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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BDR announces 2022 Trailblazer Academy for territory managers

Ellensburg Daily Record 21 Sep 2021
Trailblazer Academy offers six four-hour live virtual workshops covering six essential subject areas for HVAC territory managers ... "At the end of the program, participants will have new processes that they can implement for immediate improvement and long-term strategies for building and owning their sales area ... The six subject areas are.....

AirBnB has a plan to empower local tourism entrepreneurs

Independent online (SA) 21 Sep 2021
Since Airbnb launched the Africa Academy in 2017 it has trained more than 300 entrepreneurs in townships and rural areas, who earned more than R2.8 million in 18 months ... “By the Airbnb Entrepreneurship Academy partnering with ikeja as their chosen connectivity provider, hosts will ......

Soccer: Bucks Fourth In Poll

Yankton Daily Press 21 Sep 2021
The Yankton Bucks (8-1-1) remained fourth in the South Dakota Soccer Coaches Association Class AA boys’ poll, announced Monday ... Sioux Falls Washington (5-1-2) is fifth ... Sioux Falls Christian (9-0) is first. Freeman Academy (1-2-1) is receiving votes ... SOCCER. S.D ... Tea Area; 3 ... Groton Area, Freeman Academy ... Tea Area; T4 ... Groton Area ... .......

Who should be the Tuscaloosa area high school athlete of the week for Sept. 13-Sept. 19?

Tuscaloosa News 21 Sep 2021
Who was the Tuscaloosa area's top high school athlete of the week last week? You tell us ... Sunday ... Sawyer Deerman, American Christian Academy football ... American Christian Academy football has Class 4A statement win, Tuscaloosa area takeaways ... Tuscaloosa area high school football leaders for Week 4 ... Tuscaloosa area Week 4 high school football roundup ... ....

Goalkeeper Kowalski is one part Hawk, one part United

Albuquerque Journal 21 Sep 2021
Kowalski has been training with the NMU Academy since February ... The Academy has lured many of the metro area’s top talents since its inception, and in fact one of its first players, forward Cristian Nava from Albuquerque High, recently signed his first professional contract....

Two Baton Rouge magnet schools repeat as Blue Ribbon school winners

The Advocate 21 Sep 2021
Here are the other six Louisiana winners, all of them located in the New Orleans metro area.Airline Park Academy for Advanced Studies in MetairieBen Franklin High School in New OrleansGretna No ... Scholastica Academy in Covington....

Tune in for the 2021 East Bay Innovation Awards

Business Journal 21 Sep 2021
Hosted by Scott McGrew of NBC Bay Area, the “Academy Awards of the East Bay” will honor the ......

Grabfood expands to 3 provinces

Manila Bulletin 21 Sep 2021
On one hand, local businesses get to digitalize better via solutions like Grab Online Shop and Campaign Packages, as well as programs like Grab’s Annual Merchant Conference, Grab Merchant Academy and financial literacy programs.Grab Philippines delivery-partners from new areas can also get vaccinated at Grab-Makati Vaccination Center....

Rossi: MotoGP in Italy will be fine "without me"

Autosport 21 Sep 2021
... in Italian talent in grand prix racing through his VR46 Riders Academy....

Prep Polls: Florence-Henry’s football team moves up to No. 3 in Class 9AA

Watertown Public Opinion 21 Sep 2021
3 in Class 11B ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... Tea Area (19) 4-0 107 1 ... Woonsocket-Wessington Springs-Sanborn Central 6, Groton Area 3, Mount Vernon-Plankinton 3, Wagner 2, Hot Springs 1 ... Chester Area 3-1 22 5 ... Herreid-Selby Area 5-0 62 3 ... Faulkton Area (2) 4-1 81 2 ... Chester Area (14-3) 16; Platte-Geddes (13-1) 14 ... Tea Area ... Groton Area, Freeman Academy ... Tea Area ... (Tie) Groton Area....

5 Birmingham area high school football games to watch in Week 6

The Polk County Standard Journal 21 Sep 2021
ANNISTON (3-1, 1-1) AT CENTER POINT (3-2, 2-1). Time/location. 7 p.m. Friday, Bowman Field, Center Point. Last week. Anniston fell to Cherokee County 21-20 and Center Point beat Moody 40-11. The skinny ... Love Kirby is strong at DB ... BIRMINGHAM AREA SCHEDULE ... Bessemer Academy at Autauga Academy ... Banks Academy at Southern Academy ... Coosa Valley at Jackson Academy....

2 students shot at Virginia high school; suspect in custody

Eagle-Tribune 21 Sep 2021
Neighboring Achievable Dream Academy and some other area schools went into lockdowns as a precaution, a district spokeswoman said ... His mom, Roneeka Blount, and grandmother, Kim Thompson, were working at area restaurants when they heard the news and headed to the school as soon as they heard....

Irish run over Cowboys 56-21

Abilene RC 21 Sep 2021
The Abilene Cowboys took the short trip East to play county rival Chapman on their homecoming game night. The Irish wasted no time getting off to a quick start with their running attack ... The Cowboys will be at home next Friday night for homecoming and will play Christ Prep Academy, a private school from the Kansas City area. ....

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