Weekly Parent Email – February 4, 2022

February 4, 2022

The response to Williamsburg Learning’s announcement last week that we are no longer able to recreate Elevation has been heartwarming. We have received countless reports of TLEs that students have had at Elevation over the years. Here are just a few:


“At Elevation, I found a sense of belonging that I have yet to find anywhere else. During solo time, I reflected on it and talked with a mentor, and I realized that Elevation is one of the few places where being entirely authentic is possible. I felt so accepted by my pod, and I loved each pod member like family. I felt so supported that I didn’t have any of my usual hesitations over doing things outside my comfort zone, including repelling, skits, ascending, the simulation, plus way more. I think experiencing the authenticity, support, and love that I felt at Elevation will forever be one of the best times of my life, and I am so grateful that I, and so many others, have been able to experience this.” 


“Trust and love are not earned; they’re given. All my efforts to earn them left me a desperate fool. Then came Elevation. My pod was full of people who only wanted to build me up, not tear me down. I am aware that many had their own aches inside. During the week, I injured my arm on the ascending. By the end of the week, the pain in my arm was gone, but more importantly, the ache in my heart had left. I had many other true friends, and they liked me because of who I was and not what I did. I love them dearly. Elevation—to me—is those true friendships I made.”


We will be forever grateful for the beautiful experience that was Elevation in its previous form, and we are excited for the new opportunities that Williamsburg is creating with the Elevation Youth Summit (more details coming soon)!


Pete Jensen

Executive Director, LAU


Action Items

Open Enrollment is on now: This is your best chance to secure a spot early for your student for the 2022-23 school year, so we encourage you to apply now! Applying for next year is required, but the process is shorter for returning students. Please note that Open Enrollment does not include registering your student for specific classes (registration for admitted students will begin at the end of March). You can check this page for full details on Open Enrollment.



Upcoming state-required tests: LAU will administer state-required tests throughout March and April, including the ACT, RISE, and UTAP. Instructions and testing schedules can be found here. Students are strongly encouraged to prepare and take practice tests before their assessment date. Helpful resources and practice tests are available through Shmoop. Use the magic word FLATTOP when creating your student’s account to gain access. Click here for additional help with building an account. If you have any questions regarding state-required testing, please contact Melanie Capener at (800) 200-6869, ext. 146. Please note: To opt-out your student from testing, a parent must complete the Utah State Parental Exclusion Form. Please print, sign, and email this form to Melanie Capener as soon as possible.

How to return books for dropped classes: If your student has unneeded books ordered through Amazon, please return them by following these instructions.


Upcoming Events

Today: Outdoor Adventure #3

Today: Inspiration Hour at 1:00 PM MT

Today: First Friday Game Night at 6:00 PM MT with Ms. Tucker

February 10: Thursday Night Live at 4:00 PM MT

February 11: Student Body Presidency Hour at 1:00 PM MT

February 11: Outdoor Adventure #4

February 14-18: Spirit Week

February 16: High School Culinary Arts Lab – Click here to learn more or register your student