DECA High

DECA High was founded in 2003 as Ohio's first early college high school. Located on the prestigious University of Dayton campus, our program offers students from the city of Dayton a one-of-a kind opportunity to excel academically and succeed in their goal of graduating from college. In partnership with Sinclair Community College, DECA High students begin taking college courses as early as their sophomore year earning dual high school and college credit.

Our rigorous curriculum requires students to pass six sets of requirements or benchmarks called "gateways" which every student must complete before graduating from DECA. These are unique to our school and are required in addition to regular class work. 

The gateways help DECA students focus on writing skills, the steps to applying for college/financial aid, and being prepared for college life.  They include school expectations such as attendance and grade point average, as well as skill building activities that broaden the student’s knowledge of the world and specific skills needed for college like writing and public speaking.  The gateway process culminates in choosing, preparing for, and applying to college. The final gateway includes a capstone project where the student writes their autobiography and presents it to others as a way of knowing themselves and where they want to go in life.

 

Gateways

Calendar Highlights

Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Apr 28
Mon, Apr 29
Staff Meeting
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Tue, Apr 30
Game Club
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Step Team Meeting
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Wed, May 1
Leadership Team Meeting
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DIAMONDS Meeting
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Poetry Club
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Robotics Club
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Thu, May 2
Robotics Club
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Sat, May 4
Sun, May 5
Mon, May 6
Staff Meeting
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Tue, May 7
Game Club
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Step Team Meeting
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Wed, May 8
Leadership Team Meeting
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DIAMONDS Meeting
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Poetry Club
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Robotics Club
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DECA & DECA PREP Board Meeting
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Class of 2028: Gateway Zero Night
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1529 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409, USA, High - Cafeteria
Fri, May 10
Poetry Club
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Sat, May 11
Prom
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Sun, May 12
Tue, May 14
Game Club
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Step Team Meeting
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Wed, May 15
Leadership Team Meeting
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DIAMONDS Meeting
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Poetry Club
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Robotics Club
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Thu, May 16
Robotics Club
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Senior Awards Night - Class of 2024
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High - Cafeteria
Sat, May 18
Sun, May 19
Tue, May 21
Game Club
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Step Team Meeting
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Wed, May 22
Leadership Team Meeting
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DIAMONDS Meeting
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Poetry Club
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Robotics Club
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Thu, May 23
Senior Clap-out @ PREP
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Robotics Club
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Barber Shop Talk
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Fri, May 24
Poetry Club
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Senior Cookout
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Sat, May 25
Sun, May 26
Tue, May 28
Game Club
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Step Team Meeting
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Graduation
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Sinclair Conference Center, 444 W Third St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA
Thu, May 30
Robotics Club
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Fri, May 31
Poetry Club
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Sat, Jun 1