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ASPIRE (Formerly called ABLE / GED / ESOL)

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ASPIRE (Formerly called ABLE / GED / ESOL)

Aspire is a FREE program!

Our Goal:  Aspire classes are a stepping stone to transition to the next chapter in life.  Refresh your basic academic skills in reading, math, or language to help earn your GED, enter a skills training program at Apollo Career Center, enter college, obtain a job, and/or retain your current job.

Our Vision:  Changing Futures; Changing Lives!

Invest in yourself and your future with the help of the Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) and the General Education Development (GED) program. We offer FREE day, evening and online classes for adult learners at different locations in Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Van Wert and Paulding counties.  We offer instruction in the following subjects:

Earn your GED or brush up on your skills.  Apollo’s Aspire staff will help you advance your career and potential.  Attend an upcoming orientation near you.

What is the GED?

The General Educational Development (GED) tests give students the chance to earn a diploma that is equal to a high school diploma. This diploma is important for people looking for a job or continuing their education.

The GED test has five subject areas; Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science and Math. The questions on each of these tests requires you to use general knowledge and thinking skills.  The GED test is designed to measure the important information and skills learned during four years of high school.

Classes are FREE to help you prepare for this test.  In order to register for classes and receive help, we offer orientations in five counties the first Monday and Tuesday of every month.

Please click on the enrollment link which will give you a list of our locations and orientation dates and times.

How do I enroll?  CLICK HERE for schedule, or call 419-993-2993 for more information.

Note: You may not take classes if you have an F-1 Visa, are under 16 yrs of age, or if you are enrolled in high school.

Official GED Test

Ohio recognizes the GED examination as being equal to a high school diploma. Like a regular high school diploma, the GED diploma allows you to get a job, apply for a better job, continue your education or reach a personal goal.

You must be 18 years old to take the test.

The fee for the test is $120. When applying for the test (https://ged.com/) you can request a one-time $80 voucher to lower the cost to $40 by calling 419-998-2938.

The official GED test is administered at Apollo Career Center which is a PearsonVue Testing Center. All testing is done by appointment. Appointments can be made on-line after registering at https://ged.com/.


What are Study Tables?

Our program offers basic skills in reading, math, social studies, science and basic computer skills. It is for anyone who needs to brush up on their skills.

We also offer FREE online and computer-based instruction, basic computer skills, keyboarding, study and test taking skills, and can assist those who would like to transition into employment or post-secondary education.

How do I enroll?  CLICK HERE for schedule, or call 419-993-2993 for more information.

What is English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL classes are FREE and open to everyone who needs help learning English.

English is taught at many levels from beginning to advanced.

Classes include listening, speaking, reading, writing and basic citizenship.

Classes are taught at different locations in five counties.

GED classes are also available for ESOL students.

How do I enroll?  CLICK HERE for schedule, or call 419-993-2993 for more information.

What is Transitions?

Our Transitions class prepares students for what comes next after they obtain their GED. It prepares students in the following areas: