The Vanguard-Sentinel Aspire Program offers free adult education classes to all who are eligible! Aspire is a grant-funded program available for adults who need to sharpen their skills in preparation for the high school equivalence test, college, or a career. Our Aspire Program helps students achieve many different educational goals. Some students attend classes to prepare for the GED® or HiSET® high school equivalency tests, while others work to improve their skills for college, an apprenticeship, a certificate training program, or additional workforce training. We are prepared to help adult learners improve their academic skills and create a pathway to a better future.
Students begin the Aspire Program by registering for the program and attending orientation. During registration and orientation, students complete paperwork, examine their learning styles, set career and education goals, and take initial assessments to determine academic strengths and weaknesses before getting started in class. We help each student create an individualized learning plan that best fits their goals.
Aspire classes provide instruction that focuses on reading, math, writing, language, science, and social studies. During class, students also develop technology, workforce, and career readiness skills. Our instructors help student improve their skills to prepare for the next step in achieving their goals. Students who earn their high school equivalence credential by passing the GED® test or HiSET® exam are invited to our annual Aspire Graduation Ceremony!
VSCTC Aspire classes are offered throughout Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca counties with monthly orientations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our services have temporarily moved to virtual platforms. Please contact us to learn more about available learning options and how to get started. Our staff will assist you in registering for orientation to our program.
State HSE Office | Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM
FREE English language class are available in Fremont, Fostoria, and Findlay. Classes are taught to adults who wish to learn basic written and spoken English. Our teachers help students improve reading comprehension, conversational and written English skills. New students complete registration, attend orientation, and take a placement test to tell us about your skills and abilities.
Classes in Fremont are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Vanguard Adult Workforce Development Center. Classes in Fostoria are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 AM at the Fostoria Learning Center. Classes in Findlay are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 AM at Owens Community College, or on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-7:30 PM online. Class schedules and availability may change due to COVID-19.
Offered at Terra State Community College, this FREE course helps students achieve success on the ACCUPLACER Placement Tests and in college. This “Bridge Program” is intended to prepare students to enter and succeed in a post-secondary degree or certificate program. Each section will run in 8-week blocks throughout the semester, so students can prepare accordingly! For more information, call 419.334.6901 ext. 2703.