University Partnerships

The University of Dayton serves as the Dayton Early College Academy’s academic operator. In that role, UD assists DECA with curriculum development, identifying educational opportunities within the campus environment, such as bringing Distinguished Speakers to DECA's campus; and providing professional development opportunities for DECA faculty. UD students provide tutoring assistance at study tables and OGT boot camps, and throught a semester of service. As a Marianist university, UD has tangibly demonstrated its commitment to growing diversity on the University of Dayton campus. Additionally DECA leases its home, the third floor of College Park Center, from the University of Dayton.

By any standards Sinclair Community College is one of the best community colleges in the nation. Since its inception, DECA has relied on Sinclair as a strong partner. Thanks to significant tuition support through the Sinclair Foundation DECA students primarily enroll in Sinclair for their college classes, the bulk of which will transfer to their four year college.

A select group of DECA students have been introduced to the world of business through an ongoing relationship with Wright State’s Raj Soin College of Business. DECA students are linked to current undergraduate students and business faculty as they explore the possibility of becoming a Wright State business major.


Other Partnerships


Battelle’s Ohio STEM Learning Network supports and maintains eight STEM training centers throughout the state of Ohio.  These training centers act as distribution points to facilitate the spread of STEM effective practices to schools across the state.  Each of the regional Ohio training centers offer support and training in 2-3 effective practices.  The Dayton Early College Academy will focus on successful early college high school practices, the implementation of a Common Instructional Framework in the classroom, and mastery of content through labs.


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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