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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Beaver Valley's AAUW cancels Girls' Recognition night, announces honorees

The Beaver Times 19 Apr 2021
Honorees in mathematics ... Katie Wright, South Side Area Middle School. Madelyn Palmer, Ambridge Area Junior High School. Maria Callaghan, Saint Monica Catholic Academy ... Samantha Springman, Beaver Area Middle School ... Honorees in science ... Monica Catholic Academy ... Sheridan Olenic, Ambridge Area Junior High School ... Vonyea Jackson, Rochester Area Middle School....

Gordo's Ben Capps sets AHSAA record with 44 scoreless innings, and other top area performers

Tuscaloosa News 19 Apr 2021
Here are the high school boys and girls spring sports leaders from West Alabama-area schools for the past week. ... Tuscaloosa Academy's Sam Rowley, in a doubleheader against Russell Christian Academy, went 4-for-8 with two doubles, a triple and one RBI ... Tuscaloosa Academy's Jack Standeffer hit 4-for-9 with two doubles in a doubleheader vs ... Dale Academy....

Doctoral thesis' tale of hardship wins praise online

China Daily 19 Apr 2021
From middle school in a remote mountainous area to Southwest University in Chongqing, and finally pursuing his doctoral degree in University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the capital of China, he said "he couldn't remember how many times he had felt overwhelmed by the burdens of life."....

China to strengthen BRI cotton cooperation

China Daily 19 Apr 2021
... on imported cotton from the United States and Australia, a senior academic with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences said recently ... During the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period, China stabilized its cotton planting area at about 3.3 million hectares, the academy said....

Green light for multimillion-pound West Midlands Ambulance Service hub

The Business Desk 19 Apr 2021
It will include a facility for the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), as well as fleet maintenance and vehicle preparation areas, the Trust’s Education and Training Academy and central stores ...WMAS was looking for a strategic location in the Sandwell or Oldbury area, close to ......

Cobb parents rally district to rebuild Sprayberry High School

Atlanta Journal 19 Apr 2021
Parents are calling on the Cobb County School District to rebuild one of the oldest high schools in the East Cobb area ... Effie Zoheir, a parent who lives in an area zoned for Lassiter, said when she and her husband heard about Sprayberry’s International Spanish Language Academy, they decided to give the program a shot....

In brief: Blood drive, volunteers needed for cleanup and more in Fox Chapel, Aspinwall

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 19 Apr 2021
The blood drive will take place April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library’s program room on the lower level ... to 3 p.m ... to 5 p.m ... until noon. Lend a hand to clean up the park and other public areas in the borough ... Shady Side Academy baseball focused on winning section title. The Herald area real estate transactions for the week of April 18, 2021....

'Seriously unimpressed' Man Utd stars revolt against Big Six's bid to form European Super League ...

The Daily Mail 19 Apr 2021
Cash was quickly pumped into every area - academy, training ground, playing staff, coaching - and City quickly caught up with, and overtook their neighbours ... Cash was quickly pumped into every area - academy, training ground, playing staff, coaching - and City quickly caught up with, and overtook their neighbours and rivals Manchester United....

Israel, Greece sign security procurement deal 18 Apr 2021
The center will be modeled after the Israel Air Force flight academy, and will be equipped with 10 M-346 training aircraft ... "In the future, the parties will also consider areas of cooperation between the Israeli flight academy and Hellenic Airforce Academy," the statement read....

Israel, Greece, sign $1.6 billion defense cooperation agreement

Cleveland Jewish News 18 Apr 2021
The training center will be modeled after the Israeli Air Force’s own flight academy, and it will be supplied with 10 M-346 training aircraft made by Italy’s Leonardo company ... “In the future, the parties will also consider areas of cooperation between the Israeli flight academy and Hellenic Airforce Academy,” the joint statement added....

Israel and Greece sign their largest-ever defense procurement deal

The Jerusalem Post 18 Apr 2021
Modeled after the Israel Air Force (IAF) flight academy, the Greek International Flight Training Center will be equipped with 10 M-346 training aircraft produced by the Italian company Leonardo ... In the future, the parties will also consider areas of cooperation between the Israeli flight academy and Hellenic Air Force Academy....

Westmoreland high school notebook: Gera, Hauck earn scholarships

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 18 Apr 2021
Other girls winners were Brooke Bauer of Knoch, Danielle Bryant of Pine-Richland, Jacquelyn Jardini of Sewickley Academy, Nadia Lape of Mohawk, Tegan Poerio of The Ellis School, Melissa Riggins of Shady Side Academy, Sophia Shi of Upper St ... A Kiski Area graduate, Frye has coached at Obama Academy and with Westmoreland Elite Volleyball ... New coach ... .......

N.J. students’ papers selected for inaugural issue of NY Fed journal

NJ dot com 18 Apr 2021
How Different Types of Monetary Policy Affect the Wealth and Income Gap”Marlboro High School; “The Stock Market’s Role in Economic Inequality”Mount Saint Mary Academy of Watchung; “Leading Factors of Gender InequalityRidgewood High School; “A Lasting Legacy ... The Socioeconomic Effects of Riots on Urban Areas”....