DAYTON EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY, INC.

(DECA)
ADMISSIONS TIMELINE AND REQUIREMENTS (2013-14) TH HIGH SCHOOL (9 GRADE) (937) 229-5779 Enrollment Office KEEP THIS PAGE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

 January 22 – 9th Grade Enrollment Begins Applications available at DECA and online at http://daytonearlycollege.org/  January 22 through February 28 Family obtains application and completes the following: Family:  parent completes Student Application/Registration Worksheet and all DECA forms  student completes Personal Information worksheet; parent signs at bottom  student requests two current teacher recommendations using official form  parent signs Release of Records Request and submits to current school  parent returns completed application packet to DECA  parents attends all mandatory information sessions  student attends all required test sessions Current school:  teacher completes recommendation form, places in sealed envelope and returns to student or directly to DECA  school official prepares copies of requested school records and mails or faxes to DECA  January 22 @ 6:00 p.m. – Enrollment information meeting @ DECA  February 28 – End of high school enrollment period; tentative acceptance letters mailed home upon completion of all required information  March 16 – MAP testing, or  April 13 – MAP testing  TBD – Mandatory parent meeting after enrollment is confirmed

The number of students accepted will be based on year-end attrition and promotion of junior high students to high school. Our maximum number of 9th grade students will be 95, and we anticipate 15 to 20 openings for incoming freshmen. Applications received after the enrollment limits have been reached will be placed on a waiting list.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All DECA, Inc., educational programs are available to its students without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex and disability.

DECA, Inc. – Student Application/Registration Worksheet Student Information:
Name:
Last Name First Name Middle Name

Date:

SIS#

SSID#
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Grade Entering

Date of Birth: Gender: Male Female

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Month

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Day Year

Address: City: Telephone:( ) unlisted: yes or no ZIP Code: Current Grade:

Kindergarten Experience:

Half-Day

Full-Day

None

Social Security Number: Answer both the following: Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic/Latino______

City & State of Birth: _______________________________ Mother’s Maiden Name______________________________________

Hispanic/Latino_______ (a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other Spanish culture regardless of race) Asian_____ Black or African American_____ Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander______ White______

Race (choose one or more): American Indian/Alaskan Native Homeless Status: U.S. Citizen: yes yes no no yes yes no no

If yes, check one: lives in public operated shelter lives with friends or relatives If no, check one: Exchange student Other

lives in privately operated shelter Other: Country of Origin:

Limited English Proficiency: Does your child have an IEP:

If yes, what language is spoken? Has your child been recommended for Special Education Services? yes______ no_______

Parent/Guardian Information:
Father Mother Step Parent Guardian (circle appropriate status) Foster Parents Father Mother Step Parent Guardian (circle appropriate status) Foster Parents

Name: Address: City/ZIP: Primary Phone: Secondary Phone: Email Address: Employer: Address: City/ZIP: Work Phone: Some college Y or N College degree Y or N Cell or Home Cell or Home

Name: Address: City/ZIP: Primary Phone: Secondary Phone: Email Address: Employer: Address: City/ZIP: Work Phone: Some college Y or N College degree Y or N Cell or Home Cell or Home

Custodial Information
IT IS OHIO STATE LAW THAT EACH STUDENT PROVIDE A CERTIFIED COPY OF ANY CHILD CUSTODY ORDER OR DECREE WHICH HAS BEEN ISSUED WITH RESPECT TO THE STUDENT. THE CUSTODIAL PARENT OF SUCH A STUDENT MUST ALSO PROVIDE THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WITH CERTIFIED COPIES OF ANY LATER COURT ORDERS WHICH MODIFY THE ORIGINAL CUSTODY ORDER OR DECREE. [Ohio Revised Code 3313.672(b)]

PLEASE CHECK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS THAT APPLIES TO YOUR CHILD/STUDENT: A. Child lives with natural parent(s) or with legally adoptive parents. B. Parents are divorced or legally separated; child resides with parent who has legal custody by court order.
(if this is the case, you must provide the school with a copy of the court order within 30 days)

C. Parents are divorced or legally separated; child resides with parent who DOES NOT have legal custody.
(if this is the case, you must obtain legal custody within 60 days)

D. Child lives with a Guardian who has been granted legal custody by court order.
(if this is your situation, you must provide the school with a copy of the court order)

E. Child lives with a Guardian who HAS NOT been granted legal custody by court order.
(if this is your situation, you must obtain legal custody within 60 days)

