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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Friday's Scores

Caledonian Record 28 Jan 2023
George Stevens 62, Mattanawcook Academy 43. Leavitt Area 49, Medomak Valley 41 ... Nokomis Regional 84, Gardiner Area 42 ... Orono 74, Foxcroft Academy 52 ... Penobscot Valley 54, Lee Academy 40 ... Searsport District 57, Temple Academy 24. Skowhegan Area 72, Erskine Academy 27....

China's Lushan Scenic Area announces free admission for all

ECNS 28 Jan 2023
Ticket exemption areas cover Lushan Scenic Area, Sanliequan Scenic Area, Bailudong Academy, Bilongtan Scenic Area, Taohuayuan Scenic Area, Xiufeng Scenic Area, Guanyinqiao Scenic Area, while sightseeing ......

Under the Lights:

Eagle-Tribune 28 Jan 2023
Elsewherey, former Phillips Academy standout and current New York Ranger Chris Kreider has been named to his second career NH All-Star game ... The former Central Catholic and Phillips Academy standout — and son of longtime area coach Scott Manty — scored three goals and had two assists in 25 games as a freshman....

Hot 3-point shooting, strong play of Boone leads Providence Christian over Ashford

Dothan Eagle 28 Jan 2023
The teams finished tied for second in the area behind Houston Academy with 3-3 area records after splitting the season series, with both winning on the road. PCS (14-8 overall) and Ashford (14-9) will play again in the area tournament semifinals at HA on Feb ... In tight games and in area games, you have to be able to convert.”....

A-Tech trains health workers for the future

Star Beacon 28 Jan 2023
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — The growing need for health care workers has pushed the Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus Health Care Academy instructors to work even harder to prepare students for future jobs in the area ... ....

Youngstown considering installing EV stations

Niagara Gazette 28 Jan 2023
While village officials brought up how Water Street will be going under a reconstruction project and it would be nice to get a conduit under it for a charger, Skeans recommended against doing street side parking, due to the area climate and parking lots being safer, since chargers can be vandalized....

Haitian authorities plead for calm. Promise better protection for cops after gang attacks

Eagle-Tribune 28 Jan 2023
Despite the strike, specialized units of the police launched an early morning operation against one of the country’s most powerful gang leaders, Vitelhomme Innocent, whose increasingly expanding territory includes the area not far from the U.S. embassy and the Police Academy....

Chamber highlights business successes

The Paducah Sun 28 Jan 2023
Business successes during 2022 took center stage Friday night as the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner and business celebration at the Julian Carroll Convention Center ... Cory Hicks, the 2022 chairman of the chamber’s board of directors, highlighted the three focus areas for the during the past year....

Thursday's Scores

The Milton Standard Journal 27 Jan 2023
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=. Armstrong 61, New Castle 24. Avella 64, West Greene 49 ... 32 ... Conneaut Area 56, Oil City 42 ... Freedom Area 71, Sewickley Academy 14 ... Hempfield Area 48, Pine-Richland 47 ... Pittston Area 49, Hazleton Area 47 ... Shady Side Academy 47, Apollo-Ridge 40 ... St. Joseph 68, Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh 6 ... Union 44, Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh 33 ... .......

Langston University partners with national broadcast group to train journalists

Stillwater News Press 27 Jan 2023
LANGSTON – Langston University is proud to announce its new partnership with NBCU Academy. Since its inception in 2021, NBCU Academy partners have received funding, resources, training and development – in addition to access to the News Group’s world-class journalists ... “We are excited to join the NBCU Academy,” Dr....

FirstEnergy Foundation Presents "Gifts of the Season" Totaling $40,000 to Charitable Organizations in Penelec's Service Area

Victoria Advocate 27 Jan 2023
The center is located in a former temple at 2216 Sixth Ave., Altoona.Flood City Youth Fitness Academy in Johnstown, Cambria County ($10,000) – Established in 2007 as the Flood City Boxing Academy to teach boxing skills and exercise drills to area youth not involved in ......

Protect my pupils from the muggers

Islington Tribune 27 Jan 2023
Following the mugging of yet another SMMA pupil yesterday at approximately 4.30pm, this one at knifepoint and the pupil requiring (thankfully minor) medical attention, I would urge those of you with the ability to do something about street safety and street crime in the area local to the Academy to do so.”....

New officer hired in Cumberland

Gettysburg Times 27 Jan 2023
Though currently a cadet at the Harrisburg Area Community College police academy, Myers is an experienced police officer who worked for four years in Taneytown, Md., Trostel said. Myers, a graduate of Gettysburg Area High School, also served for one year as a sheriff’s deputy in Adams County, Trostel said ... Myers joined Cumberland’s force Jan ... .......

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