Pre-Start Checklist

Welcome to Leadership Academy of Nevada! 

We’re so glad you’re here! We want you to have a smooth start, so we’ve created this New Student Checklist to help you work through any potential glitches before you start your coursework. The most common issues are students not having their computers set up right, not having the books on hand, having some kind of a technology glitch, or being unclear about Student and Parent Orientations. This checklist is designed to help your family prepare to hit the ground running. If you get stuck on a task, email or call the office at 702-350-1472 and ask for help.

 Pre-Start Checklist Tasks
1.Log-in to SIS: 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 added them to your SIS account. Once they have a login and you have registered them for classes, SIS will within the next 15 minutes create a "Canvas" account for them where they will access course syllabi, assignments, etc. The new Canvas login will be the same as your child's SIS login.

You'll want to bookmark this link. You’ll use it to verify your student’s schedule, check on grades, and communicate with mentors. You’ll find a link to SIS on the top right corner of the homepage of our website.
2.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.
3.Books/Supplies: As of December 2017, SIS will list your students' books and materials.

If you are a returning student, and you would like LANV to order your books and ship them directly to you, please email If you have multiple students attending LANV, you will need to complete this form for each student.

If you are a new LANV student, we will automatically order the books for you. If you live in the Las Vegas area, they will be ready for you to pick up at the office at Check-in. If you live outside of the Las Vegas area and are checking in online, we will make contact with you to mail them directly.

Many parents prefer to order their own books and submit receipts for reimbursement. This provides parents the option to order audio books, e-books, and/or use books they already own. Books may be reimbursed for up to the maximum amount provided on the booklist. If you choose to order your own books and submit your receipts for reimbursements, please review our Book Reimbursement Policy, complete this Book Reimbursement Request Form, and submit your receipts to the office

Life of Fred math textbooks will be provided for each student in LIVE middle school math, pre-algebra, or pre-calculus. These are LANV property and are expected to be returned within 10 days of withdrawal or year-end in the same condition it is received. Damaged textbooks may be assessed for a fee. Textbooks that are not returned will be considered stolen; fees will be assessed, and student records will be held until the student account is resolved.

We have access to science kits which include the essential supplies required for all high school science classes. If you would like to request a science kit, please email A science kit will be available for pickup at the LANV office if you live in the Las Vegas area, or it will be shipped directly to you if you live elsewhere in the state.
4.Tech Check: Go to the Technology Requirements & Support page and:

  • Read “Computer and Software Requirements” together. Be sure you have a computer that will work, and the required software programs.

  • Read “How to Setup and Test Blackboard Collaborate On Your Computer” together. Follow all of the steps. If you hit a snag setting up Blackboard Collaborate, read “Having Trouble With Collaborate?” or “Mac Users–Help With Collaborate”.

  • Read “When Blackboard Collaborate Goes Down, Log In To Zoom” and follow the steps.

  • Read “Technical Support for Canvas and SIS” together. Students, be sure you can log in and see your courses in both Canvas and SIS.

If you need to borrow a computer, let us know by emailing Tiffany Kingsbury will contact you directly regarding the LANV Laptop Loan Agreement and the LANV Laptop Handbook. If you live in Las Vegas and surrounding areas, you can pick up the laptop at your student’s in-person Orientation session. If you live outside of Las Vegas, she’ll make arrangements to ship the laptop to you.

While not endorsed by LANV, Gadget Experts has this laptop available to meet WL tech standards.
5.Log-in to Canvas: Students, log in to Canvas and customize your Course menu. Here’s a screencast that shows you how. (You child should see their course titles showing under “Courses” in Canvas within 15 minutes of creating their SIS login. If they don’t, contact Please note that the username and password for your students' SIS account is the same username and password for their Canvas account.

You'll want to bookmark this link as well. You’re going to use it so often, it might just become a friend! Canvas is our Learning Management System and is where you will find all of the courses, assignments, links for classes, feedback on grades, and so much more. You’ll find a link to Canvas on the top right corner of the home page of our website. The username & password for Canvas is initially the same as SIS, although you may make them different if you choose.
6.Watch the recording of Parent Orientation: New parents are required to watch their orientation session.

  • Grades 6-8: Click HERE for the recording.

  • Grades 9-12: Click HERE for the recording.

7.Complete the online Orientation course: New students should log into Canvas and complete assignments in the Orientation course that shows up in your Canvas account before attending or watching the recording of the live Student Orientation.
8.Attend or watch the recording of live Student Orientation: New students are required to watch their orientation session. Tuesday, January 2nd at 11am MT - 1pm MT. Watch Recording Here.
9.Meet with a student support specialist.
10.LANV Family Blog: In order to stay up-to-date on important Leadership Academy of Nevada announcements and events, we encourage you to follow the LANV Family Blog by email. Please see below for simple three-step instructions on how to follow the blog by email and what you can expect if you decide to do so.

Instructions on how to follow the blog by email:
1. Go to the LANV Family Blog.
2. On the home page, find the "Follow by Email" section in the right pane.
3. Enter your email address in the box and hit the "submit" button.

What happens if you follow the blog by email:
1. You will get a verification email to confirm you want to subscribe to the blog.
2. Once you have completed the subscription process, you will receive an email on days when something new is posted to the LANV Family Blog.

If you have any questions about the LANV Family Blog, please email
11.Plan for first week of school:

  • Tuesday, January 2nd: Attend Live Student Orientation, 11am MT - 1pm MT (Recording will be added here two hours after event ends)

  • Wednesday, January 3rd: Attend regular classes

  • Thursday, January 4th: Attend regular classes

  • Friday, January 5th: High School Students are invited to Inspiration Hour at 1pm MT. See Homeroom for details

  • Monday, January 8th: All assignments in New Student Orientation course are due