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DECA PREP is a K-6 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.


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.

2014-2015 Enrollment Information

We are currently not accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be available on our website mid-January 2015.   You can find further information in the "Admissions" section of our website.

Currently Hiring Substitute Teachers

Please see the "Employment Opportunities" section of our website for more information.

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.

School Hours:

7:30   School doors open
7:45   Breakfast served 
8:00   Tardy bell
2:50   Dismissal 

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

Upcoming Events

Five Oaks Neighborhood Meeting
7:00pm– 8:30pm

Parent Academy - Math
6:00pm– 7:30pm

No School - Thanksgiving Break
8:00am– 3:00pm

Click here to see the complete Calendar of Events.