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DECA is a non-traditional charter high school singularly focused on preparing first-generation urban students to go to college.


100% of our graduates go on to pursue higher education.

What distinguishes DECA from other urban high schools is the "we will go to college" mindset. Since the school's inception in 2003, DECA students have:

  • earned over 5,000 college credit hours while in high school
  • earned $7.6 million in scholarships and grants
  • completed 30,340 volunteer service hours

An investment in our youth...
an investment in our community.

As prospective first generation college graduates, DECA students have unlimited ambition and untapped potential. DECA is a pipeline not only to Ohio colleges but also to the Ohio professional workforce.

Our Partnerships

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Updated Enrollment Meeting Dates

Enrollment meeting dates have been rescheduled to the following:

Thursday, February 20th @ 6:00 - Enrollment Informational Meeting - Grades 7-9


Junior High Parents

Please complete and return the Re-enrollment Letter by Friday, February, 28th.


We are pleased to announce the formation of DECA PREP, a new K-6 school designed to immerse students in a personalized, rigorous elementary curriculum to assure they will succeed in high school and college — and beyond!

Click here to read more.

DECA was recently audited by the State of Ohio Auditor's Office and received the highest opinion available.

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The Dayton Early College Academy, Inc. | 300 College Park | Dayton, OH 45469-2930
High School Phone: 937-229-5780 | Junior High School Phone: 937-229-5781 | School Fax: 937-229-5786

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