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The Fostoria City Schools’ Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program is committed to helping you reach your goals. The Fostoria ABLE program provides each student with an individualized education plan that matches each student's needs. The program also has scheduling available that meets the needs of the students.

Who We Are
The Fostoria City Schools’ Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) is available to adults with or without a high school diploma who are interested in any of the following:


  • Preparing for the GED test

  • Improving skills in reading, writing, and mathematics

  • Improving speaking, reading, or writing skills in the English language

  • Civics/citizenship instruction

  • Basic computer skills

  • Academic preparation for college or training program entrance exams

  • Job readiness skills such as creating a resume or improving typing skills 

Why should you choose the Fostoria ABLE program?
  • For personal satisfaction

  • Small class sizes

  • Instruction at an individual pace

  • Confidentiality

  • Classes are FREE


Available Services


Academic Skills

Improving reading, writing, math, or computer literacy skills for:                     

- Understanding materials found in the home, workplace, or the community                                            
- Preparing for job related training or advancement                                         
- Improving basic computer skills for home, educational, or job related purposes   
                                                 Special Needs/Accommodations



General Educational Development (GED)

Improving educational skills for the purpose of obtaining a General Educational Development (GED) Diploma

             On January 2, 2014, GED® Testing Service announced the release of their new test as well as a revamp of their GED® testing program last updated in 2002. According to the GED® test-makers, “The GED® Test was developed to measure high-school equivalency and to provide information about a test-taker’s college and career readiness. The test measures higher-level critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and is the only test fully aligned to state and national college and career readiness standards.” For more information on the 2014 GED test click My GED.      

                                              Applying & Scheduling                         Accommodations 


GED Vouchers


In order to improve the transition to the 2014 Computer Based GED®, the Ohio Department of Education, has developed a GED voucher system.

            First-time 2014 Computer Based GED® test takers are eligible to receive a voucher worth up to $80 toward testing fees. To be eligible to receive the voucher, participants must contact a Career-Technical Planning District for career and educational guidance prior to scheduling and paying for the 2014 Computer Based GED® test. The purpose of this career and educational guidance is to provide information about additional career and educational programming to help participants transition into postsecondary education, training and employment.

For more information on how to obtain a GED voucher click here.



ESOL  (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

 Instruction for adults who are non-native English speakers for the purpose of learning to read, write, and speak English.


 -Instruction in reading and writing English 

-Instruction in speaking and listening in English 

-Instruction that shares the cultural and social practices of our community 

 -Instruction in life skills to help improve understanding of materials related to home, workplace, and the community      


                             ESOL FAQ                       ESOL Schedule                   How to Register for ESOL

Improving higher level academic skills for the purpose of enrolling into college or training programs.

-Academic preparation for college or training program entrance exams

-Gain strategies, tips,and resources for a successful college transition

Job Readiness Skills

Improving job search skills for the purpose of becoming more employable.


 -Access job search information

-Help with preparing a resume

-Help with completing job applications


ABLE D.E.A.L. (Distance Education for Adult Learners)

Study online for the GED test or to improve academic skills.


-Online material available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

-Set your own study schedule

-Instructor guided curriculum 






Kelly West
ABLE Director
1001 Park Ave.
Fostoria, OH 44830
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