F. Child lives with Foster Parents.
(if this is your situation, you must provide all necessary custodial agency paperwork designating proof of district responsibility for educational costs and previous school records at the time of application – YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ENROLLED WITHOUT MEETING ALL THESE REQUIREMENTS)

School History Schools previously attended: City/ST City/ST City/ST Name of School District last attended: Year last attended that District: Family Information: Please list all siblings that currently live in the home. First Name Last Name Date of Birth / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Emergency Information In the case of emergency when parent(s) cannot be reached, please contact: Name: Relationship: Phone:

Do you give consent for the administration of emergency treatment if the above named contact cannot be reached? Yes No Name of Preferred Doctor: Doctor Phone: Name of Preferred Dentist: Dentist Phone: Facts concerning the child’s medical history, including allergies, medications being taken, and any physical impairment to which a physician should be alerted:

COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT: I. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Student Name: ___________________________________ Grade Entering: __________

1. What hobbies or interests do you have? ________________________________________________________________

2. What makes DECA stand out from other high schools? ____________________________________________________

3. What other high schools are you considering? ____________________________________________________________

4. What factors helped you to choose this high school? Rank your top three choices. __________ academic reputation __________ friends attend / attended DECA __________ convenient location __________ community learning opportunities 5. Where did you hear about DECA ( all that apply) ______ newspaper ______ television ______ radio ______ other 6. List the names of any relatives or friends currently attending DECA: _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ ______ school visit ______ mailings __________ family members attend / attended DECA __________ availability of college access __________ association with University of Dayton __________ others

______ individual family visit ______ web site ______ open house ______ word of mouth

7. Describe something about yourself that you would like us to know:

To complete this application, you are asked to write your name on the Student Evaluation forms and give them to two of your current teachers. Parent signature below authorizes the release of disciplinary and academic information as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act from the applicant’s current teachers to the Dayton Early College Academy (DECA).

Applicant’s Signature_________________________________________ Parent’s Signature___________________________________________

Date ______/______/______

Date ______/______/______

All DECA, Inc., educational programs are available to its students without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex and disability.

High School Marketing and Recruitment Parent Checklist
COMPLETED BY THE PARENT:

___ Yes ___ Yes ___ Yes ___ Yes ___ Yes ___ Yes

___ No ___ No ___ No ___ No ___ No ___ No

My child will be no older than 15 when school begins. My child will be promoted to the 9th grade as a first year 9th grade student. My child demonstrates a strong desire to go to college. My child is drug free. My child will be the first generation in the family to attend college. My child’s first language is English, or _____ Other (please specify) _______________________________________

___ Yes

___ No

My child demonstrates the necessary personal characteristics (maturity, work habits, citizenship, team work...) to function in a demanding and independent learning environment.

Residency status (current proof of residency document required prior to final acceptance) Please check one: ___ Yes ___ No My child lives with a parent or legal guardian who is currently a resident of the Dayton Public School district. My child will become a Dayton Public School district resident prior to the start of the 2013-14 school year.

___ Yes

___ No

Documents needed for a complete application
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Student birth certificate Student social security card Current and prior year report card and attendance record Current and prior year standardized test scores Health/immunization records Deed/Lease, utility bill, placement letter verifying you are a resident of the Dayton Public School district in your name dated within the last 60 days  Custody paper (if applicable)
IT IS OHIO STATE LAW THAT EACH STUDENT PROVIDE A CERTIFICED COPY OF ANY CHILD CUSTODY ORDER OR DECREE WHICH HAS BEEN ISSUED WITH RESPECT TO THE STUDENT. THE CUSTODIAL PARENT OF SUCH A STUDENT MUST ALSO PROVIDE THE DECA BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH CERTIFIED COPIES OF ANY LATER COURT ORDERS WHICH MODIFY THE ORIGINAL CUSODY ORDER OR DECREE. [OHIO REVISED CODE 3313.672(B)]

All DECA, Inc., educational programs are available to its students without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex and disability.

