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, High School Equivalency (HSE) 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 - Monday/Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

Next Orientation: October 23 & 25 (Monday/Wednesday), 5:00-8:00 p.m.

- OhioMeansJobs Tusc. County - Tuesday/Thursday, 1-4 p.m.

Next Orientation: November 7 & 9 (Tuesday/Thursday), 1-4 p.m.


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

Next Orientation: November 6 & 8 (Monday/Wednedsy), 9-Noon


- Uhrichsville Nazarene Church - Tuesday/Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

Next Orientation: November 7 & 9 (Tuesday/Thursday), 5:30-8:30 p.m.


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

Next Orientation: November 6 & 8 (Monday/Wednesday), 1-4 p.m.


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

Next Orientation: October 24 & 26 (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: November 7 & 9 (Tuesday/Thursday), 9 a.m.-Noon

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

Next Orientation: November 7 & 9 (Tuesday/Thursday), 6-8:30 p.m.

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

Next Orientation: November 7 & 9 (Tuesday/Thursday), 6-8:30 p.m. at Dover First Moravian Church


Transitions & Distance Education Offerings:

Distance Education Through Learning Partner Hub in Canton (High School Equivalency 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. 


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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) and view test results with same-day scoring.

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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