• Aspire logo 2024

    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. Spring classes will begin April 15, 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

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    To Enroll in ASPIRE Classes


    Step 1:  Apply here: Student Registration Portal


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




    In-person information session (no appointment needed) 

    Adult & Community Education s 2323 Lexington Avenue s  Columbus, OH 43211





    June 7, 2024

    10:00 am OR 1:00 pm


    June 14, 2024

    10:00 am OR 1:00 pm


     In-person information session (no appointment needed)

    World Language Middle School s 330 E. Dominion Boulevard s Columbus, OH 43214





    June 6, 2024

    6:00 pm


    June 13, 2024

    6:00 pm



    **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


                                        Classes will begin July 2, 2024