Adult Education

Adult Education offers GED preparation and the Aspire program (formerly the Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program. You do not need to be a resident of the Lima City School District to participate in the ABLE/GED program.



The West Central Ohio ABLE/GED offers free Adult Basic Literacy Education classes for adults, including those who have a high school diploma. The program also offers academic support for those wishing to enter post-secondary education and or the workforce. The ABLE Transitions Program bridges the gap to college.

The program offers basic skills in reading, math, writing, and GED preparation. ABLE is also available online for those needing flexible scheduling. Online materials are available 24/7 for those with internet access, an email address, basic computer and reading skills, and attendance at an ABLE orientation.

For more Aspire information, contact Laura Ball @ 419-996-3082



The West Central Ohio ABLE/GED program conducts the GED program. The GED tests include language arts, reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics. The GED tests are designed to measure knowledge and skills acquired through four years of high school. The following are GED Requirements:

  • 18 years of age
  • Not currently enrolled in school
  • Have not received a high school diploma

Ohio resident GED preparation classes are held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in Room 203 of the YMCA Annex, 136 S. West Street, Orientations are offered twice a month from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. An orientation is required to help assess skill levels and to find out if classes will be helpful.

There is no charge for the orientation or for the classes to help a person prepare for the GED.

Click on the links to the left for the Lima Adult Learning Center.

Lima City Schools 755 St. Johns Avenue Lima OH 45804 Telephone: 419.996.3400 Fax: 419.996.3401
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