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ASPIRE/GED

ASPIRE/GED

Come join us for this FREE class — learn at your own pace! 
 
Class Information 
Improve your reading, writing, and math skills to prepare for entrance exams and job training courses, prepare for the official GED test, help children with homework or improve job your academic skills for career advancement, advanced training and college! From the basics of beginning reading and simple addition through the requirements for an Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma (GED), the Aspire Program provides learning programs designed for each student's needs. Small-group computer instruction and distance learning options are designed to help participants meet their educational goals. GED Practice Testing for Aspire students is held throughout the year. 
 
Classes are held Monday through Thursday in the evening at Lorain County JVS.  Students who have not participated in Aspire/GED classes within the last 90 days are required to attend an orientation before starting class. Orientations are conducted throughout Lorain County and all of the available options can be found on the orientation schedule.   

 Testing Information
 The GED is designed to measure skills and knowledge similar to a typical high school curriculum.  Successful GED graduates earn a GED credential.  The test is computer-based and divided into four parts:
             1. Reasoning Through Language Arts – 150 minutes
             2. Mathematical Reasoning – 90 minutes
             3. Science – 90 minutes
             4. Social Studies – 90 minutes

 Students can take one part at a time, or as many parts at once as they choose.  The test is offered in both Spanish and English. The test must be taken at an official GED testing center. There is an official GED Testing Center at the Lorain County Community College.  The cost of the test is $120 or $30 per section.  First-time test-takers are eligible for an $80 GED test voucher.  If you choose to take the test segments separately, you can use $20 of the voucher for each segment of the test.  The voucher is valid from the issue date until June 30, 2022. In order to receive the voucher, you must follow the steps further below PRIOR TO SCHEDULING YOUR TEST. 
 
To take the Ohio High School Equivalence tests, an eligible applicant must meet the following criteria: 
  • A test applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  • A test applicant must be officially withdrawn from school.
  • A test applicant may not have received a high school diploma or honors diploma awarded under sections 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.612, or 3325.08 of the Ohio Revised Code.
  • A copy of the withdrawal form signed by a school official must be submitted to the State of Ohio High School Equivalence Office.
Test applicants who are a minimum age of 16 years, but less than 18 years of age may apply under the following criteria:
  • A test applicant must be officially withdrawn from school
  • A test applicant may not have received a high school diploma or honors diploma awarded under sections 3313.61, 3313.611, 3313.612, or 3325.08 of the Ohio Revised Code.
  • A copy of the withdrawal form signed by a school official must be submitted to the State of Ohio High School Equivalence Office.
  • A test applicant must provide written approval from the parent, guardian, or court official.
  • A signed and notarized consent form must be submitted to the State of Ohio High School Equivalence Office.
How to Claim a Voucher for the GED
 Step One: Set up an account with GED Testing Service by clicking the link below.  Your voucher alert will appear on the home page (they call it the Dashboard).    This is your MyGED account.  Once you’ve set up your MyGED account, you will be prompted to a screen asking if you are willing and able to participate in the voucher offer.  Click “Yes”.
 GED Testing Service 
 Step Two: Contact an authorized Career-Technical Planning District, such as the Lorain County JVS to make arrangements to receive your voucher.  You can get help at the Adult Career Center at Lorain County JVS by calling (440) 774-1051 ext. 22254, Monday - Thursday.

 Remember – the voucher is valid from the issue date until June 30, 2022.

 For a list of Career-Technical Planning Districts, you can visit the Ohio Department of Education Home Page.

New Student Orientation Dates


Students are required to attend both dates.
 
2 Day Orientation 5:30pm - 9:30pm (You must attend both nights)
  • New dates will be annoucned as soon as we have them.  Thank you for your patience during this time.
Questions: please contact Jennifer Helton at [email protected] and/or [email protected] 
 
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