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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Local historian shares tales of early settlement

HJ News 30 Nov 2022
Curt is the son of Neil and Deonna Fuller of Clifton, and Neil taught history at West Side High School, which accounts for Curt’s personal interest in the history of this area. The event was sponsored by the Franklin County Historical Society and supported by the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation ... .......

A ski school, an office park, and a ‘godfather’ may be the secret to USMNT ...

The Marshall News Messenger 29 Nov 2022
Burke Mountain Academy — which Graham graduated from in 1987 — might not have had much outside its gates but it did have a clear mission ... If Burke Mountain looks like a farmhouse then YSC Academy looks like a strip mall ... Most of the teachers worked previously at area high schools like Germantown Academy, Penn Charter, and Shipley....

Good news in the district

The Philadelphia Tribune 29 Nov 2022
Mastbaum, Philadelphia Academies Inc., launches pre-apprenticeship in construction trades program. Philadelphia Academies Inc. and Working Families Partnership Philadelphia along with Mastbaum Area Vocational Technical High School celebrated the launch of a new ......

After school programs work to close pandemic-driven achievement gaps for students of color

Columbia Missourian 29 Nov 2022
That’s an area Raymond Hall and the Dream Tree Academy in Columbia are looking to address. Dream Tree Academy students interview founder Raymond Hall, left, for an audio activity ... Courtesy of Dream Tree Academy ... Hall founded Dream Tree Academy in 2021 ... One Dream Tree Academy course was on car maintenance....

Sewickley area student news for the week of Nov. 29, 2022

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 29 Nov 2022
Brak pitched an e-commerce marketplace catering to petite women ... Categories. Local . Sewickley Herald. Email Newsletters ... In brief. Soccer camp registration, upcoming meetings and more in the Sewickley area. New coach expects Sewickley Academy girls to adopt defensive identity ... Sewickley area churches, places of worship hold holiday events, services ... .......

IHSFCA Football All-State 2022 Selections

Journal Online Chicago 29 Nov 2022
The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) announced its All-State players for 2022 and the Journal-area had 14 players in total recognized. Four players from Journal-area made the Class 8A team. Loyola Academy’s Jake Stearney (Sr., QB) was selected All-State this year after earning honorable mention honors last year....

Jane Shivick's singing will resonate with Boston Pops and Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra

Worcester Telegram 29 Nov 2022
10 will feature the orchestra, along with vocal soloists Shivick and Christon Carney (tenor), a combined chorus composed of The Salisbury Singers (under the direction of Bradford Dumont), The Worcester Children's Chorus (under the direction of Pamela Mindell) and students from area colleges....

Simplilearn Acquires New York based Fullstack Academy, Aims to Achieve $200mn in Revenue by FY24

Victoria Advocate 28 Nov 2022
The news of the Fullstack Academy acquisition comes right after the latest funding by the GSV-led consortium ... Recently, Fullstack Academy was designated an AWS Authorized Training Partner, enabling the delivery of official AWS Training and Certification in high-demand skills areas such as cloud computing ... About Fullstack Academy....

Fullstack Academy Joins Blackstone-backed Simplilearn

Hastings Tribune 28 Nov 2022
Fullstack Academy will continue its current brand and bootcamp offerings and operate as an independent business unit within Simplilearn ... In 2022, Fullstack Academy was designated an AWS Authorized Training Partner, enabling delivery of official AWS Training and Certification in high-demand skills areas such as cloud computing ... Fullstack Academy....

Lorain County high school students tour Bendix, learn about career paths

The Morning Journal 28 Nov 2022
The Effective Leadership Academy team provided leadership curriculum for the ... Through the program, the Effective Leadership Academy works with local chambers of commerce, area municipalities, elected officials and business leaders to turn a city into a classroom, the release said....

NFA's new gymnastics coach is also a new science teacher in Norwich. Meet Tandi Carignan.

The Bulletin 28 Nov 2022
Tandi Carignan has been named the new gymnastics coach at Norwich Free Academy ... Briggs, who has relocated out of the area, guided the Wildcats to a spot in the Class LL state championship meet last season....

Schneider Electric Presents $25,000 to Pennsylvania School District, Annual IT Makeover Contest Winner

Victoria Advocate 28 Nov 2022
Woodland Hills School District received funds to update IT equipment and environments for continued student successUpgrades to IT infrastructure will support 4,000 students, as well as online academy for remote and hybrid learners ... and refreshed older UPS units in areas of need....

miSci receives $75,000 grant

The Daily Gazette 28 Nov 2022
PHOTOGRAPHER ... 80 ... A lot of telegraph and radio innovations happened within a few miles of the area, Hunter said. The first telegraph was developed by Joseph Henry at Albany Academy, the vacuum tube, which powered early radios, was developed at the GE Research Laboratory, while the first email ever sent was sent by an Amsterdam native, he explained ... 80....

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