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.



Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Jan 26
Mon, Jan 27
All Staff Meeting
Tue, Jan 28
Wed, Jan 29
DECA High Ambassador Training
High - Gateway Room 2
Thu, Jan 30
Fri, Jan 31
Sat, Feb 1
DECA Knights @ Xavier
Sun, Feb 2
Mon, Feb 3
All Staff Meeting
Tue, Feb 4
Wed, Feb 5
Leadership Team - Small Group
High - Gateway Room
Senior Edit Night (GW5)
DECA High Enrollment Meeting
Thu, Feb 6
Sun, Feb 9
Mon, Feb 10
All Staff Meeting
Tue, Feb 11
Wed, Feb 12
Leadership Team - Small Group
High - Gateway Room
Visit from Leadership Dayton
Edit Night: Seniors on GW5
High - Extended Learning Area
Thu, Feb 13
Fri, Feb 14
Senior Edit Night
Sat, Feb 15
Sun, Feb 16
Wed, Feb 19
Thu, Feb 20
Fri, Feb 21
Dayton Convention Center, 22 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA
Sat, Feb 22
Sun, Feb 23
Mon, Feb 24
All Staff Gateways
Tue, Feb 25
Wed, Feb 26
Thu, Feb 27
Sat, Feb 29
Katy Jo Bull
School Director
Danya Berry
Operations Director
1529 Brown Street
Dayton, OH  45469

P. 937.229.5780
F. 937.229.5786

School Hours: 8:45 am-3:35 pm
Breakfast Hours: 8:00-8:45 am