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Awards and Recognition

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U.S. News and World Report named DECA a bronze medalist on its 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016  lists of America's Best High Schools.

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DECA was one of five programs in the nation names "most innovative" in a study by WestEd for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations.

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DECA is featured in the US Department of Education's Doing What Works (DWW) website.

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DECA was named one of "America's Top High Schools" by Newsweek for 2014.

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DECA received the 2012 State Superintendent's Schools of Promise Award for making substantial progress in ensuring high achievement for all students.

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 Ohio Governor John Kasich presented the Innovation Award to DECA, among seven other Ohio schools, for leading the way to innovation.

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DECA PREP was awarded the Auditor of State Award in 2015 by Auditor of the State David Yost.

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DECA received a Race to the Top Innovative School Grant to help form DECA PREP