Adult Education
175 Beaver Creek Rd Piketon, OH 45661
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Aspire (formerly known as ABLE)


Aspire provides adult learners with the opportunity to learn basic academic skills necessary to accomplish their educational & career goals. Aspire is under the guidance and leadership of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.


All classes & program services offered under the Aspire program are free.


Aspire offers classes to adults who want to…

Prepare for the GED Test.

Prepare for the Adult Diploma Program

Prepare for WorkKeys.

Prepare for post-secondary courses and/or admissions testing.

Prepare for pre-employment testing.

Take the Official GED Practice Test.

Improve their WorkKeys scores and Career Readiness Credential.


Aspire Site Locations

The Pike County CTC Aspire program offers three different site locations over a two county service area.


Please call the center to register or for more information. 


Pike County:


Pike County CTC, ABLE (Main Office)

175 Beaver Creek Road

Piketon OH 45661

(740) 289-2282 or 289-4172

Day Classes: Monday - Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm

Evening Classes: Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm - 9:00pm

New Student Orientation:

Every Monday at 9:00am for day classes and first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm for evening classes.




Jackson County:

University of Rio Grande Jackson Center

980 East Main Street

Jackson OH 45640
(740) 288-0289

Day Classes: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Evening Classes: Monday and Wednesday  4:30pm - 7:30pm - starting August 7th

New Student Orientation:

Every Monday at 9:00am for day classes and first Monday of each month at 4:30pm for evening classes.


Wellston, Community of Christ Church

652 Radcliff Lane

Wellston OH 45692

(740) 384-2881

Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm

New Student Orientation:

Every Monday at 10:00am.




Aspire offers free GED prep courses. Daytime, evening, and distance education courses are available.

The cost of the GED Test is $120 - paid to State GED Office. $80 voucher is available to Aspire students.


Adult Diploma Program

Aspire offers free classes to prepare for the Adult Diploma Program. 

The Adult Diploma Program provides job training and a new pathway for adults, ages 22 or older, to earn a high school diploma AND industry credentials aligned to one of Ohio’s in-demand jobs.

What makes this program different from a traditional high school setting is the delivery of instruction to adults. Instead of measuring academic achievement through clock hours, seat time or credits earned, the focus is on a competency-based approach that provides a self-paced option. Once competencies have been learned, adults then demonstrate mastery of skill. Each eligible adult works with the provider to create a customized student success plan.




Pike County Career Technology Center
Adult Education
175 Beaver Creek Rd Piketon, OH 45661
Phone: 740-289-4172
Fax: 740-289-4932
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