DECA Newsletter

2016-17 Newsletters

Below is a list of DECA newsletters currently available as downloadable PDFs. Please check back quarterly to get the latest information and news from DECA.

2016-2017 School Forms

Please review, print, and sign the forms below and return them with your student by Friday, July 22st.

1:1 Chromebook Program


Cafeteria Information

Breakfast Information

Summer Food Service Program


Scholarship Information

ODE's website has information regarding various scholarships that are available.  Please click here to visit their site.

Special Education Resources

Special Education is a term used to describe specially designed instruction. This individualized instruction meets the unique needs of a child who has a disability. Special Education is a service not a place.

The special services are provided by the school system and is free of charge. Services can include instruction in the general education classroom, in the resource room, in the school community, at home, in hospitals and in institutions.

There are thirteen categories of special education as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Act. (IDEA) In order to qualify for special education, the IEP team must determine that a child has one of the following disabilities:

1. Autism
2. Blindness
3. Deafness
4. Emotional Disturbance
5. Hearing Impairment
6. Intellectual Disability
7. Multiple Disabilities
8 .Orthopedic Impairment
9. Other Health Impairment
10. Specific Learning Disability
11. Speech and or Language Disability
12. Traumatic Brain Injury
13. Visual Impairment

In order for the IEP team to qualify a child for special education services, the team must find the child the child to have one of the thirteen categories of disabilities and it must adversely affect the child's educational performance. For more information about special education in Ohio, please click on the links below.


504 Plans:

"Whose IDEA Is It":



Distributing Statement on State-Prescribed Testing and Compulsory Attendance

The Dayton Early College Academy School is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Revised Code. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take proficiency tests and other examinations prescribed by law.  In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home education, as defined by the Administrative Code, shall no longer be excused from that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information about this matter, contact the school administration or the Ohio Department of Education.

About Our Staff

NCLB "Highly Qualified Teacher"

Parents certainly have a right to know who is teaching their child. On occasion, we have been asked about the professional qualifications of our teachers, such as: “Where did our teachers go to college?”   “What were their majors?” or “Which graduate programs or special training have they completed?”

 If you have questions like these, we have the answers. According to federal legislation – NCLB (No Child Left Behind), all schools are required to provide information on teacher qualifications to parents who ask. At DECA, we work hard to recruit and hire the strongest teachers available. For example, nearly 100% meet or exceed the federal standards of being “highly qualified.” Also, many of our teachers continue each year to attend seminars, workshops and graduate classes to strengthen their teaching skills. We are proud of our teaching staff and we’ll gladly provide answers about their qualifications, training and educational background whenever asked.


Please click here to view the "Parents Right to Know about Teacher Qualifications" document.

 Please click here to view our staff members and faculty bios.


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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