Resource Guide (Graduated & 18+ Registrants)

Use this resource guide to make informed decisions about U.S. educational options (high school diploma, high school equivalency, applying to college, studying the English language, etc.).

  1. Ohio law states that children between six – eighteen years of age are required to attend school. (Ohio Revised Code 3321.01)
  2. Ohio law states that persons under age twenty-two who have not completed their high school education are entitled to attend the school district in which they reside. If students are enrolled in school, they may complete the year in which they transition from age twenty-one to age twenty-two. (Ohio Revised Code 3313.64)


HS Diploma

Provider: Hilliard City Schools

Cost: Free

Time: 5 days per week, 7 hours per day (~4 years)

Classes: 4 English, 4 Math, 3 Science, 3 Social Studies, .5 Physical Education, .5 Health, 5 Electives (e.g., Fine Arts & World Languages), .5 Financial Literacy, .5 Future Ready, .5 Capstone Project

Exams: English II, Algebra I, Geometry, American History, American Government, Biology

Seals: Must earn at least 2 graduation seals 


Provider: Ohio’s Aspire Program

Cost: Free (with waiver application)

Time: 2 days per week, 3 hours per day (~1 year)

Classes: 1 English, 1 Mathematics, 1 Science, 1 Social Studies 

Exams: 4-Part GED Test (English, Math, Science, Social Studies)

College Credential

Provider: Columbus State Community College

Cost: $5,000 per year

Time: 2 years

Classes: Varies by program

Exams: Varies by program

English Classes

Provider: Ohio’s Aspire Program

Cost: Free

Time: 2 days per week, 3 hours per day (unlimited)

Classes: English (all levels)

Exams: Placement exams

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