Weekly Parent Update – March 3, 2023

March 3, 2023

Thank you for choosing Leadership Academy of Utah. We value your commitment to our school and love watching your students grow and develop into tomorrow’s leaders. LAU has uniquely designed the following opportunities to connect, transform, and engage your student.

Transformational learning is at the core of what we do. These life-changing experiences redefine how students see themselves and increase their leadership ability. LAU, in partnership with Williamsburg Learning, fosters opportunities and relationships where true transformation happens. I cannot think of a better school that offers so much to help our children.

Here are just a few transformational opportunities offered by LAU:

Summit Leadership Adventure: Last week, we announced this four-night outdoor summer leadership experience designed to increase student capacity and character through adventure and outdoor activities (LAU preferential registration closes on March 20).

Adventure Fridays: Learning to be a leader through social and active adventures helps students connect with their peers and gain exposure to various opportunities.

Regional Family LAU Activities: Students and families have opportunities to connect in regional venues across Utah. Star gazing, elk watching, water adventure parks, adventure and fun parks, football games, and Hale Centre Theatre performances are a few of the fun and engaging experiences that have been or will be provided for our students and families this school year.

Because we are an online school, we can engage students differently. We can focus on meaningful, transformational, and fun in-person opportunities that empower students to build relationships and leadership abilities. We encourage parents and students to engage in these unique activities.

Warm Regards,

John Tripp

Executive Director, Leadership Academy of Utah


Action Items

LAU Prom sign up is now open for LAU students! Students are invited to join us for a night of dancing under the stars in beautiful downtown Salt Lake City at The Gallivan Center on April 28, 2023 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM MT. LAU students will have early sign-up access beginning March 3. Open registration for all Williamsburg students will begin March 20. Registration closes April 21, or when facility capacity is met. See all of the details here. *If adult chaperones would like to join us, please reach out to Melissa Manning.

School Climate Survey – Parents and students have been invited by the USBE to participate in a School Climate Survey. Parents will receive the survey via Remind, and students will be invited to take the student survey through SIS on March 20. The survey is anonymous, but parents/guardians are given the option to opt out their student if desired. Parents can review the Student Survey questions here and are welcome to opt their students out of this survey by filling out this form.



March LAU Counselor Update: See here for the most current scholarship opportunities as well as other helpful college information for your student.

Summit Leadership Adventure Parent and Student Q&A Session: Did you hear about the exciting opportunities available for your student with Summit Leadership Adventure? We had a great parent and student information session on Wednesday night, discussing the program and answering any questions. See here for the recording of this informative session.


Upcoming Events

March 3: Final day to register for Provo Beach!

March 3: Prom registration opens

March 9-10: Provo Beach Activity (Provo, UT) 7:00 PM-9:00 PM MT

March 13-17: Spring Break No classes, offices closed

March 20: Summit Leadership Adventure LAU Preferential Registration Closes

March 31: Smash Labs (St. George UT) 6:00 PM-9:00 PM MT

April 10: Spring Recess No classes, offices Closed

April 28: LAU Prom (Salt Lake City, UT) 7:00 PM-10:00 PM MT

May 11: Hale Center Theatre (Salt Lake City, UT) 1:00 PM-3:30 PM MT

May 18: LAU Graduation (Lehi, UT) 6:00 PM-8:00 PM MT

Please watch the LAU Weekly Update, LAU Activity page, and Homeroom for details and sign-ups as events get closer.