Adult Diploma Program (ADP)
Why might I want to enroll in the Adult Diploma Program?
ADP is an opportunity for those 20 years old or older to earn an industry-recognized credential and a high school diploma.
Who can enroll in ADP?
Anyone who is 20 years old or older, is an Ohio resident and does not have a GED or High School Diploma.
How much does the program cost and what is the commitment?
While the program is FREE to students, paid for by the Ohio Department of Education, there are commitments the student must fulfill to participate in and earn the high school diploma and industry certification. Potential ADP students must sign up for and complete a mandatory Aspire orientation. Students will be assessed using the TABE test (Test of Adult Basic Education), to determine placement in the program, complete enrollment paperwork, and individually conference with the Aspire orientation teacher in regard to goal setting and career planning.
What happens after orientation?
After successful completion of orientation, ADP students will be referred to an Aspire class where students will receive instruction to prepare them to take and pass the WorkKeys test. Each section of the WorkKeys test must be passed (Workplace Documents, Applied Math, and Graphic Literacy) in order to move to the next step, an Adult Diploma certification course.
How long do I attend the Aspire class?
ADP students are expected to maintain 9 hours/week attendance when attending an Aspire class. Once appropriate levels are reached, the Aspire teacher will refer the student for WorkKeys testing. A minimum of 20 hours of class time plus TABE post testing, is required to complete the Aspire class.
What happens after passing the WorkKeys test?
After successful passing of the WorkKeys test the student is guided into one of the following certificate courses: Basic Welder, Introduction to Machining, Medical Billing and Coding, Microsoft Office Specialist or Phlebotomy Tech. Once the student has enrolled in one of the ADP approved courses he/she must complete the courses clock hours as well as pass the certification exam, in order to be eligible for the high school diploma.
When do I get the high school diploma and the certification?
Upon meeting all the above requirements, including successful completion of the certification course and passing the credential exam, the student is eligible to receive his/her High School Diploma issued by the State Department of Education and the certification.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The length of the program differs for each student based on student levels at orientation and the certification course selected.
Are all students who complete an orientation accepted into the program?
A student who assess at a 5th grade reading level or below will first be referred to the Aspire program to improve reading skills. Once a student achieves 6th grade reading level or higher he/she can re-assess for enrollment into ADP.
Note: Students are awarded one opportunity to complete the program. If you fail to complete the career training program in the required timelines you will not have another opportunity.
I have additional questions. How do I get more information about ADP? Call the Aspire Office at 330-847-0503, #1612.