High School Diploma Options

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To get a good job today, you need basic academic and workforce skills. Aspire is a FREE program for anyone 16 and over in the community. 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® or High School Diploma, enter a skills training program, obtain a job, and/or retain your current job. 

You must pre-register for our 4-day orientation athttps://tinyurl.com/Apollo-GED or 
Call the Assistant Aspire Coordinator Jessica Hoehn at 419-998-2938
Aspire Class Times and Locations for 2023-2024

Van Wert County Site
Vantage Career Center
Adult Education Door #6
818 N. Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891
419-238-5411, option 2

Aspire classes held Monday & Wednesday 9:00am -Noon
Orientations held: Sept. 18, Nov. 6, Jan. 8, Mar. 4 and April 22 

Paulding County Site
Ohio Means Jobs - Paulding County Job Center
250 Dooley Drive #B, Paulding, OH 45879

Aspire Classes held Tuesday and Thursday from Noon - 3:00 pm
Orientations Held: Sept. 11, Nov. 6, Jan. 8, Mar. 4, and April 22

Delphos Site 
Delphos Public Library
309 W 2nd Street, Delphos, OH 45833

Aspire Classes held Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am - 12:00 pm
Orientations held: Sept. 12, Nov. 7, Jan. 9, Mar.5, and April 23

Mercer County Site
Mercer County ESC Building
540 E Market Street, Celina, OH 45822

Aspire Classes held Tuesday and Friday from 9:00am - Noon
Orientations held: Sept. 12, Nov. 7, Jan. 9, Mar. 5, and April 23 


Vantage Career Center is an authorized Pearson VUE GED® Test Center location. The GED® exam is a computer based test that includes four sections: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies.  

The cost is $30 for each subject or $120 for the complete test.

Ohio GED® Voucher Program
The State of Ohio offers a voucher available for first time test-takers to assist in covering up to $80 of the cost ($20 for each section/ $80 for the complete test).  For information on receiving a voucher, contact Jessica Hoehn at 419-998-2938 / [email protected] 


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The Adult Diploma Program provides job training and an alternate pathway for adults, ages 20 or older, to earn an industry-recognized credential aligned to one of Ohio’s in-demand jobs (after passing the Workkeys®, program requirements, and assessments) AND awarded a state-issued high school diploma.

  1. Must be at least 20 years of age;
  2. Have not received a valid high school diploma or a general educational development (GED®) certificate; and 
  3. Be a resident of Ohio. 
Vantage currently offers three programs as a pathway to the Adult Diploma:  STNA, CDL, Welding.

These classes are available for those entering any adult education program who want to work on their skills.  These classes will help students improve basic academic and workforce skills.  Assistance will also be provided with improving WorkKeys and HESI scores for students entering a medical program or the Adult Diploma Program.

To find out more about the program, click on this link Ohio Department of Education Adult Diploma Program webpage or contact Vantage's Enrollment Coordinator at 419-238-5411,ext. 2118. 

For more information about Aspire and GED Voucher contact, contact Jessica Hoehn, Assistant Aspire Coordinator, at 419-998-2938. 

The specific purpose of a High School Equivalency (HSE) program is the measurement of the educational development of adults who have not completed their formal high school education.

How do I register for a High School Equivalency Exam?
To register for the GED® exam, visit ged.com.

For information on how to request accommodations for the GED test, visit www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/computer-accommodations

contact us

Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
Enrollment, Assessment, and Customized Training Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
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