Adult & Community Education
For over 60 years, the Columbus City Schools Department of Adult and Community Education has been committed to providing programs for lifelong learning. Adult Workforce Education courses can be taken in health occupations, skilled trades, and computer applications. You can prepare to earn your high school equivalency by attending free classes, and foreign born adults can learn to read, write, and speak English in our English for Speakers of Other Languages program.
Classes are conveniently located at different sites throughout Franklin County. We encourage you to read through this website to see how we may help you reach your personal and career goals. We welcome you to call our Customer Services office to register or to obtain additional information about our programs.
CCS Mission Statement: Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.
ACE Mission Statement: Adult and Community Education improves the lives of adult students through personalized, quality learning.
Vision Statement: A world-class model of public education that prepares members of our communities to reach their full potential.
The Department of Adult and Community Education is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and is nationally accredited through the Council on Occupational Education (COE). All instructors hold a teaching certificate issued by the Ohio Department of Education.
The academic year for Adult and Community Education programs is 960 hours.
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2323 Lexington Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
High School Equivalency
Programs including testing
options, free Reading and
Math Remediation, and free
Adult Diploma Programs
offering industry certifications.
English for Speakers of
Free English classes for
foreign born adults.
School of Practical Nursing
A 12-month program leading
to a great career as a Licensed