Weekly Parent Email – August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

Yesterday I saw a TV commercial highlighting Leadership Academy of Utah, which reminded me of the good things happening at our school. In partnership with Williamsburg Learning, we offer an engaging curriculum designed by professionals to engage young students in thinking deeply about their role in life and the unique contributions they will make in the future.

This truly is an exciting time for our students and families. We know you are busy preparing for the start of school, and I look forward to connecting with each of you this year! Our families form the foundation of our success, and we value our partnership with you. 

I am also excited about the great things our mentors are preparing to share with your student. Our mentors are passionate about life and learning, which helps them create inspiring projects for your student. Our mentors take the time to explore, live, and learn, and they’re excited to share this passion in the classroom this year!

I’m grateful and humbled to be a part of this innovative community. Your decision to trust our team in the education of your child is one we highly value. We know you will see many benefits as your child learns and grows at LAU this year.

Warmest regards,

John Tripp 

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Complete the Pre-Start Checklist: The Pre-Start Checklist is designed to help you start the semester off right! Please complete each task on the list to ensure your student has a smooth start to their school year.



Parent & Student Orientation: Please mark your calendars for our online Parent & Student Orientation Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 PM MT. It will be a great opportunity to meet our new Executive Director John Tripp and Director of Operations Shelly Jenkins. You will receive a separate email on Thursday August 11 with the link to attend this session. If you have any questions before then, please call us at 800-200-6869.

Reminder: Order your student’s fall books! Parents are responsible for all book ordering through our Amazon book order process. Please see our Ordering Books via Amazon page for step-by-step instructions. If you have any questions, please email us at books@lautah.org.

Reminder: Last chance to request your student’s laptop: To request a laptop for your student for the 2022-23 school year, please complete this form. If you completed this form previously, you should have received an email reminder for your scheduled pick-up date and time. 

For any questions about student laptops, please contact us at laptops@lautah.org.

Questions About Your Schedule? Email Your Counselor: Your school counselor is ready to help you with any questions you may have about your schedule. If your last name begins with A-L please email Kate Chaney at kate@lautah.org, or M-Z please email Shauna Larson: shauna@lautah.org

University of Utah is Waiving Application Fees: Starting this fall, the University of Utah will waive application fees for first-time, first-year students who have a permanent mailing address in Utah or attend a tribal high school in the state. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to them at 801-581-8761 or by email at admissions@utah.edu.

Heartfelt Thanks to Our Retiring Board Members: LAU would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to our retiring board members Amy George and Rick Westmoreland for the many hours of service to our school and students. They are both moving on to new adventures in their professional lives and we wish them all the best!

If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the LAU board please see our Join the Board webpage for more information and to submit the interest form.


Upcoming Events

August 11: Online Parent and Student Orientation – 7:00 PM MT

August 15: LAU First Day of Classes