Adult Diploma Program

The Adult Diploma Program was specifically designed for the 1.1 million Ohioans age 22 or older who have not yet earned their high school diploma or GED. In this program, students can simultaneously earn their high school diploma and a career enhancement certificate in a high-demand field in as little as 12 months– all at no cost.

To begin the process, all potential Adult Diploma Program students must contact one of the following locations.

Stark County Residents:
Register with Canton City School District Aspire Mondays (except holidays) 10 a.m. OR 5:30 p.m. in the Adult Learning Center located inside the main library in downtown Canton (715 Market Ave. N.) Please plan on being there two hours to get the registration process done. No appointment is necessary. Questions? Call 330-438-2559.

Summit County Residents:
Register with Project Learn in Downtown Akron. Call first 330-434-9461.


Frequently asked questions

Who qualifies?

Those eligible for the program

  • must live in Ohio
  • must be at least 22 years of age
  • must NOT have a high school diploma or GED

What do participants receive?


    This portion of our program is self-paced and entirely online. Students will complete online coursework that tests their problem solving, critical thinking abilities in real life/work-related scenarios. The state of Ohio Board of Education will issue each student a high school diploma once the appropriate WorkKeys exit assessment score is achieved AND all technical coursework (career enhancement certificate training courses) is completed.


    In order to earn their high school diploma, students must also earn a career enhancement certificate (CEC). Receiving this free job training will help prepare students to begin work in one of several local, high-demand job fields.

    *Please note, CEC offerings are subject to change. CECs training locations vary, and each program requires a specific assessment score in order to participate. If you have further questions about the career enhancement opportunities available, please contact us.