Dress Code

Students are expected to dress in an appropriate fashion that does not interfere with or distract from the educational process. Clothing should be clean, in good repair, and worn in an appropriate manner. Footwear is required at all times. Certain classes may require that students wear hard-toed shoes. This code has been established to promote a productive learning environment free of distractions or disruptions, a safe and healthy school environment free of drugs and weapons, and a proactive direction away from gangs.

Students may not wear:

1. Clothing that is disruptive to the educational process, which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • tight or revealing clothes
  • bare midriffs, backless tops, strapless tops, tube tops
  • clothes which allow undergarments to be exposed
  • swimsuit or underwear-style clothing, i.e., camisole top, slip dress
  • pajamas/house shoes or other inappropriate dress

2. Clothing, accessories, or tattoos that contain or display symbols or slogans which are degrading to and which include but are not limited to the following:

  • cultures
  • genders
  • religion
  • race
  • ethnic values

3. Clothing, accessories, or tattoos that refers to or glorify the following and which include but are notlimited to the following:

  • profanity/vulgarity
  • sex
  • drugs
  • illegal activities
  • alcohol
  • tobacco
  • violence
  • weapons

4. Clothing, accessories, or tattoos that are associated with or have a known gang relationship which include but are not limited to the following:

  • iron cross/any altered version of a cross imprinted on notebooks, clothing or accessories
  • any apparel with the word "Skin", "Metal Mullisha", "Independent", "N.W.O.C." (North West Orange County), "Confederate flag" or altered versions of these words or images
  • hats or items of clothing that are not of a commercial nature or have been altered or added to (i.e. personal names, nicknames, aliases, etc.). LAHS related clothing is an exception
  • any combination of apparel deemed gang related as concluded by law enforcement agencies, i.e., cut off pants with socks pulled above the bottom of the pant
  • boots with red, blue, or white laces or other hate symbolic items
  • spiked or potentially dangerous jewelry, accessories, i.e., large rings studded leather wrist bands, etc.
  • bandannas worn or hanging from clothes
  • pants that do not stay up without a belt, suspenders, etc. (Pants must fit at the waist without alterations and be worn above the buttocks)
  • jewelry or accessories with gang symbols, ie., Confederate flag
  • trench coats

Note: The above list is used as a guide, but other dress styles or items of clothing, etc., may be added as gang styles change.

A first dress code violation results in a 25 minute detention. On the second dress code violation, the student receives a Saturday School. Repeat violators are suspended.


The Formal Dance Dress Code has been established to provide a special evening of ethical and moral behavior to promote a safe and healthy environment free of disruption.  Students are expected to dress in appropriate evening attire.  Clothing should be clean, in good repair, and worn in an appropriate manner.  The following are examples of what to wear:

Males Females
Dress slacks/long sleeve dress shirt and tie Formal Dress – just above the knee or longer
Dress slacks/long sleeve dress shirt, tie and sweater Blouse/skirt – knee length or longer
Sports coat with the above  Dress slacks/blouse/Pant suit
Suit or Tuxedo Comfortable Shoes (no flip flops)
Appropriate dress shoes

It is customary for girls to bring a second pair of shoes for dancing (no slippers, or flip flops)

The following are examples of what NOT to wear:  Costumes, revealing/transparent clothes, shorts, bare midriffs, sweats, micro mini dresses/skirts, t-shirts, crop tops, cargo pants,  canes, combat boots, flip flops, wigs, and do-rags. 

If inappropriate attire is worn, individuals will be asked to go home to change.  No refund will be issued for dress code violations or attire deemed inappropriate.  It is your responsibility to check your attire prior to the dance if you have concerns.