Weekly Parent Update – March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

As mentioned in January, LAU has been participating in a comprehensive support and improvement program focused on increasing our high school graduation rate. We have been receiving feedback and are finishing our plans for improvement with the State Office of Education to strengthen our graduation percentages. We appreciate each of our parents that participated by taking the time to complete survey requests and share information. While reviewing this information, we have looked for trends and patterns to help support our students and families.

Recently, we reviewed information regarding our curriculum and mentor model. As you know, we have a connection with Williamsburg Learning. Through this connection, we benefit from strong mentor relationships and even stronger curriculum resources and reviews. We were delighted to learn that the state of Utah LAU scored highest in providing valuable opportunities for students. Our summer enrichment programs, Outdoor Adventures, online courses, and self-paced courses combine to support families’ and students’ learning experiences. We also scored high in the support we offer our students. If students struggle, we have a team who supports them in their efforts to elevate their learning and academic success. Our goal is to create a community intensely focused on student learning.

Our mentors form the foundation of our success, and we value their skills and knowledge as they impact our LAU students. If you have any questions about these processes, don’t hesitate to contact me to review our model and how it may best help your student.

Warm Regards,

John Tripp

Executive Director, Leadership Academy of Utah


Action Items

Registration is open for admitted students for 2023-24! To make sure you’re prepared, we recommend reviewing our middle school and high school path pages. For any questions about registration, please contact your student’s school counselor: Kate Chaney (for students with last names A-L) or Shauna Larson (for last names M-Z). If you have not already applied for 2023-24, you can start the process here.



Summit Leadership Adventure Registration: It’s not too late to sign up your student for Summit Leadership Adventure! There is still room for LAU and non-LAU high school students to join. See here for more details and to register, and check out this brief video about the program.

Student Body Presidency and Student Body Leadership applications are now open! Applications are open for the Williamsburg Student Body Presidency and Student Body Leadership positions. Additional information can be found in Homeroom.


Upcoming Events

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

May 29 – June 2: Summit Leadership Adventure Session 1

June 5 – June 9: Summit Leadership Adventure Session 2

June 12 – June 16: Summit Leadership Adventure Session 3

June 19 – June 23: Summit Leadership Adventure Session 4

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