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Aspire HSE Classes

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Great Oaks HSE (High School Equivalency)

Great Oaks’ Aspire programs provide FREE services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and training, and employment. The program offers classes at several Great Oaks’ locations, and on different days and times to meet diverse needs.

Services Available:

  • Reading, writing and basic math skills
  • Adult Secondary Education/HSE Preparation-get ready for the GED®or HiSet® tests for the Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma
  • Life skills, employability skills and computer literacy
  • Transition services – including employment and post-secondary
  • Corrections education – a partnership with a jail, detention center, community-based rehabilitation center or other similar institution

Great Oaks HSE Registration Session Dates: 
Before starting HSE classes, all students MUST complete an approximately two and a half hour information and registration session at our SCARLET OAKS CAMPUS located at:
Scarlet Oaks
100 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati, OH 45241

Monday, June 20, 9:00 am
Monday, June 20, 5:00 pm

Wednesday, August 17, 9:00 am
Wednesday, August 17, 5:00 pm

Thursday, August 18, 9:00 am
Thursday, August 18, 5:00 pm


Diamond Oaks
6375 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45247

August 2022, date TBD, check back after July 1


Northstar Church (Loveland):
11020 S. Lebanon Road Loveland, OH 45140

Monday, May 2, 9:30 am 


Trinity Lutheran Church (Mt. Healthy):

1553 Kinney Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231 (on bus line)

August 2022, date TBD, check back after July 1


See link to the right for Great Oaks registration dates and class schedule

Call 513.612.5806 for more information.

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All HSE Classes

*Valid government-issued photo ID or passport required to enter building.*
*Seating is limited and on a first-come basis. Late arrivals will not be admitted.*

NEW Safety Protocols
Before entering our building, you must adhere to the following:

  • Must wear a mask over nose and mouth
  • Temperature taken before entering building
  • Must maintain proper social distancing (3 ft. apart)
  • No children allowed in building
Please open the links below for printer-friendly versions of information session dates and class schedule, and directions to our various locations.

Great Oaks Aspire HSE registration dates and class schedule

Directions to Great Oaks Aspire HSE locations -New Scarlet Location August 2020

In order to enroll in the Aspire HSE program, participant must be at least 19 years old. Students ages 16-18 may be permitted into the Aspire HSE program if they meet Aspire/Ohio Board of Regents requirements, including providing documentation of official withdrawal from school (official school letterhead signed by superintendent or designee). Documentation of official withdrawal or a copy of the diploma must be verified prior to enrollment and must be kept on file with other required student records. Students age 16 and 17 must also obtain a parent or guardian's signature on the Release of Information Form before attending.