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The Buckeye Aspire program through Buckeye Career Center Adult Education blends career and educational goals to assist individuals in Tuscarawas County, Holmes County, and surrounding areas with FREE in-person classes for basic and secondary Reading, Math, and/or Language skills, High School Equivalency preparation (GED®), the Adult Diploma Program (ADP) partnership with BCC Adult Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Buckeye Aspire classes are grant-funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, with five classes across three sites in New Philadelphia, Dover, 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 [email protected].

Buckeye Aspire Classes and Next Orientations

The first two days at the class site for Buckeye Aspire students are for orientation, which includes enrollment materials, career/education goal mapping, and establishing starting levels in the core subjects. Orientations are held at class sites 4-5 times throughout the year and students need to complete both days to enroll. 

New Philadelphia: 

Adult Diploma Program (ADP) Evening Class Site: Buckeye Career Center - Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.

  •  Next Buckeye Career Center Site Orientation: Adult Diploma Program - Arrangements made individually based on certification program of study start date. Students can improve WorkKeys skills for ADP requirements with in-person instruction available from September-May and online practice hours available year-round.

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

  •   Next Dover Site Orientation: November 13 & 15, 2023
Berlin (Hiland):

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

  •     Next Hiland Site Orientation: October 23 & 25, 2023 

ESOL Classes and Next Orientations

ESOL students only need to attend one day of orientation - either the morning or evening class option. Pre-registration is not required, but students must be 19 or older or have school withdrawal approval documentation submitted prior to beginning.

Dover ESOL: 

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

  • Next Morning ESOL Orientation: November 14 & 16, 2023

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

  • Next Evening ESOL Orientation: November 14 & 16, 2023

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 Coordinator Nate Hackenbracht oversees the county's GED®  Voucheers and testing administration. He can be reached at (330) 339-2288, ext. 1562, or [email protected].
Passers from previous years needing to re-obtain their certificate for "proof of GED® " need to do so through the state-partnered document site, Diploma Sender.
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