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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What's the latest on bear sightings in southwestern Illinois? Here's what we know

News-Press Now 18 Jun 2021
Certainly, the possibility of bears becoming more prevalent in the area raises safety concerns ... Don't crowd them ... If someone did hear of it being in the area, keep an eye on your younger kids ... The bear was taken to a less populated area and released back into the wild ... Genevieve area in Missouri ... 0.45. LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY CELEBRATES GRADUATION ... 1.09 ... ....

Andhra Pradesh okays land for PV Sindhu’s academy in Vizag

Deccan Chronicle 17 Jun 2021
The AP government on Thursday issued orders alienating two acres of land at Chinagadili area in Vizag city to badminton star PV Sindhu for establishing an academy and sports schools free of cost ... The academy will be constructed in two phases at an expenditure of Rs five crore in ......

Rock companies to provide multi-million grant, mentor support to Apple Developer Academy

Detroit news 17 Jun 2021
Michigan State University is expected to announce Thursday that the Gilbert Family Foundation, with the Rock Family of Companies, will provide a grant and mentor support to the new Apple Developer Academy in Detroit ... The Academy will open in October on the second floor of the First National Building, one of Bedrock’s buildings in downtown Detroit....

Dan Stahlschmidt Joins Academy Securities as Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets

Finger Lakes Times 17 Jun 2021
Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of Dan Stahlschmidt as Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets ... Stahlschmidt will focus on expanding the Firm’s equity business and presence in the Chicago area....

St. Peter's choir, ballet school present recitals Saturday

Finger Lakes Times 17 Jun 2021
Peter’s Community Arts Academy is a non-profit organization that has been serving the greater Geneva area with enrichment programs, lessons, and instruction in music and dance ......

Turkic Academy hails new pact between Turkey, Azerbaijan

Anadolu Agency 17 Jun 2021
The Shusha Declaration signed this week between Turkey and Azerbaijan will strengthen unity in the Turkic world, the head of the International Turkic Academy said on Thursday. The academy hailed the declaration, signed this Tuesday, with great satisfaction ......

Wednesday's local scoreboard

Grand Forks Herald 17 Jun 2021
Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton and Legacy Christian Academy (+119) 407, 8 ... Legacy Christian Academy 407-425--832 ... Providence Academy 365, 5 ... Lutheran Academy 375, 7 ... Providence Academy 365-352--717; 3 ... Croix Lutheran Academy 373-364--737; 7 ... Petzold, Providence Academy, 82-76--158; 4 ... Legacy Christian Academy 323, 4 ... West Central Area 350, 6....

Taconic Music: Topnotch chamber music and it’s free

Rutland Herald 17 Jun 2021
Taconic Music, the only Vermont music festival to present indoor in-person concerts last summer, is returning for its fifth year June 14-July 12 to Manchester’s Burr and Burton Academy ... Burr and Burton Academy continues to act as host and sponsor, donating its space ... COVID-19 rules are in concert with Burr and Burton Academy....

H.S. Tournaments: Turners Falls softball, Frontier baseball pace local sides as brackets released

The Recorder 17 Jun 2021
Div. 3 postseason. Following an unbeaten 13-0 campaign, the Thunder earned the lone bye in the Div ... 4 Hopkins Academy (9-2) on Friday in Hadley. Three Recorder area teams will compete in the Div ... 7 seed ... 2 Hopkins Academy, the defending champs, in the quarterfinals on Monday ... 9 Smith Academy on Friday at 4 p.m ... Two Recorder area teams entered into the Div....

GFA Technical Directorate begins football DNA survey

Ghana Web 17 Jun 2021
It also includes scouting, Youth academies and Infrastructure, Youth National Teams, analysis and coach education. Another area of importance is player development, game understanding and Technic, Culture and Physical abilities of the Ghanaian footballer ... Join our Newsletter. ....

Dozen North Shore baseball squads ready for playoffs

The Salem News 17 Jun 2021
The Falcons have one of the state's best young lefties in Joe Zamejtis, who is 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA and an area-leading 65 strikeouts ... Aaron Zenus has 18 hits, 18 runs and 49 strikeouts for Masco while Erik Sibbach leads the area with five pitching wins and Sean Moynihan lead the area with 24 RBI....

Medical cannabis innovation hub launches in Israel's Negev desert

The Jerusalem Post 17 Jun 2021
... for the establishment of two medical cannabis factories, 600 pharmacists from all over the country have completed training in a dedicated academy which we opened, and in addition, we are planning to market agricultural areas and advanced research laboratories this October....

‘It’s frightening’: Troubled NYC school told mom to pull her smart son out

New York Post 17 Jun 2021
More On.. department of education. Black parents’ righteous fury at NYC public school failure. ‘Something is wrong here’. Parents rip into DOE, say NYC has failed black students ... Hot seats ... see also ... Post. Nephew said area friends suggested that she apply to charter school Success Academy two years ago and that she won a spot.  ... ....