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GED & High School Graduation

Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC)

Free extensive one-stop employment services for young and old, working and unemployed. Services include walk-in access to a career resource room, job fairs and job postings. They also offer free support in preparing career planning, academic and skill testing, hands-on computer classes, GED preparation, creating resumés and cover letters, preparing for interviews and more.
1111 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 559-5052
cowic.org

Central Ohio Youth for Christ City Life Center

Offers free faith-based programs for at-risk teens ages 16 to 18 in the Franklinton area. They provide free childcare to children of teen moms participating in online school program hours, transportation, as well as life skills training, career counseling, leadership groups and help for teen parents.
40 Chicago Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 410-1898
coyfc.org

Child Development Council (CDC) of Franklin County

Provides developmental and educational services to income-eligible children and their families in Franklin County. Infants and children up to 5 years old may attend classes that focus on child development, along with providing health, nutrition, and other social services. Services may also be provided in the home. Also provides services for parents of children enrolled in their Head Start program. This includes their Fatherhood Project, which offers parenting education and support for fathers, GED preparation, literacy tutoring, college advising, ESOL classes, computer classes and more.
300 East Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-1709
cdcheadstart.org

Columbus City Schools Adult & Community Education (ACE)

Offers support services for families, with classes at different sites throughout Franklin County. They have free GED prep and ESOL classes for adults, and basic skills literacy classes for adults, as well as vocational training programs for adults.  They also offer low-cost online adult classes.
270 East State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 365-5000
www.ccsoh.us/ace.aspx

Columbus State Community College Academic Enrichment (GED) Program

Classes are designed for students who want to improve their English language or mathematics skills in order to increase their career opportunities. The program offers individual instruction in reading, writing, math, computers, college preparation, career guidance and help in securing financial aid.
315 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 287-5858 or (614) 287-5000
www.cscc.edu/workforce/ged

Delaware Area Career Center (DACC)

Offers programs for both high school students and adults to improve skills so they can be better prepared to enter the workforce and advance within the workforce. Works with the community to increase critical thinking, create leaders and learners.
North Campus: 1610 State Route 521, Delaware, Ohio 43015
(740) 363-1993
South Campus: 4565 Columbus Pike,  Delaware, Ohio 43015
(740) 548-0708
delawareareacc.org

Dominican Learning Center

Tutors adults 18 years and older in reading, writing, math, and computers, as well as GED preparation and learning English in the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. Students are not charged for tutorial services, but those who are financially able are asked to purchase basic texts and materials.
1111 East Stewart Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 444-7330
www.domlearningcenter.org

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools

Offers many free high school programs throughout Columbus and surrounding areas for students in their junior and senior years, including college prep and career training programs. Their classes help adults study for the GED, learn basic computer skills and prepare to find work.
4465 South Hamilton Road, Groveport, Ohio 43125
(614) 836-3903
www.eastlandfairfield.com

Finish Your Diploma

Dollar General Literacy Foundation believes that it is never too late to learn.  This website provides support, guidance, resources and job search help for anyone who needs help to learning to read, preparing for the high school equivalency tests (GED) or learning the English language.  There are also other adult learning assistance information available.
(877)389-6874
www.finishyourdiploma.org

Franklinton Learning Center

Offers basic literacy and education classes for youth and adults. More than 150 adult students participate in a variety of literacy enhancement classes at the Learning Center each year, with over 50 earning GED diplomas.
1003 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222
(614) 221-9151
www.st-johns-columbus.diosohio.org

Godman Guild GED / ABLE Program

Provides free resources, support and life skills training to help students balance work and family while pursuing their education. Their GED and college prep classes are free. Childcare and transportation are available while students are in class, except for morning classes.
303 East Sixth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-5476
www.godmanguild.org

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) General Educational Development (GED)

This site has a lot of information about obtaining a GED, including testing centers and preparation classes.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338 or (877) 644-6338
www.ode.state.oh.us

Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Graduation Requirements

Outlines information on courses students must take and tests they must pass to graduate with a diploma from an Ohio high school.
25 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(877) 644-6338
www.ode.state.oh.us

St. John Learning Center

Offers free GED classes and computer training for out-of-school youth and adults.
640 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-3132, ext. 248
http://stjohnlearning.org