Weekly Parent Update – April 28, 2023

April 28, 2023

I am pleased to announce our new Student Body Presidency (SBP) for the 2023-24 academic year. I am so proud of all those who participated in this year’s election. I am particularly pleased with the manner in which the election was held. Williamsburg’s Culture of Belonging, acceptance, and goodwill were in abundance. So, here is our new SBP!

President – Kailey Sweet

Vice President – Alexia Alberts

Secretary – Emily Ruffell

These outstanding students have long committed to serving their peers at Williamsburg. They have all been involved in the Student Body Leadership team for many years and selflessly give their time and talents each week. They all have fantastic plans to improve the experience that students have at Williamsburg, and I look forward to seeing them make their vision a reality next year. 

For a recap of all those that participated in the election this year, please go to Homeroom > Student Services > Elections and Leadership.

Warm Regards,

John Tripp

Executive Director, Leadership Academy of Utah


Action Items

End-of-Year Computer Returns: To manage and update our device inventory, we require certain laptops and Chromebooks be returned so we can remove them from circulation. Mandatory returns include exiting LAU students and computers or Chromebooks numbered below 560. If your student’s computer needs to be returned, please complete the Return/Exchange form and select your return method.

Keeping Laptop/Chromebook from One Year to the Next: Returning LAU students who keep their laptop/Chromebook from one school year to the next are required to complete the Laptop/Chromebook/Equipment Loan Agreement form as an annual renewal of their computer contract. Please complete this form if you plan to keep your student’s laptop/Chromebook over the summer.



Early College Online (ECO) Courses with Southern Utah University: Southern Utah University (SUU) is offering ECO courses over the summer. Credits earned can be applied towards high school and an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at SUU or transferred to another college or university. Thanks to grant funding, LAU is offering to cover the cost of the classes for our students! To be eligible to participate, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a junior or senior this fall. Tuition for courses offered through the ECO program is $75 per credit hour. Please see here for specific courses available and here for eligibility and registration instructions. In order to participate, students need to apply and register by the beginning of the summer semester on May 15. Students interested in taking ECO courses with SUU for high school credit through LAU’s grant funding should contact their school counselor: Kate Chaney (Last name A-L) or Shauna Larson (Last name M-Z).

Registration for Summit Leadership Adventure closes Friday, May 5! There is still time to register for Summit Leadership Adventure! Session 1 (May 29 – June 2) is full. There is limited availability in Session 2 (June 5 – 9) and Session 3 (June 12 – 16). LAU high school students who are currently enrolled with us for the 2022-23 school year can attend once at no cost by signing up here. They can also sign up for additional sessions through self-pay here. If your student has a friend in the same age range who wants to join, they can pay privately to join us from this page.


Upcoming Events

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

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

May 16: All assignments from live classes are due before 9:00 PM MT

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

May 19: All assignments and finals are due before 5:00 PM MT

May 19: Last Day of Winter Semester

May 23: Lagoon Day (Farmington, UT)

May 29 – June 2: Summit Leadership Adventure Session 1

June 5 – June 9: Summit Leadership Adventure Session 2

June 9: Final Winter Grades will be posted

June 12 – June 16: Summit Leadership Adventure Session 3

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