Church Educational System

The Church Educational System (CES) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) consists of several institutions that provide religious and secular education for both Latter-day Saint and non–Latter-day Saint elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students and adult learners. Approximately 700,000 individuals were enrolled in CES programs in 143 countries in 2011. CES courses of study are separate and distinct from religious instruction provided through wards (local congregations). Kim B. Clark, a member of the First Quorum of Seventy, has been the Commissioner of the Church Educational System since August 1, 2015.

Seminaries and Institutes of Religion


Religious education programs designed for secondary students are called seminaries. These are programs of religious education for youth aged 14–18 that accompany the students' secular education. In areas with large concentrations of Latter-day Saints, such as in and around the Mormon Corridor in the United States, and some places in Alberta, Canada, instruction is offered on a released time basis during the normal school day in meetinghouses, or facilities built specifically for seminary programs, adjacent to public schools. Released-time seminary classes are generally taught by full-time employees. In areas with smaller LDS populations early-morning or home-study seminary programs are offered. Early-morning seminary classes are held daily before the normal school day in private homes or in meetinghouses and are taught by volunteer teachers. Home-study seminary classes are offered where geographic dispersion of students is so great that it is not feasible to meet on a daily basis. Home-study seminary students study daily, but meet only once a week as a class. Home-study classes are usually held in connection with weekly youth fellowship activities on a weekday evening.

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Forging a path forward: Davidson Charter Academy breaks ground on new middle school

The Lexington Dispatch 18 Aug 2022
While most schools in the area are preparing for the first day of school this month, Davidson Charter Academy is looking forward to the beginning of school in the year 2023 ... for the new Davidson Charter Academy Middle School on Tuesday ... Davidson Charter Academy opened in 2018....

Citizens Police Academy expected to begin in late September

Lebanon Democrat 17 Aug 2022
The public can learn more about the Portland Police Department through the Portland Police Citizens Academy ... Williams, who has been Portland Police Chief since January 2020, said other police departments in the area have academies and having an academy in Portland had been discussed for a few years before actually getting it started....

Work begins on new £8m school for Central Lancaster

The Business Desk 17 Aug 2022
The construction forms part of a range of upgrades to facilities across the family of schools managed by The Bay Learning Trust in the Lancaster and Morecambe Bay area, including new science laboratories at Morecambe Bay Academy, along with fire safety and energy improvements at Carnforth High School and Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy....

Aysh Academy aims to bridge skills gap for people with culinary interests

Arab News 17 Aug 2022
This year saw the first graduation ceremony of students from the Saudi Culinary Academy ... The academy offers baking courses and shorter masterclasses that are focused on different areas and techniques ... The academy also offers courses related to starting food businesses, food photography, plating, and marketing....

Local resident sworn in as CHP officer

The Signal 17 Aug 2022
De La Cerda, of Santa Clarita, has successfully completed cadet training at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP’s Altadena Area office ... Prior to attending the CHP Academy, De La Cerda worked as an ......

16 graduate from Redlands Emergency Services Academy program

Redlands Daily Facts 17 Aug 2022
Sixteen high school graduates from Redlands and the surrounding area recently completed the 23rd annual Redlands Emergency Services Academy ... For information about the Redlands Emergency Services Academy, go to the Redlands Emergency Services Academy Facebook page....

With co-op in 2nd year, Shady Side Academy ready for bump up to Class 3A

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 17 Aug 2022
The Bulldogs got a boost from the co-operative with The Neighborhood Academy — and the consolidation went well ... Aside from the difficulty getting from The Neighborhood Academy in Pittsburgh’s Stanton Heights area to Shady Side Academy because of road closures on and around the Highland Park Bridge, things are working out well....

Scientists unravel biotic colonization history of subtropical East Asian caves

Phys Dot Org 17 Aug 2022
To broaden knowledge in this area, researchers led by Prof. Wang Wei from the Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBCAS) recently studied caves in subtropical East Asia to unravel their colonization history ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Provided by Chinese Academy of Sciences....

DNR Report: Multiple bear-related complaints but complaints expected to drop off soon

Duluth News Tribune 17 Aug 2022
District 5 - Eveleth area ... Area forest roads were checked and public access sites monitored ... CO Shane Zavodnik (Virginia) spent time helping out at the CO Academy with boating operations throughout the week. He also spent time working a detail in the Duluth area ... District 6 - Two Harbors area ... District 7 - Grand Rapids area ... District 8 - Duluth area....

Vermont’s First Female Football Coach, Julia Kearney Joins Hilltopper Sideline

Caledonian Record 17 Aug 2022
ST ... J Academy’s newest assistant football coaches, in charge of running backs and cornerbacks under veteran Hilltopper leader Rich Alercio ... “I am a huge advocate for women in sports and so it’s pretty cool to break barriers and be that person that others at the Academy and around the area can see and say ‘hey, if she can do it, so can I.’ ... J Rec) ... .......

Knife at crime scene linked to blade fragment in Tristyn Bailey killing, report shows

The Florida Times Union 17 Aug 2022
Aiden Fucci, 15, is accused of killing Bailey, 13, his Patriot Oaks Academy classmate. She was found dead in an area near both of their homes in May 2021 in the Durbin Crossing neighborhood in northwest St. Johns County. She had been stabbed 114 times, according to her autopsy. . Latest in the case ... Aiden Fucci ... ....

Beijing will send troops to Russia to participate in Vostok-2022 drills, Chinese defense ministry says

Egypt Independent 17 Aug 2022
Some background ... Shortly before Russia began invading Ukraine on Feb ... Putin says Russia can train foreign fighters ... Thousands of military professionals from around the world are proud alumnus of the military universities and academies of our country,” Putin said. Russia will continue to work in this area, he said ... .......

Ukraine admits responsibility for bombings in Crimea

The Cleveland American 17 Aug 2022
Beijing will send troops to Russia to participate in the Vostok-2022 exercise, China’s Defense Ministry said ... Some background ... Thousands of military specialists from around the world are proud alumni of our country’s military universities and academies,” Putin said. Russia will continue to work in this area, he said. ....

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