What We Do

At DECA, we have a laser-like focus on college.  Our model combines a rigorous academic curriculum, personalized support services, and connections to the Dayton community.   We know our model works because our graduates are earning college degrees at FIVE TIMES the rate of their peers who have similar economic backgrounds. 

 In a country where a child’s zip code often determines their life trajectory, DECA provides evidence that different outcomes are possible when students are given access to high-quality educational opportunities.  At DECA, we believe that every student, regardless of socioeconomic background, deserves the opportunity to receive a world-class education.  


1,300 students attending K-12

   3     Campuses

 6%   Dayton Public School market served

160  Outstanding Educators and Staff

 $0    Cost to attend

High School Student working in science

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