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.



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Sun, Apr 25
Mon, Apr 26
Tue, Apr 27
U Toledo admission bus visit
Sat, May 1
Sun, May 2
Mon, May 3
Tue, May 4
Thu, May 6
Senior Signing Day
Fri, May 7
Sat, May 8
Mon, May 10
Tue, May 11
DECA High Summer School FAQ Session (Invitation Only)
Wed, May 12
Leadership Team Meeting
Fri, May 14
Sat, May 15
Sun, May 16
Tue, May 18
Wed, May 19
Leadership Team Meeting
Thu, May 20
Fri, May 21
Senior Cookout
Possum Creek MetroPark, 4790 Frytown Rd, Dayton, OH 45417, USA
Sat, May 22
Sun, May 23
Tue, May 25
Wed, May 26
Leadership Team Meeting
Senior Clapout at DECA Prep
200 Homewood Ave, Dayton, OH 45405, USA
Thu, May 27
Sun, May 30
Tue, Jun 1
Graduation Practice
Welcome Stadium, 1601 S Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton, OH 45417, USA
Class of 2021 Graduation
Welcome Stadium, Dayton, OH 45417, USA
Wed, Jun 2
Thu, Jun 3
Fri, Jun 4
Sat, Jun 5