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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Nov 28
Tue, Nov 30
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, Dec 1
Leadership
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Thu, Dec 2
Robotics Practice
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High - Makerspace
Gateway 1 Night
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High - 10th Commons
Sat, Dec 4
Sun, Dec 5
Tue, Dec 7
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, Dec 8
Leadership
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Thu, Dec 9
Robotics Practice
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High - Makerspace
Fri, Dec 10
NERD Night
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Sat, Dec 11
Sun, Dec 12
Tue, Dec 14
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, Dec 15
Leadership
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Thu, Dec 16
Robotics Practice
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High - Makerspace
Sat, Dec 18
Sun, Dec 19
Mon, Dec 20
Tue, Dec 21
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, Dec 22
Thu, Dec 23
Robotics Practice
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High - Makerspace
Fri, Dec 24
Sat, Dec 25
Sun, Dec 26
Mon, Dec 27
Tue, Dec 28
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, Dec 29
Thu, Dec 30
Robotics Practice
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High - Makerspace
Fri, Dec 31