Weekly Parent Update – March 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

We are excited to announce the selection of Leadership Academy of Utah as the “best online high school in the State of Utah!”

Niche.com selected LAU for its outstanding academic program based on feedback from parents and students. We are grateful for this honor and are thankful to be serving each of our families in new and innovative ways.

At LAU, our program solves the three biggest issues with most schools: Low-quality curriculum, safety concerns, and a lack of flexibility. We solve these issues by:

• Teaching students how to think, not what to think. This practice helps them excel academically and in life.
• Providing fun, engaging at-home learning experiences while training students to stay safe online.
• Easily fitting our program around your child’s other interests and activities.

We want to congratulate LAU students on their hard work thus far in the semester and for completing midterms! This is no small feat. We hope you and your student will take time to rejuvenate and enjoy spring break next week.

Warm Regards,

John Tripp

Executive Director, Leadership Academy of Utah


Action Items

Apply now for 2023-24 to access early registration on March 27! Applying is required for both new and returning students for next year, but the process for returning students is faster. Be sure to submit your student’s application early to get the best chance of securing their ideal classes!

School Climate Survey: The USBE has invited parents and students to participate in a School Climate Survey. Parents will be sent the survey via email, and students will be invited to take the student survey through an email sent through SIS during the week of March 20. The survey is anonymous, but parents/guardians will be given the option to opt out 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

Registration for Summit Leadership Adventure: LAU’s preferential registration for the summer Summit Leadership Adventure closes on March 20. After this date, registration will also open up to self-pay students, and getting your student in their preferred session may be more challenging. Please register your 9th-12th grade students in SIS for this amazing outdoor adventure experience as soon as possible!



Join the LAU Board: We are currently accepting applications for new board members! If you are passionate about online/alternative education and want to share the LAU experience with more students, please consider joining our governing team! Please fill out this Board of Directors Application to apply.

Fee schedule for the 2023-24 school year: Our LAU Board will discuss and vote on the fee schedule for the 2023-24 school year at our LAU Board Meeting on March 22, 2023, at 4:00 PM MT. All interested parents and students are welcome to attend. You can find additional information about this meeting on the LAU Academic Calendar or by emailing Sharla Nelson.


Upcoming Events

March 9-10: Midterms – All midterms are due by March 10 at 5:00 PM MT

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

March 10: Pre-midterm assignments in self-paced classes due by 5:00 PM

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.