STUDENT EVALUATION
TO BE COMPLETED BY TEACHER:
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Student’s Name Current School I. ACADEMIC EVALUATION ________________ ______ School Phone Number

Please indicate below your estimation of this student’s performance in comparison to all students his /her age, not only those in his/her classes but those he/she will most likely encounter in high school. (please circle)
Reading Achievement Mathematical Achievement Oral English Achievement Written English Achievement Mental Ability Academic Motivation Completion of Assignments Personal Initiative Daily Attendance Class Participation Level of Respect (self & others) Ability to Seek Assistance Ability to Work Independently In my opinion, this student works: II. DISCIPLINARY EVALUATION Has the student ever been expelled? ______ Yes ______ No If yes, explain below: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Has the student ever been suspended (in-school or out-of-school)? Briefly indicate reasons for suspension: (i.e. tardies, fighting, cheating, etc.): _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ III. SUMMARY INFORMATION 1. How long have you known this student and in what capacity? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Does the student have any significant health problems or physical disabilities? _____ Yes _____ No If yes, briefly describe: During 7th grade ____ Yes During 8th grade ____ Yes ____ No ____ No # of days _________ # of days _________ Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average _______ at ability Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor

_______ above ability

_______ below ability

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Does the student have a diagnosed learning disability? ______ Yes ______ No If yes, does the student have an active IEP or 504 plan? ______ Yes ______ No 4. Are any type of educational accommodations made for this student? ______ Yes ______ No 5. Can this child be successful in a rigorous college prep program? ______ Yes No _________

Comments: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Are there student-specific concerns (disciplinary, academic, etc.) that you would like to discuss by phone? _____ Yes ______ No

Please add on back of this form anything else you would like us to know about this student.

__________________________________________________________ Evaluator’s Signature and Position

________________________ Phone Number

_____/______/______ Date

STUDENT EVALUATION
TO BE COMPLETED BY TEACHER:
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Student’s Name Current School I. ACADEMIC EVALUATION ________________ ______ School Phone Number

Please indicate below your estimation of this student’s performance in comparison to all students his /her age, not only those in his/her classes but those he/she will most likely encounter in high school. (please circle)
Reading Achievement Mathematical Achievement Oral English Achievement Written English Achievement Mental Ability Academic Motivation Completion of Assignments Personal Initiative Daily Attendance Class Participation Level of Respect (self & others) Ability to Seek Assistance Ability to Work Independently In my opinion, this student works: II. DISCIPLINARY EVALUATION Has the student ever been expelled? ______ Yes ______ No If yes, explain below: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Has the student ever been suspended (in-school or out-of-school)? Briefly indicate reasons for suspension: (i.e. tardies, fighting, cheating, etc.): _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ III. SUMMARY INFORMATION 1. How long have you known this student and in what capacity? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Does the student have any significant health problems or physical disabilities? _____ Yes _____ No If yes, briefly describe: During 7th grade ____ Yes During 8th grade ____ Yes ____ No # of days _________ ____ No # of days _________ Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Superior Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average Above Average _______ at ability Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Below Average Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor Poor

_______ above ability

_______ below ability

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Does the student have a diagnosed learning disability? ______ Yes ______ No If yes, does the student have an active IEP or 504 plan? ______ Yes ______ No 4. Are any type of educational accommodations made for this student? ______ Yes ______ No 5. Can this child be successful in a rigorous college prep program? ______ Yes No _________

Comments: __________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Are there student-specific concerns (disciplinary, academic, etc.) that you would like to discuss by phone? _____ Yes ______ No

Please add on back of this form anything else you would like us to know about this student.

__________________________________________________________ Evaluator’s Signature and Position

________________________ Phone Number

_____/______/______ Date

DAYTON EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY (DECA) MID-YEAR RELEASE OF RECORDS REQUEST Parent Signoff
I hereby give permission for ______________________________________________ to release copies of the
(school name)

school records of __________________________________________________ to the Dayton Early College Academy
(student name)

for application/admissions consideration. Such records include, but are not limited to, course grades, standardized test results, Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s), attendance records, school health record, conduct reports, and evaluation reports such as psychological/educational evaluations. _______________________________________________
Signature of Parent/ Guardian (Date)

_______________________________________________
Signature of Applicant (Date)

CURRENT SCHOOL INFORMATION To be completed by the designated school official:
Student Name ___________________________________________________________________  Please check the box beside each record that is enclosed with this application              birth certificate social security card 7th grade report card and attendance record 8th grade mid-year report card and attendance record standardized test scores from 7th and 8th grades health/immunization record custody paperwork if applicable

Is the student on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)? _____Yes ______ No  If yes, are copies of the IEP and MFE enclosed? _____ Yes ______ No (REQUIRED)

Number of suspensions student had last year: __________ Number of expulsions: __________ Has this student been asked to leave a school? ______ Yes ______ No Is this student currently in an ESL/Bilingual program? _____Yes ______No Does the student receive any support services other than special education? ______ Yes ______No

If so, please indicate services provided: _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

