The Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) is an award-winning, high performing network of charter schools located in Dayton, Ohio. DECA's three campuses are singularly focused on helping children to be successful in college and beyond. 

At DECA our mission is to prepare future college graduates today to become the leaders of our community tomorrow. In a world with too few of them, we know the difference a quality school can make for every child. We persevere to ensure every child in Dayton, who wants to earn a college degree, has the opportunity to do so. In practice we do this by living out our core values:

We Put Students First in every decision we make at DECA;
We Demand Success by establishing expectations that help our students achieve their goals;
We Invest Deeply in Relationships because we're better together than we are apart;
We Do What's Right especially when it's hard;
We Prove Education Changes Lives with the work that we do with our students every day;
We Find Joy in all things - big and small, good and bad.