Weekly Parent Update – May 19, 2023

May 19, 2023

What a great year! I’m grateful for your support and encouragement. I have learned that we have phenomenal mentors, students, and families. I have enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to meeting even more families.

We want to celebrate our graduating students. This graduating class is a fantastic group of young men and women. They personify our future as problem-solving leaders who will make a genuine difference in our communities across the state of Utah. LAU, in partnership with Williamsburg Learning, creates a unique academic experience that embodies more than just sitting in a seat. Our students engage in thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving. They practice real-world skills that will allow them to engage in meaningful activities during their subsequent learning experiences. I congratulate the “Class of 2023”! Well done, and best wishes in your next learning journey.

Of course, we are equally excited to work with our students next year. We encourage our parents to complete their registrations. Classes are filling quickly, and we want you to have the best options which support your learning goals. We hope to have our returning students registered by the end of May. Please get in touch with your school counselor if you need assistance or support in this process.

Finally, thank you to our families, staff, mentors, and especially our students. It has been a rich and rewarding year. We hope you have an outstanding summer filled with learning and growth. See you next August!

Warm regards,

John Tripp

Executive Director, Leadership Academy of Utah


Action Items

Important 2023-24 Registration Reminder: In order for your student’s 2023-24 class schedule to be approved, they must be registered for the minimum number of required classes. Middle school students are required to register for at least four classes, and high school students must register for at least five classes. If a student wants to take more than 8 classes, they should contact their counselor for approval. Please see the Parent Student Handbook Enrollment section or the LAU website for help if needed. Please reach out to your student’s school counselor, Kate Chaney (for last names A-L) or Shauna Larson (last names M-Z), with any questions. We encourage all parents to register for fall classes by May 30 to secure the best schedule for your student before summer!



Last chance to sign up for End-of-Year Computer Returns! To manage and update our device inventory, we require certain laptops and Chromebooks to 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 the agreement form if you plan to keep your student’s laptop/Chromebook over the summer.


Upcoming Events

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.