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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Biology students make use of nearby stream

The Maryville Daily Times 18 May 2021
There are many exceptional parts of the William Blount Ninth Grade Academy, as proven by the reasons teachers are fond of this campus and the resources available ... Lately, many classes are taking advantage of the resources this area has to offer ... Emily Whitehead is the school correspondent for WB Ninth Grade Academy....

New bilingual school to open in Nanshan next year

Shenzhen Daily 18 May 2021
The total planned floor area of the Broadstone Academy Shenzhen exceeds 100,000 square meters, and the school will be equipped with complete modern educational facilities, including outdoor sports fields, three indoor sports halls, swimming pools, rooftop tennis courts, a ......

Wrestling notebook: Powerade wrestling tournament will be loaded with talent

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 18 May 2021
Mary, Blair Academy (N.J.), Bergen Catholic (N.J.), Laurel Highlands Prep (Fla.), Manheim Township, North Allegheny and Notre Dame-Green Pond ... Edwards (Ohio), Reynolds, Canon-McMillan, Connellsville and Kiski Area. Blair Academy, Wyoming Seminary and Malvern Prep are some of the top Prep teams in the country ... Showdown at Kiski Area....

Area woman earns degree from Wittenberg U.

Standard-Speaker 18 May 2021
She is pursuing a master’s degree in data science at Cabrini University. Cull is a 2016 graduate of Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences .......

Joyce announces McClain's appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

Daily American 17 May 2021
Naval Academy for the class of 2025. McClain resides in Windber and attends Windber Area High School ... Naval Academy, and I am thrilled that she has received an appointment to join the class of 2025 ... “The service academy appointment process is highly selective and competitive....

Hancock voices frustration over Covid vaccine refusals

Belfast Telegraph 17 May 2021
Cases there had doubled in the past week, with 19 people in Bolton in hospital with the variant and eight in Blackburn, and that it was now the dominant strain in the area ... “This is the biggest surge of resources into any specific local area we have seen in the pandemic so far,” Mr Hancock said....

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) Announces Winners

Caledonian Record 17 May 2021
EVANSTON, ILLNational Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) recently announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners ... Local winners in The Caledonian-Record’s circulation area include..Luke Y. Young-Xu, of North Haverhill, N.H., a student at St. Johnsbury Academy ... • David J. Moody, of Craftsbury, a student at Craftsbury Academy ... .......

High School Girls Basketball rankings: Bonita has been No. 1 from start to finish

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 17 May 2021
The teams are from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, and Whittier Daily News coverage areas ... The most complete team in the area ... Have won 10 out of its last 11 games and are one of the hottest teams in the Whittier area ... Not many teams in the area are capable of doing that....

Covid-19 hotspots in Bolton and Blackburn 'driven by younger age groups'

ITV 17 May 2021
But in each of those areas, case rates among younger people are running at a much higher level than those for older age groups, according to analysis of the latest data by the PA news agency ... This is up from 64.1 one week earlier, and is the highest for the area since March 13....

In brief: Free Memorial Day weekend parking, StoryWalk and more in Sewickley

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 17 May 2021
Free parking on Memorial Day in Sewickley Borough. Parking will be free in the Borough of Sewickley beginning at 1 p.m. May 28 through May 31. Enforcement will resume at 9 a.m. June 1. Deceased veterans service ... Sweet Jazz Music Series ... Sewickley Academy girls lacrosse soars into WPIAL playoffs ... Naval Academy graduate and more for Sewickley area students....

Low vaccine uptake fuels variant fear: Only one in four London cases involved people who ...

The Daily Mail 17 May 2021
People in Bolton queue for Covid-19 vaccination at the ESSA Academy in Lever's Edge area on Monday May 17. Case rates in Bolton are over 12 times the current national average ... ....

Vaccines prevent 97 per cent of Covid infections from Indian variant and NO fully vaccinated ...

The Daily Mail 17 May 2021
The coronavirus vaccines appear to be 97 per cent effective against infection from the new Indian variant, it has been suggested ... The coronavirus vaccines appear to be 97 per cent effective against infection from the new Indian variant that has hit areas of England such as Bolton. Pictured. Thousands queue at the Essa Academy for a jab ... Update... ....

FIFA global report: Give every talent a chance

The Patriotic Vanguard 17 May 2021
The study also includes insights drawn from 864 football academies, analysed by Double Pass. The global report offers insights into a number of key areas of talent development, namely talent identification, training, playing opportunities, and the transition from youth to senior level ... Everything is connected in our sport. We are all connected ... Source....

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