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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Penn Live 20 Jan 2022
Gettysburg Area ... Fairfield Area ... Boyertown Area ... Wyomissing Area. Hamburg Area ... Brandywine Heights Area ... Carlisle Area. Cumberland-Perry Area Vocational-Technical School ... East Pennsboro Area. Mechanicsburg Area. Shippensburg Area ... Carlisle Christian Academy ... Heritage Christian Academy ... Harrisburg Academy. West Shore Christian Academy ... Halifax Area ... Ephrata Area....

Christ United Methodist Church expands schooling to kindergarten and first grade at new Christ Faith Academy

The Bryan Eagle 20 Jan 2022
Students will start classes at the new academy at the end of August and finish school in May ... Karlene Hendershot, the director of Christ Faith Academy, said she is thrilled to offer more classes to students in the area ... To enroll your child in Christ Faith Academy, contact Hendershot at (979) 690-7714, or email

Pennsylvania officers charged with killing girl may have acted against department policy

Eagle-Tribune 20 Jan 2022
Seth Stoughton, a former police officer and criminal justice scholar at the University of South Carolina, said officers should always first assess their surroundings before shooting back, especially in a crowded area such as the Academy Park football stadium....

Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh meets Commander of the Navy

Sri Lanka News 20 Jan 2022
... Naval Area, Rear Admiral Upul De Silva and he was accorded a special Guard of Honour in accordance with naval traditions ... Further, he will meet with the Eastern and Southern Area Commanders and visit the Naval and Maritime Academy, Trincomalee during his stay in the island....

TSSAA bowling: Lipscomb Academy’s Jenna Hedgepath ends high school career with 2nd state title

Gallatin News 20 Jan 2022
The Lipscomb Academy senior and Vanderbilt signee capped her ... The Division II state championships were owned by Nashville-area bowlers after Donelson Christian Academy junior Connor Thomas claimed a 224-150 victory in the boys final over top-seeded Finn Donnelly from Pope Prep....

Anyone's game? Dreams of young regional netballers dashed

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 20 Jan 2022
The axing of regional South Australian netball academies after nearly three decades has devastated young netball hopefuls in regional areas of the state ... ....

Mountpleasant Avenue home with restored Georgian details for €1.25m

The Irish Times 20 Jan 2022
carefully tended five-bed for €1.595m Extended and renovated Sandymount home with flexible layout for €2.35m Front reception room Open-plan kitchen/dining area ... The 145 sq m (1,561 sq ft) house, which is BER-exempt, now has two interconnecting living rooms to the front, which lead to a big open-plan kitchen and dining area....

Gray awarded Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Public Service in Forestry

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 20 Jan 2022
He began his career in 1997 as an Urban Wildland Interface Forester in Conroe but quickly moved to Regional Fire Coordinator for the greater Austin area ... Gray is also responsible for the initial Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in Bastrop and has been instrumental in its continued success for the last 23 years ... .......

2 high school basketball showcases in the area this weekend

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 19 Jan 2022
Area teams playing Friday include Palmetto against IMG Academy White at 4.30 p.m.; IMG Academy Blue against Stockbridge (Ga.) New Faith Christian Academy at 5.15 p.m.; Lakewood Ranch against Bradenton Christian at 6 p.m.; and IMG Academy National against Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter at 7.30 p.m....

Tuesday's Scores

The Lufkin News 19 Jan 2022
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=. Academy Park 42, Interboro 21 ... Delone 76, Littlestown 14 ... Germantown Academy 67, Episcopal Academy 51. Hazleton Area 53, Berwick 35. Hickory 45, Conneaut Area 38 ... Nanticoke Area 70, Lake-Lehman 58. Northampton 53, Nazareth Area 27 ... Philadelphia Northeast 42, Tacony Academy 39 ... Union Area 43, Rochester 41 ... Wyoming Area 37, MMI Prep 24....

Local sports schedule

The Salem News 19 Jan 2022
TODAY’S SPORTS ... Boys basketball — Governor’s Academy at Pingree (4.30); St ... Girls skiing — at Bradford Ski Area (3) ... Boys basketball — Excel Academy at Salem Academy (6.15); Essex Tech at Saugus (7). Girls basketball — Shawsheen at Essex Tech (5.30); Salem Academy at Excel Academy (5.45); Saugus at Masconomet (7). Boys skiing — at Bradford Ski Area (3)....

ECC adds new facilities for law enforcement program

Rocky Mount Telegram 19 Jan 2022
The program quickly outgrew a small classroom in the Fleming Building, and the academy moved to a larger classroom in the same building ... Taylor and the cadets in the most recent academy began the move to their new home in October ... But when cadets complete our academy, they are skilled in all of these areas and won’t need more training.”....

Decatur Heritage boys get area win over Athens Bible

Decatur Daily 19 Jan 2022
One week after losing their first area game in eight years, the Decatur Heritage boys bounced back with a big area win over Athens Bible on Tuesday night ... Oakwood Academy shocked Decatur Heritage last Tuesday with a 56-28 win on the Eagleshome floor. That loss throws the Class 1A, Area 15 tournament site up for grabs....