DECA PREP is an open-enrollment, public charter school serving students K-4th grade who reside in the city of Dayton. As a public charter, all seats at DECA PREP 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. We are believers that every student, regardless of socioeconomic background, deserves access to a world-class education. 

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will continue through July 31, 2020.   We are accepting applications for the Waiting List for grades K-4. 

Enrollment Meeting

Interested in grades K-4, join us online for a virtual meeting on:

  • Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 6 pm
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 9:30 am
  • Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 6 pm

For instructions on how to log on, please email your name and phone number to Christa Ponder at or 937-701-7592. 

As part of the enrollment process, families are required to attend at least one enrollment meeting. 

Residency Requirement 

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


Apply Now

To make the enrollment process more convenient, we have created an application that may be completed online. CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE NOW!   You are able to use your laptop, tablet or phone to access the application.

Once you have completed the application online, please email the supporting documents (birth certificate, social, report card, etc) to, If you have any questions regarding this process you can email this as well. 


If you prefer, you can download an application to begin the enrollment process by clicking below. When submitting an application, please ensure all pages, signatures, and supporting documentation is complete. 

Incomplete applications cannot be considered. 


Kindergarten Application


DECA PREP Application   


Christa Ponder
P. 937.701.7592 between 9am - 3pm
F. 937.260.4478 

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