Adult & Community Education

  • Adult & Community Education improves the lives of adult students through personalized, quality learning. 
    We are currently taking student information for our Aspire classes for the Fall term, which begins on September 6th, 2022. We will be scheduling entrance tests for ESL and HSE and enrolling students throughout July and August for the fall term. There will be day, evening, and weekend classes. We will have both virtual and in-person classes. If you are interested in enrolling in Aspire classes, please enter your information in the HEAR FROM US link below.
    Click to HEAR FROM US about any of our services, including Practical Nursing and Aspire (HSE, ESL, ADP).


    Coming Soon! New training programs:   

         HVAC/R and Nurse Aide

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    For over 67 years, 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.

    Classes are conveniently located at different sites throughout Franklin County. We encourage you to read through this website to see how we may help you reach your personal and career goals. We welcome you to call our Customer Services office to register or to obtain additional information about our programs.

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

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

    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

  • Hear From Us

    Main Campus

    2323 Lexington Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43211

    Extension Campus

    Fort Hayes Career Center

    546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.

    Columbus, OH 43215

    High School Equivalency 
    Programs including testing
    options, free Reading and
    Math Remediation, and free
    Adult Diploma Programs
    offering industry certifications.

    English for Speakers of
    Other Languages
    Free English classes for
    foreign born adults.

    Practical Nursing
    A 12-month program leading
    to a great career as a Licensed
    Practical Nurse.