Adult Education


Adult Education offers GED preparation and the ABLE program. You do not need to be a resident of the Lima City School District to participate in the ABLE/GED program.


Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) 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 at all times of the day for those with internet access, an email address, basic computer and reading skills, and attendance at an ABLE orientation.

For more ABLE information, contact Laura Ball at 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
  • Has 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 the link below or on the right for the Lima Adult Learning Center.