Dayton Early College Academy Awards and Recognition
DECA received a Race to the Top Innovative School grant to help form DECA PREP.
U.S. News and World Report named DECA a bronze medalist on its 2009 list of America's Best High Schools.
DECA was one of five programs in the nation names "most innovative" in a study by WestEd for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
DECA earned the best State of Ohio report card in the Dayton Public School District with the designation of "Excellent with Distinction."
DECA is featured in the US Department of Education's Doing What Works (DWW) website. 
 
"Inherent in high expectations is the 'no-excuses' message." (Benard, 2003)