The Value of a DECA Education

Together with great academics, DECA students experience solid values, a culture of achievement and people who believe in them – the building blocks of success in college and beyond.

What are the advantages of a DECA education?

  • Academically challenging curriculum
  • Many opportunities for tutoring and extra help
  • Faculty and staff who care about students’ success
  • A safe, supportive environment
  • A culture of achievement
  • Peers who are determined to go to college
  • Training in good study habits needed for college
  • Help with the college admission process
  • Training and experience in proper business etiquette
  • Presentation and public speaking skills
  • Extracurricular activities

DECA students defy the odds

Dayton Early
College Academy
Percentage of teachers in high poverty schools that are not highly qualified (1)
13% 0%
Percentage of African American high school graduates who immediately enroll in college (2)
Percentage of low income high school graduates who immediately enroll in college (3)
Percentage of students proficient or above on science portion of Ohio Graduation Test in 2009 (4)
National first-to-second-year retention rates (5)

1 Source: The Education Trust
2 Source: National Center for Education Statistics’ The Conditions of Education 2009 in Brief
3 Source: National Center for Education Statistics’ The Conditions of Education 2009 in Brief
4 Source: Ohio Department of Education
5 Source: ACT Institutional Data File, 2008

To see the value of a DECA education for yourself, we encourage you to visit our school. Just contact us to arrange it.



DECA their own words.

"I truly believe that DECA made me into the person I am today, and I would not be where I am today without DECA. DECA challenged every part of my being, and made me ask tough questions about myself. I’ve always been a curious person, but DECA taught me how to ask questions. Nearly two years after graduation, I am still realizing the lessons that DECA has taught me…The fact that I am able to compete with individuals that are 2-3 years older than me, and from much more affluent cities and schools only testifies to the capability of DECA to prepare students for college."

Paul, DECA ’08 graduate

"A wise man once told me that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. With a bold approach to mixing high school and college, DECA is different and getting results. …DECA helped mold me into the young man I am today. The environment has enabled me to mature beyond that of mediocrity and given me a model to emulate. It has taught me characteristics and traits that are critical to succeed in college, a professional environment, and life."

Charles, DECA ’09 graduate

"No other school serves the needs of its students to the degree of passion DECA staff and teachers exude. Offering countless hours of in-class, after school, over the phone, and even at- home support, these teachers have established a standard that success is the only option for its students…To experience DECA is to experience your full potential."

Jerusha, DECA ’07 graduate

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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