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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Findings enrich grasp of Liangzhu water systems

ECNS 30 Nov 2023
"As a result, we believe Tangshan may have been a facility to regulate water in these areas," he said ... Liu Jianguo, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of Archaeology, said it is a popular belief that areas in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River had abundant water resources....

Top Clarksville-area high school winter sports performers November 27-December 3

Leaf Chronicle 29 Nov 2023
Here are the top performers in Clarksville-area high school sports for the week of November 27-December 3 ... Cam Phillips, Clarksville Academy ... Trae Rideau, Clarksville Academy ... Scored 21 points in a 70-55 loss to LEAD Academy ... 20 Clarksville-area boys basketball players to watch during 2023-24 TSSAA season ... Fatu Crain, Clarksville Academy....

5 boys prep hoops players to watch in Hillsdale County for the 2023-24 season

Hillsdale Daily News 29 Nov 2023
He is one of the returning members of last year’s All-Area Dream Team and was a Detroit News D3 All-State honorable mention honoree ... The two-time All-Area Dream Team honoree came close to tying his own season 3-pointer school record last season ... Dominic Scharer – SeniorHillsdale Academy ... Thomas Maier – Junior – Hillsdale Will Carleton Academy....

Fourth-generation soldier, farmer\u2019s son among toppers

Indian Express 29 Nov 2023
All the study material was available on the Local Area Network of the academy.' The Chief of Naval Staff's trophy and Commandant's silver medal for the cadet standing first in order of merit in academics in computer science were awarded to Battalion Cadet Captain Pratham Singh, of Pathankot in Punjab....

Passing out parade of NDA's 145th course: 353 cadets conferred degrees, now march towards their training

Indian Express 29 Nov 2023
All the study material was available on the Local Area Network of the academy.' The Chief of Naval Staff's trophy and Commandant's silver medal for the cadet standing first in order of merit in academics in computer science were awarded to Battalion Cadet Captain (BCC) Pratham Singh, who hails from Pathankot in Punjab....

Here are your Tuesday night high school basketball scores

South Bend Tribune 29 Nov 2023
INDIANA AREA. BOYS. Andrews Academy at Trinity Greenlawn, 7.30. SB Adams 76, Cassopolis (Mich.) 27 ... INDIANA AREA. GIRLS ... MICHIGAN AREA ... Anderson Prep Academy 71, Providence Cristo Rey 24 ... 47 ... Rock Creek Academy 67, Madison Shawe 36 ... Triton 58, South Bend Career Academy 47 ... Elkhart Christian 43, Victory Christian Academy 30 ... Providence 54, Christian Academy 40....

Academy Sports pays out $2.5m in case against man who bought guns for Todd Kohlhepp

Independent Mail 29 Nov 2023
Dustan Lawson, 38, of Pauline pled guilty in May 2018 to 36 charges and was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for supplying guns to Kohlhepp after buying them from several Academy stores in the area ... According to the original complaint, filed in December 2018, Lawson bought at least nine guns for Kohlhepp from Academy between Nov....

High school swimming and diving preview: First Colonial girls chase fourth consecutive state Class 5 title

Daily Press 29 Nov 2023
First Colonial’s girls have become the area’s powerhouse program, winning the past three state team championships in Class 5 ... Last season was a platform — pun not intended — for some of the area’s best divers, and the sport continues to grow ... Around the area. ... Blaise VanSlyke, Norfolk Academy....

Brabson's big night lifts Burt Lake NMCA boys to season-opening victory over Forest Area

Cheboygan Daily Tribune 29 Nov 2023
FIFE LAKE – Josiah Brabson poured in 28 points and grabbed six rebounds to help fuel the Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy boys basketball team to a season-opening 68-48 victory at Forest Area on Tuesday ... Jeremiah Tucker had eight points and nine boards ... NMCA returns to action when it hosts Petoskey St. Michael on Monday, Dec. 4....

New Adjutant General for Oregon National Guard sworn into office

Statesman Journal 29 Nov 2023
Oregon's new Adjutant General of the state National Guard was sworn in Tuesday. Gov. Tina Kotek appointed Brig. Gen. Alan R ... “I am confident that Brig. Gen ... Gen. Raymond F ... He has led multifunctional teams of up to 5,000 employees across wide geographic areas and holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point....

New Senior Center rises on historic lakefront site

Traverse City Record-Eagle 29 Nov 2023
The center also will have a covered drop-off entrance area and new outdoor bathroom facilities for both senior and public use ... “The overall look of the building and site is designed to fit in with the Maritime Academy and the surrounding area....

US food insecurity surveys aren't getting accurate data regarding Latino families

Auburnpub dot com 29 Nov 2023
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