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DECA Middle is an open-enrollment, public charter school serving students 5th-8th grades who reside in the city of Dayton. As a public charter, all seats at DECA Middle are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once a grade level reaches capacity, we establish a waitlist in the order that a complete application is received.

How to Enroll

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will begin on January 20, 2020 and continue through May 29, 2020. 

Residency Requirement 

DECA Middle is open enrollment and tuition-free for students residing within the Dayton Public School district. 

Enrollment Meeting

As part of the enrollment process, families are required to attend at least one enrollment meeting. Enrollment meetings dates are located in the application packet as well as our website and school calendar. 

Application Packet

Ready to apply? You can download an application to begin the enrollment process by clicking below. Application packets can also be retrieved from the main office of any of our campuses; however, they must be returned to the office of the school you're applying to. When submitting an application, please ensure all pages, signatures, and supporting documentation is complete. 

Incomplete applications cannot be considered.


5th-8th Grade Application

Enrollment Meeting Dates

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Campus Enrollment Coordinator 

Shelley McNichols