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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Riverside's Tigue takes pride in providing protection

The Scranton Times-Tribune 27 Sep 2020
Last season, Riverside rang up points and yards like a video game ... But all of that production wouldn’t be possible without some protection for Riverside’s star quarterback ... “We have to protect Johnny ... Freshman Reese Gaughan, who is a starter in the secondary, had an interception against Wyoming Area and another against the Academy of the New Church....

Last week in The Sentinel

The Keene Sentinel 27 Sep 2020
MONDAY, Sept. 21 ... Janniee Brown of Sunderland, Mass ... TUESDAY, Sept. 22 ... 23 ... A Keene ice cream parlor will offer free ice cream to police officers Sunday in an effort to give back to area law enforcement ... Law enforcement officials announced Wednesday afternoon that the body was discovered in the unincorporated area of Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant ... ....

Six years later, it's still full STEAM Ahead NH

Union Leader 27 Sep 2020
The goal of STEAM Ahead NH is to build upon the partnerships between the school district and business community to provide the opportunity for students to graduate from high school with literacy in key technical areas, saving students and their parents a year of college tuition costs....

Bay Area Christian avenges last year’s loss to Woodlands Christian Academy 21-14

The Galveston Daily News 26 Sep 2020
In Bay Area Christian’s seasoning opening game, the Broncos defeated The Woodlands Christian Academy 21-14 Friday night at home to help them erase last year’s 42-7 loss ... After a scoreless first quarter, Bay Area Christian’s Smith Nave scored a 28-yard touchdown run for the game’s first points....

Richard Cubberly Dies, Ran Legendary Moheiser’s Shop In Park Ridge

Journal Online Chicago 26 Sep 2020
Richard Giles Cubberly ... It was an anchor of the shopping area south of the tracks, and like Gillick Real Estate, Bachman’s Hardware and Scharringhausen’s Drugs on the same block, was a multi-generational family business. When Mr ... 4, 1937, growing up in the Chicago area, and attended Lake Forest Academy High School ... .......

Five Takeaways: What we learned from Week One of the high school football season

Spartanburg Herald-Journal 26 Sep 2020
With Week 1 in the books, here are five takeaways from Friday night's high school football games in the Spartanburg area.. Spartanburg has potential to be explosive ... Playing in sloppy conditions in a game delayed more than two hours by storms in the area, the Warriors broke into the win column in a big way against Northwood Academy ... .......

Highway reopens to motorists, landfill fire extinguished | 26 September 2020

Nation 26 Sep 2020
Additionally, all businesses at the Providence industrial estate have resumed operations as well as one of the two training centres in the area – the Seychelles Maritime Academy (SMA) ... Paul Labaleine, principal secretary for DRDM, noted that emergency operations had officially concluded yesterday at noon with the demobilisation of the area....

'£109m for Sancho?' - Cole understands Man Utd's reluctance to spend 'crazy money' on Dortmund star

Yahoo Daily News 26 Sep 2020
The midfield area for me is now sorted, there is enough creativity in there to play as well as any midfield in the Premier League, so I think those [other] areas [need strengthening].”. Cole also discussed the development of academy graduate Mason Greenwood, who made ......

App developed to help kidney stone patients

The Times of India 26 Sep 2020
Mangaluru. Covid-19 has triggered a need for digital health and technological solutions, which further utilised tele-medicine to tackle the challenges. To address one such area of healthcare, a group of faculty and students from inter-disciplinary departments of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) have launched a mobile app called Urostentz ... ....

Bristol football falls to New Church as high school athletics return to Trenton area

The Trentonian 26 Sep 2020
BRISTOL, Pa. — Following six long months, an official high school athletic event finally returned to the greater-Trenton area on Friday afternoon when Bristol hosted the Academy of the New Church in football ... "They are good, but it's not an excuse,'' said Bristol's second-year coach Mike Ciotti. "We need to clean up some mistakes we made.'' ... .......

High school scores, summaries and schedules for Sept. 25, 2020

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 26 Sep 2020
Sto-Rox 44, Shady Side Academy 42 ... Kiski Area at Penn Hills, 7 p.m ... Shady Side Academy 199, Kiski Area 224 ... Derry at Shady Side Academy, 12.30 p.m ... Aquinas Academy at Carrick, 11 a.m ... Indiana at Kiski Area, 10 a.m ... Eden Christian 4, Aquinas Academy 2 ... Indiana at Kiski Area, 2.30 p.m ... Obama Academy at Brashear, 10 a.m ... Anna Blum, Beaver Area, 6-3, 6-2....

CHI St. Francis, Grand Island Public Schools collaborate on $5.92 million learning lab

The Grand Island Independent 25 Sep 2020
The $5.92 million project, announced Thursday, will be known as the Grand Island Senior High Academy of Medical Sciences at CHI Health St ... Expected to be ready for the 2022-23 school year, the lab will serve more than 450 area high school students ... The academy’s features ... The Academy of Medical Sciences at CHI Health St....

Windsor Charter Academy receives $10,000 donation to ease pandemic school challenges

The Tribune Greeley 25 Sep 2020
Windsor Charter Academy recently received a $10,000 donation from a Denver-based petroleum company to help the school manage financial challenges through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ... The academy is in the process of revitalizing an outdoor area that has been deteriorating from drainage problems outside the middle school building....