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Thank you for your interest in Dayton Early College Academy.  Below you will find information about our district, as well as information for your use.  

Media Contact:

Lesley Jones
Director of Communications
(937) 608-7045 


The Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) is an open enrollment, public charter school serving K-12 students living in the city of Dayton.  Students are provided a quality, college-preparatory experience with an infusion of technology, parent engagement and supportive teachers. 

Now comprised of three schools, PREP, Middle and High, DECA enrolls about 1,300 students primarily from urban, low-income households, and first-generation college students from minority backgrounds.  Our mission is to prepare future college graduates to become our community leaders tomorrow.  DECA has created a culture of no excuses and ensures 100% of graduates apply and are accepted to college before high school graduation.  The National Student Clearinghouse shows over fifty percent of DECA students graduating from college within six years--five times the national average for this demographic. 

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