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


Nearly 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


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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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DECA Alumni Fund Scholarship Application

Attention DECA Alumni!  Please click here for the DECA Alumni Fund Scholarship Application!  Applications are due by August 26, 2015.


DECA PREP is a 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!

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

Meet a DECA Grad


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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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