School official name _______________________________________ Title __________________________________ Signature_____________________________________________ Date_____/_____/_____ Phone ______________

Please forward completed DECA application and copies of school records to: Dayton Early College Academy 300 College Park Drive Dayton, OH 45469-2930 (937) 229-2779 Enrollment Office (937) 229-5780 High School (937) 229-5781 Junior High School (937) 229-5786 Fax

Dayton Early College Academy, Inc. EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION 2013-14
Date

M/F
Student’s Last Name First Middle Sex

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Home Phone

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Date of Birth

Student’s Address

Zip

Father/Guardian

Employed by

Work Phone

Mother/Guardian

Employed by

Work Phone

ALTERNATIVE PERSONS TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN PARENTS CANNOT BE REACHED (1)
Name Phone

(2)
Name Phone

EITHER PART I OR PART II MUST BE COMPLETED

Part I: CONSENT GRANTED
In the event reasonable attempts to contact
Parent/Guardian

at
Phone

or

at
Parent/Guardian Phone

have been unsuccessful, I hereby give

my consent for (1) Administration of any treatment deemed necessary by Dr.
Preferred Physician

or Dr.
Preferred Dentist

or in the event the preferred practitioner is not available, by
Preferred Hospital

another licensed physician or dentist; and (2) The transfer of the child to: or any hospital reasonably accessible.
THIS AUTHORIZATION DOES NOT COVER MAJOR SURGERY UNLESS THE MEDICAL OPINIONS OF TWO OTHER LICENSED PHYSICIANS/DENTISTS CONCURRING IN THE NECESSITY FOR SUCH SURGERY ARE OBTAINED BEFORE SURGERYT IS PERFORMED. PLEASE LIST BELOW FACTS CONCERNING THE CHILD’S MEDICAL HISTORY OR ANY PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT TO WHICH A PHYSICIAN SHOULD BE ALERTED.

Has your child ever had: Heart Trouble

Tuberculosis

Epilepsy
(Seizures)

Diabetes
(Sugar)

Other

Explain any Allergy or Disease causing difficulty:

Explain any regular use of medicine:

Date

Signature of Parent/Guardian

Address

Part II: CONSENT REFUSED
I DO NOT GIVE MY CONSENT FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT OF MY CHILD. IN THE EVENT OF ILLNESS OR INJURY REQUIRING EMERGENCY TREATMENT, I WISH THE SCHOOL AUTHORITIES TO TAKE NO ACTION OR TO:

Date

Signature of Parent/Guardian

Address

SECTION 3313.712, OHIO REVISED CODE (Pursuant to Am. H.B. 1175) (A) Annually the board of education of each city, exempted village, local, and joint vocational school district shall, before the first of October, have provided to the parent or legal guardian of every pupil enrolled in schools under the board’s jurisdiction, an emergency medical authorization form that is an identical copy of the form contained in division (B) of this section. Thereafter, the board shall within thirty days after the entry of any pupil into a public school in this state for the first time, provide the parent or legal guardian of such pupil, either as part of any registration form which is in use in the district, or as a separate form, an identical copy of the form contained in division (B) of this section. When the form is returned to the school with Part I or Part II completed, the school shall keep the form on file, and shall send the form to any school of a city, exempted village, local or joint vocational school district to which the pupil is transferred. Upon request of his parent or guardian, authorities of the school in which the pupil is enrolled may permit such parent or guardian to make changes in a previously filed form, or to file a new form. If a parent or guardian does not wish to give such written permission, he shall indicate in the proper place on the form the procedure he wishes school authorities to follow in the event of a medical emergency involving his child. Even if a parent or guardian gives written consent for emergency medical treatment, when a pupil becomes ill or is injured and requires emergency medical treatment while under school authority, or while engaged in an extra-curricular activity authorized by the appropriate school authorities, the authorities of the school in which the pupil is enrolled shall make reasonable attempts to contact the parent or legal guardian before the treatment is given. The school shall present the pupil’s emergency medical authorization form or copy thereof to the hospital or practitioner rendering treatment. Nothing in this section shall be construed to impose liability on any school official or school employee who, in good faith, attempts to comply with this section.

