Aspire - High School Equivalency - ESL

  • 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. Our next term begins May 30, 2023.

    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?

    There are 3 steps to enroll in ASPIRE classes: 1) Apply on the Student Registration Portal below, 2) Attend an information session (dates listed below), 3) Take a TABE test to know your class level


             Step 1: After you click on the portal below, click on APPLY NOW.



    Student Registration Portal

    Step 2:  Attend a 30 minute information session where you will get more details about classes.


    In-person information sessions 

    Adult & Community Education 2323 Lexington Ave. Columbus 43211

    Thursday, June 8, 2023   at 1:00 p.m.

    Thursday, July 6, 2023   at 1:00 p.m.


    *****Please do not bring children with you to the in-person information sessions, as we do not provide childcare.*****

    Step 3: You will be given an appointment time to come to school to take the TABE entrance test to know your class placement level.