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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 six classes across four sites in New Philadelphia, Dover, Uhrichsville, 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].
Previous GED® passers needing their certificate and/or transcript for proof of completion need to register for a student account and order documents through Diploma Sender. For additional assistance, contact the Ohio High School Equivalency Office at (614) 728-0795.

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: 

Evening Class Site: Buckeye Career Center - Monday/Wednesday, 5-8 p.m.

  •  Next Buckeye Career Center Site Orientation: Adult Diploma Program (ADP) - Arrangements made individually for interested students based on certification program of study.

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

  •   Next Dover Site Orientation: January 9 & 11, 2023

Evening Class Site: Uhrichsville First Presbyterian Church - Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.

  •    Next Uhrichsville Site Orientation January 10 & 12, 2023 (Orientation Week only is Tuesday/Thursday)
Berlin (Hiland):

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

  •     Next Hiland Site Orientation: January 9 & 11, 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: January 10 & 12, 2023

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

  • Next Evening ESOL Orientation: January 10 & 12, 2023

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 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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