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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, located under the About DECA PREP tab, of our website for more information.  You may also see avaliable positions, here.  


The Book Fair will be the week of November 17-21. This is an exciting time for students and parents to purchase books! Parents, please feel free to visit the Book Fair before or after the Parent Academy on November 20th.  Your child will also have the opportunity to shop during a designated time with their teacher and classmates. A schedule will be sent home with your child. See the attached video to learn more about the opportunity: scholastic.com/bookfairs/fallESvideo


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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