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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Goodman finds welding to be good fit

The Paducah Sun 07 Oct 2022
In addition to the Four Rivers Career Academy in Fulton County, the 29 AGC of Western Kentucky Technical Center Students of the Week are chosen from the Ballard County Career and Technical Center, Caldwell Regional Career Center, Marshall County Technical Center, Mayfield-Graves ......

160 Driving Academy Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its very first Location

Victoria Advocate 07 Oct 2022
The event for the�Peoria Location�occurred on�Wednesday, August 31st.� Commemorating the milestone achievement, notable attendees included Founder and CEO, Steve Gold, 160 Driving Academy Central Region Leadership Team, the Branch Team for the Peoria location, the�Peoria Area ......

High school scores, summaries and schedules for Oct. 6, 2022

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 07 Oct 2022
Kiski Area at Mars, 7 p.m ... Shady Side Academy at Knoch, 7 p.m ... Summit Academy at Riverview, 7 p.m ... Ryan Frohlich, Shady Side Academy, 82-80–162 ... Landon Mauser, Shady Side Academy, 79-87–166 ... Kiski Area 4, North Catholic 0 ... Penn-Trafford at Obama Academy, ppd ... Shady Side Academy 5, Knoch 0 ... Sewickley Academy 3, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 1....

Expelled Cadet Who Sued Coast Guard Over No-Child Policy Will Get His Degree

NBC Bay Area 07 Oct 2022
Coast Guard Academy cadet who was expelled for becoming a father will get his degree as part of a legal settlement, his attorneys said Thursday. Isaak Olson, from Whittier, California, sued the academy in December after years of endeavoring to be reinstated as a cadet ... The Coast Guard Academy confirmed the settlement but didn't give details....

Dramatic OT save keeps Wilson field hockey unbeaten after draw with Moravian Academy

Lehigh Valley 07 Oct 2022
Wilson Area High School’s Annalisse McAuliffe picked a good time for her first dive ... Moravian Academy 2. Wilson Area 2 ... The goalie’s dramatic save in the closing moments of the extra period ensured that Wilson and Moravian Academy tied 2-2 on Thursday in their Colonial League contest at Wilson Area Intermediate School....

Gun Injuries to Kids Rose During Pandemic

Mesabi Daily News 07 Oct 2022
A significant increase in firearm injuries occurred in African American children,” Ugalde said in a news release from the American Academy of Pediatrics. For the study, her team reviewed patient records from a Houston-area hospital from 2019 to 2021 ... American Academy of Pediatrics, news release, Oct....

Free dental, vision, and medical care clinic coming to Lynn

Marietta Daily Journal 07 Oct 2022
Oct. 7—LYNN — Free dental, vision, and medical services will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Remote Area Medical's two-day clinic on Oct. 29 and 30 at KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School. The nonprofit provider, also known as ... ....

Week 7 H.S. football preview capsules

TDT News 07 Oct 2022
Harrison-Pilot leads area receivers with 580 yards ... The junior leads the area with nine TD grabs ... ACADEMY at CAMERON YOE ... Academy Bumblebees 3-3, 1-1; Yoe Yoemen 3-2, 1-0 ... Lorena 40, Academy 17; Yoe, idle ... The Academy offense leads the area at 412.8 yards per game ... third in the area....

Meet the CUSD candidates: Tom Lando

Chico Enterprise Record 07 Oct 2022
CHICO — Chico Unified School District board of trustees District 4 candidate Tom Lando is running for reelection after serving on the board since 2018 ... “We also need to find different ways to make education accessible to students such that are in rural areas, for example.”. Lando said both high schools have virtual academies ... ....

ABA Centers of America Donates $1 Million to Temple University for Autism Lab

Eagle-Tribune 07 Oct 2022
We aim to change that not only by opening new ABA centers but through actions like funding the ABA Centers of America Autism Laboratory at Temple and creating our own training center, the ABA Academy of Excellence.". ABA Centers of America services 11 metro areas and has four ......

PREP VOLLEYBALL NOTEBOOK: Area tournaments set for next week

Dothan Eagle 06 Oct 2022
After almost two months of regular season play, the postseason begins next week for AHSAA high school volleyball teams, starting with area tournaments ... Area teams hosting include Enterprise (Class 7A, Area 3), Providence Christian (Class 5A, Area 2), Houston Academy (Class 3A, Area 2), Samson (Class 2A, Area 2), G.W....

Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey’s Bitcoin Academy Receives Mixed Reactions

LB News 06 Oct 2022
The Bitcoin Academy is a new project developed and initiated by rapper and businessman Jay-Z and former Twitter executive Jack Dorsey. Jay-Z, Jack Dorsey, and the Bitcoin Academy ... Another person who’s reacting negatively to the Bitcoin Academy is an unnamed retiree who worked formerly as a school bus matron in the New York area of Queens....

Salem Academy volleyball player Aly Herber wins Statesman Journal Athlete of the Week

Statesman Journal 06 Oct 2022
Salem Academy volleyball player Aly Herber won this week's poll for top area athlete; other nominees were from Salem Academy, Sprague, McNary and Dallas .......

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