn to school and while students are outside during cold weather. Not for indoor use.
Indoor coats, sweaters, jackets and hoodies (including, but not limited to: fleece, vests, quilted flannel, sweatshirts, and lightweight nylon) MUST be solid, in school colors (red, white, black, gray). Must not have lettering or logos other than MHCA. Must not be faded, frayed, dingy-looking or with holes.
Indoor coats, sweaters, jackets and hoodies (including, but not limited to: fleece, vests, quilted flannel, sweatshirts, and lightweight nylon) MUST be solid, in school colors (red, white, black, gray). No pictures, patterns or designs. Must not have lettering or logos other than MHCA. Must not be faded, frayed, dingy-looking or with holes.
DEFINITION OF JACKET: A garment with sleeves for the upper body having a front opening (NOT something you pull over your head).
Accessories – girls may wear minor accessories in school colors only.
Fads - Fads are NOT permitted, including but not limited to: body piercing (with the exception of pierced ears for girls; no more than two sets of earrings, worn on the ear lobes only), fad bracelets, fad haircuts, fad hair coloring, feathers, gothic jewelry, chains, and leather; clothing with logos, emblems, patches, messages or symbols that disrespect the American flag or are questionable(promote drugs, alcohol, violence, tobacco, obscenity, vulgarity, sex, Satanism, etc.). This list is not all-inclusive and may change with time. The student’s appearance is subject to the approval of the staff and administration.
The following are specifically prohibited:
Body or hair paint
Body piercings (exception: girls may wear earrings, limited to 2 sets total, worn on lobes only)
Clothing of extreme style
Clothing that does not fit properly (size, style)
Clothing that is inappropriately ripped or torn
Dress or hairstyle contrary to good hygiene
Dress or hairstyle which is distracting
Goth style clothing/attire, accessories, hair, cosmetics
Flip flops, strapless shoes, Heely roller shoes, house slippers
Indoor wearing of hats/caps
Jogging pants or shorts
Provocative clothing (revealing - transparent, low cut, tight/form-fitting)
Shorts/skorts/skirts/jumpers no shorter than 2.5 inches above the knee
Sleeveless shirts (exception: classic polo-style shirts for girls)
Spaghetti straps that are exposed (camisole tops may be worn under other tops that are closed in front)
Sunglasses (unless permitted for special school events)
Tops with openings on the back or front
Hair– hair must be kept clean, neat, well-trimmed, well-groomed/styled, and natural in color (no blue, pink, purple, etc.). Boys’ hair should be no longer than to the top of the eyebrows and the top of the collar; must be kept out of face/eyes; may graze but not fully cover the ears.
Facial Hair– Facial hair or side facial hair is not allowed.