High School Diploma Options


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.

What test formats are available?
High School Equivalency is now available through three different exams.

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

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

For information on how to request accommodations for the HiSET exam, visit hiset.ets.org/take/disabilities/ 


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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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. 
Pre-registration is required for orientation.  Call the Aspire Coordinator Jodi Wireman at 419-998-2956

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

2022 - 2023 Aspire Class Times and Locations

Van Wert County Site:
Vantage Career Center
Adult Education Door #6
818 N. Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891
419-238-5411, ext. 2075

Aspire classes held Monday & Wednesday 9:00am -Noon
Orientations held: September 12, November 7, January 9, March 6, April 24

Workkeys® and HESI Prep Classes
Classes held Monday & Wednesday 9:00am - Noon (As Needed) 

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:  September 12, November 7, January 9, March 6, April 24 

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

Aspire Classes held Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am - 12:00 pm
Orientation Dates:  September 13, November 8, January 10, March 7, April 25 

Mercer County Site: (New Location)
Mercer County ESC Building
540 E Market Street, Celina, OH 45822

Aspire Classes held Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am - Noon
Orientations Held:  September 13, November 8, January 10, March 7, April 25


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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.
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. 

contact us

Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
Enrollment, Assessment, and Customized Training Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
For more information about Aspire, contact Jodi Wireman, Aspire Coordinator at 419-998-2956.
Those in need of a GED Voucher should contact Jessica Hoehn, Assistant Aspire Coordinator at 419-998-2938. 
To register for a GED test please visit ged.com
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