Aspire - High School Equivalency - ESOL

  • 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. Next term begins September 6, 2022.

    High School 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 20 years or older to earn their diploma along with an industry credential at no cost. Click here to learn more.

    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.


    How do I enroll in classes?

    After you click on the portal below, click on APPLY NOW, choose High School Certificate or English As A Second Language. Then click on Search for Providers and SELECT COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS. Then, scroll up and click on START APPLICATION.

    Student Registration Portal