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Aspire

                                                                                         
The Buckeye Aspire program through Buckeye Career Center Adult Education assists adult students in Tuscarawas County and surrounding areas with FREE classes in basic and secondary Reading/Math/Language skills, High School Equivalency (HSE) test preparation, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), career pathways, and transitions to post-secondary training/education and employment. Buckeye Aspire classes are grant-funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, with eight classes across six sites in New Philadelphia, Dover, Uhrichsville, Newcomerstown, and Berlin.
 
To register for an upcoming orientation or for additional information about the Buckeye Aspire program, please contact program coordinator Nate Hackenbracht at (330) 339-2288, ext. 1551 or (330) 308-5720, or email nhackenbracht@buckeyecareercenter.org.

Buckeye Aspire Classes and Next Orientations

The first three days at the class site for Buckeye Aspire students are for orientation, which includes career/education goal mapping and establishing starting levels in the core subjects. Orientations are held at class sites 4-6 times throughout the year, and students need to complete all three days to enroll. 

New Philadelphia: 

Evening Class Site: Buckeye Career Center - Monday/Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

  •  Next Buckeye Career Center Orientation: August 26, 28, and September 4 (Mon./Wed./Wed.) , 6-9 p.m.

Afternoon Class Site: OhioMeansJobs Tusc. County - Tuesday/Thursday, 1-4 p.m.

  •   Next OhioMeansJobs Orientation: July 16, 18, and 23 (Tue./Thu./Tue.), 1-4 p.m.
Dover:

Morning Class Site: Dover First Moravian Church - Monday/Wednesday, 9-Noon

  •   Next Dover Orientation: July 22, 24, and 29 (Mon./Wed./Mon.), 9-Noon
Uhrichsville:

Evening Class Site: Uhrichsville First Presbyterian Church - Tuesday/Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

  •    Next Uhrichsville Orientation: July 16, 18, and 23 (Tue./Thu./Tue.), 6-9 p.m.
Newcomerstown:

Morning/Afternoon Class Site: Newcomerstown Library Annex Building - Monday/Wednesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (starting in July)

  •     Next Newcomerstown Orientation: July 15, 17, and 22 (Mon./Wed./Mon.), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Berlin (Hiland):

Evening Class Site: Hiland High School Library - Monday/Wednesday, 5-8 p.m.

  •     Next Hiland Orientation: September 4, 9, and 11 (Wed./Mon./Wed.), 5-8 p.m. 

ESOL Classes and Next Orientations

ESOL students only need to attend one day of orientation - either the morning class option or evening class option. Pre-registration is not required.

Dover ESOL: 

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

  • Next Morning ESOL Orientation: July 23 and 25 (Tuesday/Thursday)

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

  • Next Evening ESOL Orientation: July 23 and 25 (Tuesday/Thursday)

Transitions & Distance Education Offerings

Additional Offerings:
  • Distance Education through online learning
  • WorkKeys online curriculum for employability skills 
  • Transitions Math for post-secondary and/or employment

High School Equivalency Test - GED

Buckeye Career Center offers the official, computer-based GED Test on-site at the school's testing center. Prior to testing, prospective testers need to set up a personalized account and register online through GED.com. The personal GED page is also where students can pay for and take the "GED Ready" practice tests in the four subjects (Math, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies), as well as view test results with same-day scoring. Testers are encouraged not to take all four GED subjects at the testing center in the same day.

Buckeye Career Center Testing Center Coordinator John Barr oversees the county's GED Voucheers and testing administration. Mr. Barr can be reached at (330) 339-2288, ext. 1562, or jbarr@buckeyecareercenter.org.
 
Passers from previous years needing to re-obtain their certificate for "proof of GED" - whether completed two years ago or twenty - need to do so through the state-partnered doucment site, Diploma Sender.
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