Adult & Community Education

  • ACE banner
    Since 1954, we have been committed to providing programs for lifelong learning. Adult Workforce Education courses can be taken in health occupations, skilled trades, and computer applications. You can prepare to earn your high school equivalency by attending free classes, and foreign-born adults can learn to read, write, and speak English in our (ESL) English for Speakers of Other Languages program.

    ACE Mission Statement: Adult and Community Education improves the lives of adult students through personalized, quality learning. 

    CCS Mission Statement: Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.

    Vision Statement: A world-class model of public education that prepares members of our communities to reach their full potential. 


    Adult & Community Education, Columbus City Schools is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and is nationally accredited through the Council on Occupational Education (COE). All instructors hold a teaching certificate issued by the Ohio Department of Education. The academic year for the Practical Nursing program is 960 hours. read more





Contact Us

  • Main Campus

    2323 Lexington Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43211

    Extension Campus

    Fort Hayes Career Center

    546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.

    Columbus, OH 43215

    Aspire 380.997.7633

    • High School Equivalency 
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL)

    Practical Nursing


    Nurse Aide