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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Kundi seeks HSA support in training youth

The News International 15 Jun 2024
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Faisal Karim Kundi on Friday visited the Health Services Academy (HSA) in Islamabad and sought the academy’s cooperation in training youths from the unserved and underserved areas of KP in medical and digital technologies ... He hoped that the academy, ......

Bemidji Area Reading Canine program welcomes new reading companions

The Bemidji Pioneer 15 Jun 2024
These teams will be joining the other BARC teams in serving children at the Boys and Girls Club of Bemidji Area, Heartland Christian Academy, Schoolcraft Learning Community, Horace May ......

South Fork's Kate Ensor headlines TCPalm's 2024 Girls Tennis All-Area Team

TCPalm 14 Jun 2024
Three area teams — Jensen Beach, South Fork and Master's Academy — each reign above their respective districts, with a couple of those programs making noise at the state level ... Spring All-Area. Vero Beach's Mason Cisco headlines TCPalm's 2024 Boys Tennis All-Area Team. Spring All-Area ... Nick Streibick, Master’s Academy ... Lacey Tanner, Master’s Academy....

Community news: Aviation Academy June 21-22; off-broadway play coming Sunday to Gainesville

The Gainesville Sun 14 Jun 2024
The 6th annual Aviation Academy hosted by 100 Black Men of Greater Florida GNV will again be held in Gainesville. The two-day academy will be held 6-8 p.m ... The 100 Black Men of Greater Florida Aviation Academy weekend has provided an opportunity for young people in the greater Gainesville area to learn about all thing’s aviation and STEM....

Experts laud growing agricultural cooperation between China, Africa

People Daily 14 Jun 2024
"I saved money on fertilizer, and now I can invest in other areas of the farm," he said ... For instance, the total plantation area of super rice varieties provided by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences has reached 57,000 hectares in Africa, registering an average yield of more than 20 percent higher than those of local varieties....

China Focus: Experts laud growing agricultural cooperation between China, Africa

Xinhua 14 Jun 2024
"I saved money on fertilizer, and now I can invest in other areas of the farm," he said ... For instance, the total plantation area of super rice varieties provided by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences has reached 57,000 hectares in Africa, registering an average yield of more than 20 percent higher than those of local varieties....

NRCC deepens collaboration to boost rice production

Business Ghana 14 Jun 2024
The Northern Regional Coordinating Council (NRCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Jiangxi Academy of Agricultural Science (JXAAS CHINA), a Chinese research institution, to boost food production in the country ... Under the agreement, the Jiangxi Academy would ......

Tampa raises flag in honor of Juneteenth

Tampa Bay Times 14 Jun 2024
Despite the heat and blazing sun, spirits were high when a drum band performed to the clapping and cheering of attendees ... Tampa’s emancipation came earlier, in May of 1964 ... The Bay Area Drum Academy performs on the steps of the City Center in the bright, midday sunshine ... .......

Review: Fazal Rizvi's Dubai exhibition is a rewarding trek through Gilgit-Baltistan

The National 14 Jun 2024
With some active engagement on the part of the viewer, the works presented provide insights into an area rich with mythological, geopolitical and colonial history ... The artist returned to the area in 2020, as part of his residency project at the Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands....

Will Syrian National Army abide by UN plan to prevent child recruitment

Enab Baladi 14 Jun 2024
On May 29, the Ministry of Defense in the Interim Government inaugurated a military academy in the Afrin area in northern Aleppo to provide modern military training to 500 elements initially, stating that creating the college was within the scope of converting the Syrian National Army into a regular army....

Spain turn to young wonderkids - and a former Chelsea star - under boss Luis ...

The Daily Mail 14 Jun 2024
Ten years on from the World Cup demolition at the hands of the Dutch that marked the end of their golden era and Spain are beginning to believe again ... LISTEN ... As with England, Spanish football is producing a glut of highly technical creative young players from the academies of its leading clubs and a shortage of quality in other key areas.Read More ... ....

Digital e-commerce firm planning expansion following six figure investment

The Business Desk 13 Jun 2024
The firm is undergoing a significant transformation as it targets major growth into new areas. This includes the introduction of three new divisions including the Evo Academy which is an exciting new digital training academy facility for over 18-year-olds ... Through the Evo Academy we aim to train between 12-50 students per year....

Binance Academy: A gateway to cryptocurrency knowledge for Pakistanis

Dawn 13 Jun 2024
One platform where the general public can easily learn about cryptocurrencies is Binance Academy ... Whether it’s understanding the basics of Bitcoin, the granularity behind Ethereum, or the functionality of other altcoins, Binance Academy breaks down these concepts into easily digestible content ... That is why Binance Academy offers content in Urdu....