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.

Latest News for: Academy area


Academy ISD dealing with COVID-related learning issues

TDT News 01 Aug 2021
The Academy Independent School District qualified for about $800,000 in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding for the upcoming school year, and its superintendent, Billy Harlan, is excited to put those funds to use ...Academy is growing and we’re getting ready to start designs on a new high school....

School board approves three new hires, two resignations

Cheyboygan Daily Tribune 01 Aug 2021
Mark Dombroski was also presented to the school board members as a potential hire for the Cheboygan High School and Inverness Academy Special Education Teacher ... The staff at Cheboygan Area Schools feels Dombroski will be a good addition to the high school and Inverness Academy, serving as special education teacher in those buildings....

CDC recommends masks for students, 3 Monroe school districts say they are optional

Pocono Record 01 Aug 2021
https.// Stroudsburg Area School District. East Stroudsburg Area School District will offer the 5-day in-person and their full-time cyber academy ‘ESACA’ ... Stroudsburg Area School District. Stroudsburg Area School District will offer the 5-day in-person and their full-time cyber academySACA’....

Quaker Valley grad Ryan Stowers finds home at Bluefield State

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 01 Aug 2021
Stowers credited Otero coaches Ted Crass and Samuel Coleman with helping him develop areas of his game that he felt he needed improvement ... Sewickley area real estate transactions for the week of Aug ... Sewickley Academy parents meet with administrations to discuss diversity, inclusion plan....

To mask or not to mask: Local districts debate health, safety plans for upcoming school year

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 01 Aug 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics — backed by the president’s chief medical adviser, Dr ... Districts not planning to enforce mask-wearing in buildings include Norwin, Hempfield Area, Penn-Trafford and Greater Latrobe, although most offer remote e-academy instruction to students who prefer the option of in-home learning....

A guide for families as children head back to classrooms amid worrying COVID-19 surge

Times Free Press 31 Jul 2021
>Grace Baptist Academy ... These changes include the separation of an overlapping area in the Battle and Brown Academy zones, the addition of the former Lakeside Academy zone to the zone for Harrison Elementary and extending the Normal Park zone to include eight houses on Meroney Street, a street already zoned to the school....

Two Kane County students tackle climate change in Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy

Daily Herald 31 Jul 2021
Two Kane County high school seniors tackled climate change while participating in the fourth annual Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy for 60 female students from throughout the Chicago area ... ....

Govt empowering youth through Kamyab Jawan program: Dar

Urdu Point 31 Jul 2021
The SAPM said the government had planned to establish different youth development centers, scholarship programs and Kamyab Jawan sports academies in remote or rural areas of the country ... .......

Local attorney accepted into Heart of America Fellows Institute

News-Press Now 31 Jul 2021
in St ... Holcumbrink concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law and tax law. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Estate Planning, Elder Law and Tax Law Committees of the Missouri Bar Association ... Local Videos. 1.56 ... ....

LFS banking on Tonniges to lead organization

Hastings Tribune 31 Jul 2021
He and Jane eventually relocated to the Chicago area where he served as director of community pediatrics for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Later on, they returned to Nebraska, settling in the Omaha area....

Local teams kick off high school golf season

Kentucky New Era 31 Jul 2021
The high school golf season got underway Thursday as the local teams were in action across western Kentucky. Hopkinsville, Christian County, University Heights Academy and Trigg County were all in action across the area and for the most part got the season kicked off on a good note. In Murray, UHA and Trigg County were in action ... +2 ... ....

Fall sports primer: 10 athletes who could see their stock rise

Daily Camera 31 Jul 2021
In 2020, O’Brien was among the biggest breakout athletes in the area with 23 passing touchdowns, five running scores and one interception in seven games ... Which area athlete could see the same rise in 2021? ... Leick is among the most talented softball prospects in the area and will ultimately gain more recognition in the fall....

Father of California theater shooting victim confronts murder defendant in courtroom

The Mercury News 31 Jul 2021
Jimenez arraignment was postponed until August 5 ... of ... 5 ... Jimenez is a resident of an unincorporated county area near Corona known as El Cerrito. He attended Home Gardens Academy, a K-8 school, from 2006 to 2015, and Santiago High from 2015 to 2019 before graduating, said Evita Tapia-Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for the Corona-Norco Unified School District ... ....