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, Sep 26
Tue, Sep 28
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, Sep 29
U of Cincinnati Rep Visit
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College Prep Night @ Day Air Ballpark
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Day Air Ballpark, 220 N Patterson Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402, USA
Fri, Oct 1
Sat, Oct 2
Sun, Oct 3
Tue, Oct 5
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
DVS College Application Night
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FAFSA Night
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Wed, Oct 6
Thu, Oct 7
Miami University Rep Visit
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High - Gateway 1 Room
Robotics Practice
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High - Makerspace
Fri, Oct 8
BROTHERS Induction
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Sat, Oct 9
CANCELLED-DECA HOMECOMING
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University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469, USA
Sun, Oct 10
Mon, Oct 11
Ohio State University Rep Visit
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High - Gateway 1 Room, High - 9th Grade Gateway Room
Staff Meeting - Content Teams
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OSU YSP 11th grade workshop
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High - 9th Grade Gateway Room
Tue, Oct 12
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, Oct 13
Fri, Oct 15
Sat, Oct 16
Sun, Oct 17
Mon, Oct 18
Wed, Oct 20
Thu, Oct 21
Robotics Practice
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High - Makerspace
Fri, Oct 22
Sat, Oct 23
ACT National Test Day @ DECA
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Sun, Oct 24
Tue, Oct 26
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, Oct 27
Thu, Oct 28
Robotics Practice
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High - Makerspace
Fri, Oct 29
Sat, Oct 30
Sun, Oct 31
Tue, Nov 2
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, Nov 3
University of Toledo Rep Visit
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High - Gateway 1 Room, High - 9th Grade Gateway Room
Thu, Nov 4
Robotics Practice
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High - Makerspace
Fri, Nov 5
Sat, Nov 6