Dayton Early College Academy, Inc. Computer and Internet Guidelines 2013-14 School Year
Personal Safety Students will not post personal information about themselves or others’ information. Students will not agree to meet with someone they have met online. Students will promptly disclose to their teacher or other DECA staff member any message they receive that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable. Illegal Activities Students will not attempt to log-in or gain access using another person’s credentials to the DECA network or to any other network or computer, or go beyond their authorized access. Students will not make deliberate attempts to disrupt the computer system’s performance or destroy data by spreading computer viruses or by any other means. Students will not use the DECA system to engage in any illegal act, such a arranging for a drug sale or the purchase of alcohol, engaging in criminal gang activity, threatening the safety of person, etc. Students will not attempt to bypass the school’s firewall via the use of a proxy or other means. System Security Students are responsible for the use of their individual account and should take all reasonable precautions to prevent others from being able to use their account. If a student feels that their password or account has been compromised, they will contact the Director of Technology and obtain a new password. Students will avoid the inadvertent spread of computer viruses by following DECA virus protection procedures if they download files. Students will not attach a modem to a DECA computer connected to the DECA system. Students will not bring in a personal computer and attempt to access the DECA or UD wireless networks (unless the student is enrolled in classes at UD and has their own UD username and password). Students will not remove a computer from the school’s premises, nor hold a laptop on their person, in a bag/backpack/briefcase/etc., or in a locker in an effort to reserve a laptop for themselves or others. Inappropriate Language Students will not use obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, inflammatory, threatening, or disrespectful language in the Computer Labs or in any work created by the student. Students will not post information that, if acted upon, could cause damage or a danger of disruption. Students will not engage in personal attacks, including prejudicial or discriminatory acts. Students will not harass or threaten another person. Users will not knowingly or recklessly post false or defamatory information about a person or organization. Respecting Resource Limits Students will use the system only for education and professional or career development activities while at school. Students will not download large files unless absolutely necessary. Students will not post chain letters or engage in “spamming.”

Students will subscribe only to high-quality discussion group mail lists that are relevant to their education or professional/career development. The use of school laptops is a privilege, not a right. When available, high school students only may check out laptops between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Students will return laptops when finished with them. They may not be shared with others, nor checked out at the beginning of the day and held onto for the entire day. All laptops will be returned by 5:00 pm or when the Tech Lab closes, whichever comes first.

Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement DECA utilizes many resources to check the originality of students’ work. It is important that students learn to decipher information and be able to represent it in their own words. Students will not plagiarize works that they find on the Internet. Users will respect the rights of copyright owners.

Inappropriate Access to Material Students will not use the DECA system to access material that is profane or obscene (pornography), that advocates illegal acts, or that advocates illegal acts, or that advocates violence or discrimination towards other people (hate literature) entertainment, criminal skills, non-educational chat groups, dating and matchmaking. If users inadvertently access such information, they should immediately disclose the inadvertent access in a manner specified by their school. This will protect users against an allegation that they have intentionally violated the Acceptable Use Regulations. Violations and Consequences If a student is found to have violated the Computer and Internet Guidelines, one or more of the following consequences may occur, depending on the severity of the offense: Loss of ability to check out laptops for 5 or more days. Loss of computer account privileges for 5 or more days. In or Out of School Suspension Other consequences as determined by the School Administration. If a student willfully and purposefully steals, damages, or destroys school computers or other electronic/technology equipment, parents will be liable for the full replacement cost.

Dayton Early College Academy, Inc. Computer and Internet Guidelines 2013-14 School Year

Date: ____/____/____

I __________________________________________ have read and agree to the Dayton Early College Academy, Inc. Computer and Internet Use Guidelines.

Student Name: ___________________________________________________________ Student Signature: ________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature: _________________________________________________

DECA PARENT/GUARDIAN COMPACT 2013-14
The Dayton Early College Academy and the parent/guardian of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) agree that this compact outlines how the parents/guardians, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parent/guardian will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State's high standards. SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Dayton Early College Academy will: Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the state's student academic achievement standards as follows: 1. DECA's mission is that all students will be college ready and will go to college. To help students be successful in high school and to prepare students for college the faculty and staff will:  Ensure that all students participate in national testing including ACT, SAT, PSAT, and EXPLORE and/or PLAN. The Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP), the Ohio Academic Assessment (OAA), and the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) all provide data to teachers on what each individual student has mastered and where they need instruction o At the junior high level, a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) is discussed with parent/guardians based on entrance MAP scores. o Based on test information and on teacher observation in the classroom, a PLP is created for each high school student's Gateway

