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, May 1
Mon, May 2
Staff Meeting
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Tue, May 3
Senior Luncheon
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High - Makerspace
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, May 4
Leadership
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Robotics Practice
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Thu, May 5
DECA High Enrollment Meeting
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Senior Awards Night
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Kennedy Union, Dayton, OH 45409, USA
Fri, May 6
Sat, May 7
Mon, May 9
Staff Meeting
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Tue, May 10
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, May 11
Leadership
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FYA to the Rec Plex
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Robotics Practice
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Thu, May 12
Fri, May 13
Sat, May 14
DECA High Prom
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KU Ballroom at UD
Sun, May 15
Tue, May 17
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, May 18
Leadership
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Robotics Practice
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Fri, May 20
Sat, May 21
Sun, May 22
Mon, May 23
Staff Meeting
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Tue, May 24
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Wed, May 25
Leadership
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Robotics Practice
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Brothers Convocation
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Thu, May 26
Fri, May 27
Senior Clap Out at DECA Prep
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200 Homewood Ave, Dayton, OH 45405, USA
Senior Cookout
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Sat, May 28
Sun, May 29
Tue, May 31
Makerspace Club
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High - Makerspace
Graduation
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Sinclair Community College Building 12
Wed, Jun 1
Leadership
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Robotics Practice
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Sat, Jun 4