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ASPIRE is a completely educational program for any adult wanting to improve basic academic skills.



Our FREE Aspire classes help you:

  • Increase basic education skills
  • Earn an Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma (GED)
  • Prepare for certification testing
  • Increase employability skills
  • Learn English as a second language
  • Prepare to enter post-secondary education
  • And much more!

Call 330-988-1007 for more information or to register for classes.


Aspire offers these free programs:



  • Prepare for a High School Equivalency Exam
  • Build your skills for vocational and college entrance
  • Refresh reading, writing, math, and language skills
  • Explore careers that interest you and build a pathway to success

For more information call 330-988-1007. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 9 am to 3:30 pm.

For more information contact:

Emily Hartzler
330-988-1007 ext. 1014

Therese Clevenger



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The ESOL curriculum includes:

  • Reading newspapers, e-mails, and letters to help develop literacy skills.
  • Listening to conversations to improve understanding.
  • Speaking to others in conversation, making appointments, expressing medical needs, and handling emergency situations.
  • Writing letters, e-mails, notes, and completing forms.

Day, evening and virtual classes are available. ESOL is not accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and is not title IV eligible.




ESOL Enrollment

  • Orientation is ongoing. Call 330-988-1007 to register.
  • If you are 16, 17 or 18 years of age, refer to the requirements listed for all Aspire students (which includes ESOL students).



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FLT is a FREE literacy-based preschool program with a convenient on-site learning centers. While parents are taking ASPIRE classes, children improve their own language skills in a fun way with songs and rhymes just down the hall from mom or dad. The program also includes parent/child together times where they learn skills along side one another.

Enrollment is open to children ages birth-5 years whose parents are enrolled in Aspire and ESOL programs. Space is limited! Adults must call to pre-register themselves and their children. FLT classes are available at the Orrville Aspire location. 


FLT Enrollment

Call 330-988-1007 for the next available opening.



Click here to apply for Aspire programs

More about Aspire:

  • Aspire / ESOL Student Eligibility Requirements
  • Free industry recognized credential courses to improve job prospects
  • Distance education and virtual classes are available
  • High School Equivalency Exam test scholarships are available through our partnership with the Employment Resource Fund
  • Interested in volunteering? Volunteer application
  • These programs do not fall under the institutional accredation



Smithville (All Programs)
Wayne County Schools Career Center
518 West Prospect St., Smithville 

Orrville (All Programs)
First Presbyterian Church
1830 West Market St., Orrville

Wooster (All Programs)
Central Christian Church
407 North Market St., Wooster

Millersburg (Adult Workforce)
Gateway Fellowship Love Center,
1291 Massillon Road #A, Millersburg

Virtual (Adult Workforce & ESOL)