Weekly Parent Update – February 24, 2023

February 24, 2023

As you know, helping students develop their leadership skills is our major focus at LAU. Because of this, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Summit Journeys, led by world-renowned adventurer Martin Frey!

This year, Summit Journeys will host an all-new Summit Leadership Adventure course for LAU high school students near East Canyon Reservoir on a developed ranch with access to high-quality adventure activities. This will be an excellent opportunity for our current 9th-12th grade students to learn life-changing, character-building, and leadership-developing skills through tailored adventure education.

We’re excited to announce that registration for the Summit Leadership Adventure course is now open in SIS for the following session dates:

  • May 29 – June 2
  • June 5 – June 9
  • June 12 – June 16
  • June 19 – June 23

Please note that if enrollment numbers are low, students who sign up for the final session may be required to reschedule to an earlier session. 

Click here to register now for Summit Leadership Adventure in SIS!

Martin Frey will host a parent-student information and Q&A night on Wednesday, March 1, at 7:00 PM MT. A reminder email, including the Zoom link, will be sent out Wednesday afternoon. All interested parents and students are encouraged to attend. For those unable to participate in the Q&A, we will record and send it out in next week’s Parent Update.

See here for additional information and FAQs about Summit Leadership Adventure.

LAU has limited space available for this course, so we encourage parents to register their current 9th-12th grade students in SIS as early as possible!

Warm Regards,

John Tripp

Executive Director, Leadership Academy of Utah


Action Items

Habits for Student Success class: If your student has been consistently behind in their courses, feels like they can’t keep up, or is anxious about their ability to succeed this semester, the four-week Habits for Student Success class will be a great help to them. If you are interested in this opportunity for your student, contact Angela Maloy. This class will begin on March 28, 2023.



Important pre-midterm information: Pre-midterm assignments in live classes are due by March 7 at 9:00 PM MT, and pre-midterm assignments in self-paced classes are due by March 10 at 5:00 PM MT. All midterms are also due by March 10 at 5:00 PM MT.

Provo Beach Party: Registration is open for the Provo Beach Party on March 10, 2023! Want in on the action? Sign up before registration closes on March 3.

Smash Labs & Parking Lot Party: The upcoming Smash Labs & Parking Lot Party will take place on March 31, 2023, and registration is now open! To participate, please sign up here. Registration closes on March 24 or when capacity is met.


Upcoming Events

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

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

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.