Pre-Start Checklist

Welcome to Leadership Academy of Utah! We’re so glad you’re here! We want you to have a smooth start, so we’ve created this checklist to help you work through any potential glitches before you start your coursework. Please make sure to complete each task on the list thoroughly to ensure a smooth start to the semester. Need help? Email or call 800-200-6869.

 Pre-Start Checklist Tasks
1.Register for Courses
Log into SIS using your parent account. Under your student's name, click "Registration." Select your student's courses according to the guidelines on THIS page.

Please note:
  • You can only register for classes if you've submitted a complete application for that school year and it has been approved. Both new and returning students must complete an application each year, although the returning application is shorter in length.

  • Times listed for classes are in Mountain Time.

  • If you need to change your schedule, try the "Drop/Switch" feature in SIS. There may be some limitations though since all enrollments and changes must be approved by the school. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Chaney at

  • SIS is where you can check your student's schedule, grades, and pacing and also communicate with mentors. It may be helpful to bookmark the site. You'll also find a link to SIS at the top right of this website.

2.Perform a Tech Check
Go to the Technology Requirements & Support page and:
  • Read “Technology Tools” together. Be sure you have a computer that will work and has the required software programs.

  • Read “Technical Support for Canvas and SIS” together. Students, be sure you can log in and see your courses in both Canvas and SIS. You should be able to see your courses in Canvas about a week before the start of the semester.

  • Enrolled students may request a laptop computer for school use by submitting the student(s) full name and grade to Computers are the property of LAU; therefore, both the student and parent/guardian are responsible to read the Laptop Handbook and electronically sign the Laptop Agreement & Acknowledgement form on the last page. This agreement must be completed every year. You are expected to follow the instructions and terms set forth therein.

Books & Materials
  • Online Classes: Parents are responsible for ordering all required student books and materials for online classes.

  • ILC Classes: Parents are responsible for ordering all required student books for ILC classes. All materials needed for ILC classes will be purchased by LAU and available for students at the ILCs.

  • You will find a full list of your student's required books and materials in SIS under My Students > Classes. LAU will provide reimbursement for all required books and materials (excluding optional or household items). LAU suggests the purchase of books with the same ISBN numbers as indicated on the book list. LAU will not reimburse for more expensive editions such as hardcover books when a softcover is available; maximum reimbursement will be indicated on the book list.

  • Order on Amazon through LAU: We've partnered with Amazon to provide easy ordering for families. See our Ordering Books via Amazon page to learn more.

  • Order on your own: Families are encouraged to use the new Amazon book ordering process. The option for families to submit books and materials receipts for reimbursement will be discontinued at the end of the 2021-22 school year. If you have already purchased books and need to submit receipts, please see this post for reimbursement guidelines and instructions.

4.Log-in to Canvas
Help your student log into Canvas. Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) where all course syllabi and class assignments are found. Winter courses will be published and available to students on December 20th. That week, please do the following:
  • Parents of New Students: If your child hasn't already created their SIS login, have them check their email. An invitation was sent to create their login when you started their application process. Once they have a login and you have registered them for classes and the courses are published (i.e. after August 9th), SIS will create a "Canvas" account for them within the next 15 minutes. Your child's Canvas username and password will be the same as the login they created for SIS.

  • All Students, login to Canvas, bookmark this link, and then customize your Course menu.

5.Complete New Parent & Student Orientation
  • A link to a recording of the New Parent & Student Orientation can be found here. If you have any questions, please call us at 800-200-6869.

6.Plan for First Week of School
  • Please email us or call 800-200-6869 with any other questions you have to be ready for the first day of classes on January 3rd.

7.Take Note of the Following
  • Our schedule for RISE and ACT testing this year can be found in the "General Info & Resources" section of the Info Center page.