Dayton Early College Academy

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After more than a dozen years, the Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) has built a K-12 school district, focused on instilling within our students a passion not only for attending college, but graduating with the perseverance of career readiness. What sets DECA apart from other school are the high expectations DECA sets for our students. From community service and jobs shadows, to extensive "Gateways" that prepare and apply students into college courses, DECA provides opportunities for our students to gain the experience and exposure they need to be successful in college and beyond.


As a public charter, DECA depends on private support to close the gap between public funding and the cost of educating our students.