Dress Code

The purpose of this Dress Code Policy is to promote school unity and instill a safe learning environment of equality, discipline and self-respect. It is the responsibility of all parents and students at Leadership Learning Academy to read, understand and comply with the terms of this Policy.


  • Shirts must be solid colored light blue, navy blue, or white with or without authorized school logo (no teal, aqua, denim or other shades of blue are permitted).
  • Shirts must have a collar (full turtlenecks are acceptable as a “collared shirt”).
  • Shirts can be long or short sleeved.
  • Layering with a shirt underneath is permitted as long as the under layer is either solid white or blue.
  • Logos, embroidery or embellishments of any kind are not permitted. Notwithstanding the preceding prohibition, authorized school logos may be worn on shirts.
  • Shirts must be long enough to cover midriff.
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Sweaters & Vests

  • Must be either solid blue or white with or without authorized school logo.
  • No hoods allowed in classroom.


  • All bottoms must be a solid colored khaki or navy blue.
  • Jumpers, skirts, skorts and capris are allowed but must be knee length.
  • Collared dresses in navy or khaki may be worn.
  • Sweatpants, exercise pants, overalls or short shorts are not permitted.
  • Denim jeans are not permitted on normal dress days.


  • Jackets must be a solid colored light blue,  navy blue or white with or without a hood to be worn in the classroom. Hoods cannot be worn in the school.
  • Jackets that are not uniform colors can only be worn outside of the school.
  • School hoodies or jackets are allowed in the classroom.


  • Shoes must be “closed toe.”
  • Socks or stockings are required and must be solid navy or white.
  • No hats are permitted.
  • No makeup is permitted.
  • Hair must be neat and not distracting.
  • Ties are permitted.
  • Jewelry should be limited and not distracting.

General Policy Considerations

  • Clothing must be neat and in good condition. Rips, tears, and large stains are not permitted, even if put there by the manufacturer.
  • A “Free Dress Day” is a regular school day when various provisions of this Dress Code Policy will not be enforced. Free Dress Day standards are listed below.

Staff & Volunteers

All staff and volunteers are required to dress professionally and conservatively as not to expose any inappropriate skin on the body.

Enforcement & Interpretation

This Policy is intended to create a framework to meet the purpose described above.  As styles change, or if questions arise, the school administrator, as the Board of Directors’ designee, has the authority to determine if a student’s attire or appearance conforms to the provisions contained in this Policy.

Friday Casual Dress

Students are permitted to wear jeans (shorts, capris, skirts, long jeans) and uniform tops on Fridays only (no holes or rips in clothing, even if put there by the manufacturer). All other dress code policies apply. 

Dress Down Days

Dollar Dress Down Day

In exchange for the opportunity to “dress down” (wear non-dress code attire), students donate $1 directly to the school.  This is a simple, fun way for LLA families to support our school.

Dress Down Fundraiser Days will occur once each month; usually on the last Friday.  Students are permitted to dress in casual clothing, provided they follow the general clothing provisions of the Dress Code Policy as outlined in the LLA School Handbook.

Please be sure to send $1.00 with your child on designated Fridays (please do not send money prior) in an envelope that states your child’s name and teacher’s name if you choose to dress down. They will give this money to their teacher.

Dress Down Awards

Students can earn dress-down days by earning Dojo Points. When students have earned this privilege the classroom teacher will either reach out to parents or give the student a coupon for the privilege. 

These provisions include but are not limited to:

  • Tank tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, and bare midriff shirts may not be worn
  • Shoes must be closed-toe and closed heel
  • No hats
  • Shorts or skirts must be longer than the tips of fingers when arms are put straight to the side.
  • Clothing must be neat and in good condition. Rips, tears, and large stains are not permitted, even if put there by the manufacturer.
  • All images on clothing must be school appropriate (no drugs, weapons, etc.).

On Dress Down Days, clothing should be neat, well-kept, and practical for school.