The Aspire program offers free ESL, High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET), postsecondary preparation and career training for adult learners at different locations throughout Columbus. Day, evening and weekend, virtual and in-person class options are available. Winter classes will begin January 3, 2024.
High School Equivalency Certificate
High School Equivalency (HSE) classes prepare the student to pass HSE tests. Click here to learn more about HSE tests and vouchers.
The Adult Diploma Program allows those who are 18 years or older to earn their diploma along with an industry credential at no cost. To learn more click HERE.
English as a Second Language
ESL classes improve English language skills in the areas of Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing and Basic Citizenship. All adults are welcome, although F-1 visa holders may not attend classes.
Career Training Opportunities
Three Steps to Enroll in ASPIRE Classes
Step 1: Apply here: Student Registration PortalStep 2: Attend a 30 minute information session where you will get more details about classes.In person information session (no appointment needed)
*****Please do not bring children with you to the in-person information sessions, as we do not provide childcare.*****Step 3: Take a placement test