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DECA PREP is a K-4 school in Dayton, Ohio designed to immerse prospective first generation college students in a personalized, rigorous elementary curriculum to assure they will succeed in high school and college. Character education will be a part of every class, every day along with challenging academics.

DECA Middle, grades 5-8, is our new school located on 110 N. Patterson, Dayton 45402.  They can be reached at 937-528-6808


DECA Prep report card for 2015-2016



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Our Promise

Our promise is that all students will be reading at or above grade level by the end of the third grade - as this is the marker for future academic success. The staff of both DECA and DECA PREP will work together and with parents, community members and university partners to ensure a positive learning environment and student success.

Our Driving Vision

"We go to college" is the Dayton Early College Academy's mission and is the mindset of DECA PREP. We are a K-6 charter school which opened in August 2012.  DECA and DECA PREP will include all grade levels from Kindergarten through high school. DECA PREP serves students who reside within the geographic boundaries of the Dayton Public School District.

Please see our School Annual Report, here. Sponsor report here. 

DECA PREP FAMILIES: Visit the "For Parents" section for important information! 


School Supply List & Calendar of Events for the 2016-17 School Year

DECA Middle Supply List

Admission Information 2017-2018

Enrollment applications and information can be found by looking under ABOUT DECA PREP > ADMISSIONS tab. 

***A child must be 5 years of age before or on July 31, 2017 to enroll in Kindergarten.***

Kroger Community Rewards

Link Your Kroger Plus Card to DECA PREP (Account 83308) for a quick way to give back - Thank You!


Race to the Top

Race to the TopDECA received a Race to the Top Innovative School grant to help form DECA PREP.
Click here to read about DECA PREP's other awards and recognition.


DECA PREP has been
awarded Auditor of
State Award

One of only 11 from across the state
for a clean audit 

School Hours:

7:30   School Doors Open/Breakfast Served
7:50   Breakfast Ends 
8:00   Tardy Bell
2:50   Dismissal 

Employment Opportunities

Please click here to view the current list of open positions.



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"Children must learn to read, write, speak and listen." (Lewis, 1996)