Adult & Community Education

  • Adult and Community Education improves the lives of adult students through personalized, quality learning. 
    We are currently taking student information for our Aspire classes for winter term, which begins in January. We will be scheduling entrance tests for ESL and HSE and enrolling students throughout this fall for winter term. There will be day, evening, and weekend classes. We will have both virtual and in-person classes. If you are interested in enrolling in Aspire classes please enter your information in the HEAR FROM US link below.
    Click to HEAR FROM US about any of our services, including Practical Nursing and Aspire (HSE, ESL, ADP).


    Coming Soon! New training programs:   

         HVAC/R and Nurse Aide, offered at 

                          Fort Hayes Career Center 
                          546 Jack Gibbs Boulevard
                          Columbus, OH  43215
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    For over 60 years, Adult & Community Education, Columbus City Schools 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. 


    Adult & Community Education, Columbus City Schools 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.

    Adult & Community Education, Columbus City Schools, 2323 Lexington Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211, is applying for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Persons wishing to make comments should write to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg.300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350.  Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses. 

     The link for student complaints to the Ohio Department of Education is here

    Consumer Information Disclosures  2021-2022

    The academic year for the Practical Nursing program is 960 hours.

    Gainful Employment Disclosures

     CARES  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

     HEERF Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

     HEERF Institutional Portion

     HEERF Quarterly Budget

     HEERF Act's American Rescue Plan


Contact Us

  • Hear From Us

    Main Campus

    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
    Other Languages
    Free English classes for
    foreign born adults.

    Practical Nursing
    A 12-month program leading
    to a great career as a Licensed
    Practical Nurse.



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