Weekly Parent Email – May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022

The end of the school year is right around the corner, and I want to congratulate our LAU students for their incredible success. Robert Collier once shared a thought that relates well to continuing education: “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” It’s easy to see the accumulation of all those small efforts and what they have grown into as we reach the end of the school year. I encourage you to take a moment with your student and acknowledge the continuous effort they’ve given that has led them to where they are now. I hope your student feels honored by their actions toward their success.

I also want to thank Pete Jensen for his leadership these past five years and acknowledge his success in starting and growing Leadership Academy of Utah. The Board of Directors felt the heavy responsibility of hiring a new Executive Director that could fill his shoes. That weight was lifted when we unanimously voted to offer John Tripp the position, and we were delighted when he accepted. We are looking forward to working with him and seeing his vision for LAU come to life.


Jana Stout

Board Chair, LAU


Action Items

Fall registration is open! Please visit this page for information to guide you through the process. If you have any questions about registration, please call our Support Team at 800-200-6869.



All assignments due next week: As we approach the end of the semester, we encourage you to remind your student of the upcoming assignment deadlines. All live class assignments are due by Tuesday, May 17, by 9:00 PM MT. Students in self-paced courses must turn in all assignments by Friday, May 20, at 5:00 PM MT.

Meet our new Board members: We’re excited to welcome Rick Westmoreland and Joseph Neratko to LAU’s Board of Directors! Visit our Board of Directors page to learn more about each of our new members.

Reminder for our 2022 graduation ceremony: LAU seniors and their guests are invited to join us at the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point on Friday, May 20, from 6:00-8:00 PM to celebrate the class of 2022. All graduates must purchase and remember to bring their cap, gown, and tassel. Guests must have RSVP’d to attend the live event, but everyone is welcome to join our virtual ceremony. Please reach out to Tamara Atkin if you have any questions.


Upcoming Events

Today: Student Body Presidency Hour at 1:00 PM MT

May 16: Last day of classes

May 17: All assignments for live classes are due by 9:00 PM MT

May 17-18: Study Day – No Class

May 19-20: Final exams – No Class

May 20: All assignments for self-paced classes are due by 5:00 PM MT

May 20: All finals due by 5:00 PM MT

May 20: Pre-Graduation Reception at the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point from 5:00-6:00 PM

May 20: Graduation Ceremony at the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point from 6:00-8:30 PM – Virtual Ceremony can be viewed here

May 24: Lagoon Day in Farmington, Utah – Learn more and sign up here

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