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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Urdu Point 29 Jun 2022
Talking to a delegation of trainee officers of the Punjab Local Government Academy, Lala Musa, led by Director Najeeb Aslam at the Governor's House here on Wednesday, he said provision of basic amenities to the people is the top priority of the present government ... Academy....

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NBC Bay Area 29 Jun 2022
Parker K-8 and Community Day School were set to close this fall, and next year, Brookfield, Munck, Grass Valley and Horace Mann elementary schools as well as Korematsu Discovery Academy were shceduled to shutter ... And Rise Community Schools was set to merge with New Highland Academy....

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Music can help us bridge political and social divides this Fourth of July | Social Views

Penn Live 29 Jun 2022
the same day, two acclaimed singers from the Harrisburg area will take the stage ... Her father told her early on it was a gift from God, and she's sharing that gift in concerts and by teaching children at the State Street Academy of Music in Harrisburg....

Shelter-in-place ordered for neighborhood near major Colorado Springs intersection

Colorado Springs Gazette 29 Jun 2022
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Bank announces management changes

Murfreesboro Post 29 Jun 2022
She and her husband live in Murfreesboro with their three children ... She has completed various programs within the Tennessee Banking Academy. She and her husband live in the Murfreesboro area with their son ... .......

Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: A classical Fourth of July celebration

Monterey Herald 29 Jun 2022
Celebrations on Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf include a free performance by the Loma Linda Academy String Orchestra, an ensemble of 30 young musicians on tour to the Central Coast, who will present a program of light classics and patriotic music ... Academy of Music for over 25 years....

Alex Scott says misogynistic abuse won’t stop her presenting career: “It’s my responsibility to change perceptions”

Stylist 29 Jun 2022
Written by Morgan CormackbackgroundLayer 1. Add this article to your list of favourites ... Speaking to Radio Times, Scott revealed ... She said concrete pitches in council estate areas “aren’t as important any more” as “academies have appeared that are maybe two hours away, and an inner-city street kid doesn’t have the financial means to access them.”....

DuBois Area School Board OKs project to make high school more secure

Courier Express 28 Jun 2022
... understanding between the district and the DuBois Area Education Association for the director of Virtual Academy extra-duty position.The job description for the director of virtual academy.The following students as student representatives to the board for the 2022-23 school year....

Youth of the Week: Everett Swenson

Olean Times Herald 28 Jun 2022
Everett is the son of Erin and Matthew Swenson and graduated from Archbishop Walsh Academy ... Everett has earned the Bishop’s Award for Altar Service and has completed 30 hours of volunteer service a year for five years through Archbishop Walsh Academy. Additionally, he has been a volunteer for Salamanca Area Kiwanis Club for three years and at the St....

Notre Dame ace Alec Bouchard commits to Wofford

Times Free Press 28 Jun 2022
Bouchard finished the season with an area leading 120 strikeouts over 65 innings in which he only allowed 30 hits and 17 walks to go with a 1.07 earned run average ... Bouchard struck out a season-high 15 batters in his final start against a 28-win Clarksville Academy team....

Alex Scott: I will carry on despite sexist abuse

BBC News 28 Jun 2022
Despite abuse the former Strictly star told the BBC she wanted to stay on air ... Scott said ... She said concrete pitches in council estate areas "aren't as important any more" as "academies have appeared that are maybe two hours away, and an inner-city street kid doesn't have the financial means to access them" ... Top Stories ... ....

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