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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Fall 2024 Citizens Academy Applications Open

North Forty News 16 Jul 2024
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Fall 2024 Citizens Academy. . The academy will start on September 5 and run through December 5 ... The academy is designed to give community members an overview of the operations of LCSO ... The academy capacity is limited and fills up fast....

AIFF seeks Sports Ministry's support for camp for 2026 Asian Games, specialised goalkeeper academy

Beijing News 16 Jul 2024
All India Football Federation (AIFF) has requested the Sports Ministry for support in four particular areas including preparation camp for 2026 Asian Games for men's and women's football teams ... AIFF said in a release on Tuesday that they also sought support from the Sports Ministry for a specialised goalkeeper academy....

Expanding marine reserves will redistribute global fishing effort, say scientists

Phys Dot Org 16 Jul 2024
A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, led by researchers from UC Santa Barbara, aims to understand how the expansion of marine protected areas (MPAs) will affect global fishing effort—a measure of fishing activity or intensity ... Academy of Sciences (2024)....

CO Reports: Paddleboarders - Wear your PFD

Brainerd Dispatch 16 Jul 2024
District 10 - Mille Lacs area ... CO Victoria Griffith (Isle) spent time working on Mille Lacs Lake and area trails ... District 2 - Bemidji area ... CO Jake Swedberg (Detroit Lakes) spent the week instructing at the academy with watercraft operation ... Fourth of July holiday week a busy one for area COs ... District 4 - Walker area ... District 9 - Brainerd area....

Guangming Science City sees remarkable evolution

Shenzhen Daily 16 Jul 2024
These regulations are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of a science-focused area, and introduce new frameworks for governance, land planning, technology, talent, and finance ... The area is now home to 6,087 talented individuals from various research institutes and academies....

China's first all-electric propulsion communication satellite passes in-orbit tests, becomes fully operational

People Daily 16 Jul 2024
By providing highly cost-effective, high-throughput broadband satellite resources, the APStar-6E will aid the development of the regional information industry and address the digital divide faced by developing areas, according to the CGWIC. Developed by the China Academy of ......

'It wasn't a given': How the film industry's growth allowed Oklahoma to land 'Twisters'

The Oklahoman 16 Jul 2024
Not only did the filmmaker grow up on a farm just outside of Westville, Oklahoma, but he also previously filmed his Academy Award-winning semi-autobiographical immigrant drama "Minari" in the Tulsa area in 2019 ... Nearly 2,300 metro-area residents were to be hired for the big-budget ......

Texan Glen Powell brings Red River Rivalry to Oklahoma City premiere of 'Twisters'

Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise 16 Jul 2024
'Twisters' cast talks Oklahoma weather, line dancing on OKC red carpet ... "I'd never been on this side of a jet engine ... ... furniture shot at us." ... Sen ... Gov ... Directed by Chung, who previously filmed his Academy Award-winning semi-autobiographical immigrant drama "Minari" in the Tulsa area in 2019, "Twisters" was made on an estimated budget of $200 million....

Meet The Leaf-Chronicle's All-Area boys and girls tennis teams for the 2024 season

Leaf Chronicle 15 Jul 2024
Kirkwood High School only came into existence last summer, but it didn't have to wait long for its first Leaf-Chronicle All-Area Athlete of the Year ... While this season's boys team is headlined by a new school, the girls' All-Area team features a repeat player of the year, Clarksville Academy sophomore Anna Marie Adams ... Clarksville Academy, So....

DNR Report: Hot temperatures slowed the bite on some area lakes

Duluth News Tribune 15 Jul 2024
District 6 - Two Harbors area ... Water temps on Lake Superior are starting to improve and anglers are feeling optimistic about the fish moving into the area ... Warm weather brought out a high number of watercraft users to area lakes ... Enforcement action was taken for ATV operation in closed areas. District 7 - Grand Rapids area....

Golden View Company Holds Press Conference to Announce Consultants Participating in Its Latest Projects in New Cairo

Egypt Today 15 Jul 2024
Mr. Ahmed El-Sayed added that the project is located in the South Academy area, one of the most prestigious residential areas in New Cairo. It is situated near Cairo Festival City and the Police Academy, making it the largest commercial, administrative, and medical complex currently available in the region ...  . ....

Vetoed PNP reform bill

The Manila Times 15 Jul 2024
Among the bill's major features were formally recognizing the PNP's proposed organization structure, strengthening the capacities of the PNP Academy, expanding the powers of the Internal Affairs Services and establishing area police commands in strategic locations ... The area police ......

Marie Cirillo, advocate for Appalachia and former nun, dies at 94 | Georgiana Vines

Knox News 15 Jul 2024
At age 19, she became a Catholic nun known as Sister Marie of Fatima of the Glenmary Sisters and eventually worked in the Chicago area with refugees from Appalachia ... Kennedy came to the area during the summer following her sophomore year at Concord Academy to work on a video project on the coal-mining community and what it meant to local people....

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