Aspire (formerly ABLE/GED)


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The Buckeye Aspire program (formerly ABLE/GED) through the Buckeye Career Center assists adult students in Tuscarawas County and surrounding areas with math, reading and writing skills, adult secondary education/high school equivalency test preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and transitions to post-secondary training/education and employment. Buckeye Aspire offerings are available at no cost to eligible students.


Buckeye Aspire Classes and Next Orientations:

*Students need to attend both days of orientation

New Philadelphia: 

- Buckeye Career Center - Tuesday/Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

Next Orientation: August 28 & 30 (Monday/Wednesday), 5:30-8:30 p.m.

- OhioMeansJobs (starting July 2017) - Tuesday/Thursday, 1-4 p.m.

Next Orientation: July 18 & 20 (Tuesday/Thursday), 1-4 p.m.


- Dover First Moravian Church - Monday/Wednesday, 9-Noon

Next Orientation: July 24 & 26 (Monday/Wednedsy), 9-Noon


- Uhrichsville Nazarene Church - Monday/Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

Next Orientation: July 18 & 20 (Tuesday/Thursday), 5:30-8:30 p.m.


- Newcomerstown Library Annex Building - Monday/Wednesday, 1-4 p.m.

Next Orientation: July 17 & 19 (Monday/Wednesday), 1-4 p.m.


- Hiland High School Library - Tuesday/Thursday, 5-8 p.m.

Next Orientation: August 29 & 31 (Tuesday/Thursday), 5-8 p.m.


ESOL Classes and Next Orientations:

*ESOL students only need to attend one day of orientation


- Dover First Moravian Church, Morning Class - Tuesday/Thursday, 9-Noon

Next Orientation: July 25 & 27 (Tuesday/Thursday), 9 a.m.-Noon

- Dover First Moravian Church, Evening Class - Tuesday/Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m.

Next Orientation: July 25 & 27 (Tuesday/Thursday), 6-8:30 p.m.

Dover Alliance Church, Evening Class - Tuesday/Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m.

Next Orientation: July 25 & 27 (Tuesday/Thursday), 6-8:30 p.m. at Dover First Moravian Church


Transitions & Distance Education Offerings:

Distance Education Through Learning Partner Hub (GED Prep.);  KeyTrain Practice for WorkKeys Employability Skills (Career/Postsecondary Readiness); Transitions Math (Career/Postsecondary Readiness)


To register for an upcoming orientation or for additional information about the Buckeye Aspire program and classes, please  contact program coordinator Nate Hackenbracht at 330-308-5720 or email Thank you. 


Inglés para Hablantes de Otros Idiomas

Las clases están disponibles en la mañana y en la noche.

Llame a Nate Hackenbracht al 330-308-5720 para inscribirse en una orientación.


GED Test:

Buckeye Career Center offers the official, computer-based GED test on-site at the school's testing center. Prior to testing, adult students need to set up a personalized account and register for the test through The personal GED page is also where students can pay for and take the "GED Ready" practice tests in each of the four subjects (Math, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies), as well as view test results with same-day scoring.

Enrolled Buckeye Aspire students qualify for free practice test vouchers following consistent class attendance and applicable progress in their TABE assessment levels.

The Testing Center Coordinator at Buckeye Career Center is John Barr. He can be reached at 330-308-5720, ext. 1562, or


Aspire Links:


Ohio Aspire Eligibility

Ohio Department of Higher Education  

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