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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YMCA offers childcare option for kids learning remotely

Independent Tribune 05 Aug 2020
Knowing that many families in the area will need a form of childcare when the school year opens, the YMCA put together the Y academy to offer a safe and supervised environment for kids to learn, Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA CEO Jamie Morgan said ... Enrollment in the Y Academy is currently open for all Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA branch locations....

Salem Academy and College moves to online-only instruction for the fall

News & Record 05 Aug 2020
WINSTON-SALEM — Salem Academy and College is now the second Triad-area school to go online-only this fall ... Instead, both divisions will operate remotely during the fall semester that starts later this month ... Salem Academy and College's fall classes start Aug. 26. The school has 651 students enrolled in the college and another 75 in the academy ... ....

Salem Academy and College goes online-only in the fall

Winston-Salem Journal 05 Aug 2020
Salem Academy and College is now the second Triad-area school to go online-only this fall. The private women’s college and girls’ high school school announced Tuesday that it won’t reopen its campus to students this fall because of COVID-19 ... Salem Academy and College’s fall classes start Aug. 26 ... @JohnNewsomNR. ....

Plans for Selby school take major step forward

York Press 05 Aug 2020
THE development of a new school for the Selby area has taken a major step forward with the naming of an academy sponsor for the project ... ....

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The Greeneville Sun 05 Aug 2020
MUSIC Lyrics On The Lawn. The final Lyrics on the Lawn concert will take place Thursday evening at the Dickson-Williams Mansion, located at 108 North Irish Street ... EVENTS CANCELED. Bristol Rhythm & Roots 2020 ... Washington College Academy offers a place to explore traditional and non-traditional arts and crafts in the following areas ... to 4 p.m ... .......

'Take the lead': IPL gets support from Indian sports fraternity

The Times of India 05 Aug 2020
NEW DELHI ... "Take it as an experiment in the times of COVID-19 ... "I really praise the BCCI for taking the decision of going ahead with the cricket league, IPL," said Vimal, who heads the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru. "Many of the federations also can look at it in a they can revive in their local areas ... ....

First after English: Cricket laws in Kannada

The Times of India 05 Aug 2020
BENGALURU. The present compilation of MCC Laws of has its official versions in only three languages besides English ... After retiring from umpiring, I was among the resident faculty at BCCI's National Academy for Umpires (NAU) at Nagpur. In Karnataka, we used to go to mofussil areas to update local umpires about the laws ... "It was popular then ... ....

COVID-19 makes for unprecedented, uncertain fall plans for Catholic schools

Hawaii Catholic Herald 05 Aug 2020
By Anna Weaver. Hawaii Catholic Herald ... John Vianney in Kailua ... St ... 17 ... St ... 12 ... Nearby all-girls high school Sacred Hearts Academy was giving its students the choice between in-person or live virtual classes. Holy Family Catholic Academy near the Honolulu airport area plans to be back to in-person schooling as well, according to a school news release ... ....

Lords of the links: The 2010s Daily News All-Decade Golf Team

Newburyport Daily News 05 Aug 2020
Dominant performer ranks among greatest female golfers in area history ... The area’s top player over the past two seasons ... Is expected to rank among area’s top golfers again this fall ... area school during the 2010s. Governor’s Academy athletes are eligible if they are from a local town....

On the fence: Teachers, excited to get back in the classroom, remain concerned about coronavirus risks

Penn Live 05 Aug 2020
... People in different areas of the state have different views of it ... “Be it in a traditional setting if parents feel comfortable, remote learning, or by cyber academy. As a teacher, I know that I can do my best to keep my teaching area and class as sanitized as possible and make the parents and students feel they can learn in a clean environment ... Pa....

The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy announces Doctors Without Borders as MissionPOCUS selection for 2020

Herald Mail 04 Aug 2020
For the POCUS Certification Academy, the project is slated to lay the foundation for greater conversation and action toward the use of POCUS in rural areas, specifically in developing nations ... The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™ administers examinations and awards certificates in the areas of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)....

IITs have always been open to diverse influences

The Times of India 04 Aug 2020
“The multidisciplinary nature of educational institutions recommended in NEP will definitely help the IITs to diversity into different areas ... “We have specialised centres in these areas, such as the Rekhi Centre for Science of Happiness, the Academy for Classical and Folk Arts, and the law school focussing on Intellectual Property....

Poorest Pupils Hit Hardest As Exam Results Downgraded In UK's First Covid Moderation

Huffington Post 04 Aug 2020
... has artificially hampered schools in more deprived areas” ... Drew Skinner, 17, who attends St Mungo’s Academy in Glasgow, said she was “disheartened after seeing people from privileged areas achieving straight As purely because they live in affluent areas”....

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