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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Turkish judges hand down over 300 life sentences linked to 2016 coup bid

La Prensa Latina 26 Nov 2020
By Ilya U. Topper and Dogan Tilic ... The trial, which began in 2017, involved 475 defendants, almost all of them from the military ... Eleven of the pilots were found guilty of dropping bombs on Ankara, hitting a police academy, Parliament and an area near the Presidential Palace, killing 68 people ... Gülen has denied the accusations ... EFE-EPA....

HKTDC enhances digital experience for SMEs amid pandemic

The Manila Times 26 Nov 2020
Digital Academy. To provide SMEs with comprehensive free-of-charge assistance and training in the area of digital marketing, HKTDC has also launched the Digital Academy ... In addition, the Digital Academy offers free courses to equip them with digital marketing capabilities to meet the challenges posed by the post-Covid new normal,” Ip added....

Bruce, the last Jaws shark, docks at LA's Academy Museum

TVNZ 25 Nov 2020
The 548kg, 7.6m long, 45-year-old shark was hoisted up in the air above the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures ... “One of the great things about being the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is that we have access to Academy members in all craft areas of the industry,” said Academy Museum Director Bill Kramer....

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Bettis Academy Road in Aiken County

The Post and Courier 25 Nov 2020
A pedestrian was killed in an apparent hit-and-run along Bettis Academy Road on Tuesday, the second deadly crash in the area in a single day ... and smashed into the Bettis Academy Road overpass....

New map developed to show distribution of bee species, populations around the world

Yahoo Daily News 25 Nov 2020
... more than in tropical areas."Story continues ... "When it rains in the desert, there are these unpredictable mass blooms that can literally carpet the entire area," said Michael Orr, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences....

Brazos Valley football capsules for Nov. 27-28

The Bryan Eagle 25 Nov 2020
La Vernia 19-28; Needville 45-27; Cuero 21-42; Giddings 21-17; Manor New Tech 81-0; Austin Eastside Memorial 94-0; Austin Achieve 82-7; Wimberley 24-22; Houston Christian 58-14; San Antonio Young Men’s Leadership Academy 2-0 (forfeit); Cuero 31-28; Raymondville 52-18 ... Both programs are coming off their first area victory in only their third try....

Enterprise all stars capture pair of state championships

South East Sun 25 Nov 2020
With the burgeoning Deep South Volleyball Club and the Link Volleyball Academy, both helmed by Wiggins, volleyball has become more and more popular with youth girls in the area, which Milliner and Blackstock said would just continue to help grow success at the tradition rich EHS program....

At Home in the Lowcountry

The Post and Courier 25 Nov 2020
Do they continue with their neighborhood public school’s traditional option or choose an online virtual academy? Some attended virtual tours of area private schools ... “They can tailor the curriculum so that students can spend more time on areas where they need it.”....

WATCH: 43 Brevard Families Receive Thanksgiving Baskets from Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

Space Coast Daily 24 Nov 2020
Forty-three local families received Thanksgiving Baskets from Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, as for more than 35 years, Holy Trinity students, faculty and staff have conducted a Thanksgiving Basket Ingathering to benefit families in need ... to area families....

Ford Law Career Academy aims to increase diversity in legal profession

Press & Guide 24 Nov 2020
Ford Law Career Academy, created in cooperation with educators and Ford’s legal office, introduces students to a range of practice areas ... Ford is collaborating with two charter schools serving Detroit-area youth – Henry Ford Academy and University Preparatory Academy High School – to pilot the program....

Santaluces Community High School prepares students for careers in cybersecurity

WPTV 24 Nov 2020
DeLuca Foundation made it possible to create a cybersecurity choice academy at Santaluces Community High School next school year ... "We can get additional students from out of the area, they can choose to come here," Angione said of creating a choice academy....

Bruce, the last ‘Jaws’ shark, docks at the Academy Museum

Yahoo Daily News 24 Nov 2020
"Jaws" Installation at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures ... "Jaws" Installation at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures ... “One of the great things about being the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is that we have access to Academy members in all craft areas of the industry,” said Academy Museum Director Bill Kramer....