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
Thu, Aug 11
Fri, Aug 12
FYA Induction
Sears Hall University of Dayton
Sat, Aug 13
Sun, Aug 14
Mon, Aug 15
Wed, Aug 17
Leadership Team Meeting
Thu, Aug 18
Fri, Aug 19
FYA Cookout
Emerson Park
Sat, Aug 20
Sun, Aug 21
Tue, Aug 23
Wed, Aug 24
Leadership Team Meeting
Thu, Aug 25
Back to School Night
Fri, Aug 26
Sat, Aug 27
Sun, Aug 28
Mon, Aug 29
OSU YSP Senior meeting
Tue, Aug 30
Wed, Aug 31
Leadership Team Meeting
Thu, Sep 1
Fri, Sep 2
Sat, Sep 3
Katy Jo Bull
School Director
Cierra Shoecraft
Assistant Principal
Kellee Callahan
Assistant Principal
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