 Classes and programs are designed to help students learn. This includes: o An advisor/teacher who will help guide the learning process o High quality Junior High and High School classes aligning what is being taught in the classroom to the Ohio State academic content standards o After school study tables o OAA and OGT Prep and Boot Camps on week-ends o Classes teaching how to master Gateway components in the First Year Academy o Summer enrichment experiences including: Read 180; Aggressive Algebra o Targeted intervention both during the school day and outside of school hours (including Read 180, small group instruction, one-on-one instruction, and computer based programs) o Supplemental-skill based instruction o Direct study skills instruction Hold parent/guardian-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child's achievement. Parent/guardian meetings are held on a regular basis throughout the school year. At the first meeting of the school year, parents/guardians will learn about DECA's Title I program and their right to be involved. Suggestions for working with students at home will be one of the topics to be discussed at parent meetings.  There are grade level meetings for Junior High, First Year Academy (FYA) (ninth grade), and for the Upper High School grades  At the beginning of each school year the student's advisor will hold a PLP meeting with the parent/guardian and student  The School-Parent Compact will be available at the DECA website in the "parent" section and will be handed out at meetings  As partners in the school, parents/guardians are asked to provide feedback regarding their child's academic growth in Presentations of Learning (POL), Exhibitions, and/or Gateway presentations  Academic/Behavioral Early Alerts Meetings will be held with parent/guardians if their student is experiencing academic difficulties and/or behavior problems in an effort to get the student back on track 2. Provide parent/guardians with frequent reports on their children's progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:  MAP, PLAN, EXPLORE, and Accuplacer test results are shared with parents/guardians biannually with the child's advisor being the primary contact  Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) and Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) results are sent to parents/guardians by mail almost as soon as they arrive at DECA  Junior High School: Friday folders include newsletters, grades, and behavioral update weekly  Engrade accounts and MAN accounts provide parents/guardians access to grades online  Quarterly reports Note: Important events and academic announcements are made by an automated calling system.

3. Provide parent/guardians reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parent/guardians as follows:      Each student is assigned to an advisory at the beginning of the school year. The advisor/teacher is responsible for the PLP as well as guiding the student through the Gateway process. The advisor will be the main contact for the parent/guardian but the parent/guardian may also contact any teacher as needed Each DECA staff member has a mobile telephone and email address and extends their availability to outside school hours Contact information is published on the website, in handbooks, and through parent/guardian meetings Parents/guardians and advisors meet together when their student presents his/her exhibition and for Gateway presentations Teachers are available to meet with parent/guardians as each feels the need to do so during the school year

4. Provide parent/guardians opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:    At DECA all parents/guardians participate in their student's learning through PLP's, exhibitions, grade level meetings, and Gateway presentations School-sponsored activities (e.g. NERD Night, field trips) A parent/guardian is appointed annually by board trustees to represent parents/guardians at DECA Board Meetings

PARENT/GUARDIAN RESPONSIBILITIES: We, as parents/guardians, will support our children's learning in the following ways:           Ensuring my child has proper nourishment, rest, and supplies so they come to school ready to learn Making sure my child is at school on time each day Providing a time and place for my child to study Helping and monitoring my child's work at home each day and signing the weekly planning calendar Transporting students outside the school day when necessary Attending monthly parent/guardian meetings Attending at least one whole school-community function (Open House, Family Information Nights, End-of-the-Year Celebration, etc.) each year Attending all of my child's exhibitions and Gateway promotion conferences (there could one or more in a school year) Reporting changes to contact information (such as change in address or phone number) in a timely manner Staying in contact with my child's advisor on a monthly basis

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State's high standards. Specifically we will:  Follow the DECA code of conduct and be a responsible student by: o Being at school on time each day o Doing my work at school each day o Completing assignments to the best of my ability and turning them in on time o Doing my school work at home each day o Respecting my classmates, teachers, and DECA staff o Working to be a positive member of the DECA school community o Initiate help when facing academic difficulty by contacting teachers and advisors before there is a problem o Working productively with a mentor when one is provided Take advantage of academic opportunities at Sinclair Community College by: o Understanding that taking college classes is a privilege o Attending all classes o Taking notes and keeping a planner with assignment due dates o Actively participating in class discussions and group work o Doing homework as assigned o Making an appointment with the professor and asking for help as soon as possible and following requirements as listed on the school contract when attending college classes

DECA PARENT/GUARDIAN COMPACT 2013-14

I, ______________________________________________________________, parent/guardian of ___________________________________________________, have read and agree to the school, parent and student responsibilities outlined in the Parent/Guardian Compact. I understand that a copy of this contract will remain on file and in effect throughout my child’s school career. Parent/Guardian: __________________________________________ Signature ______/______/______ Date

Dayton Early College Academy, Inc., and University of Dayton Photo Release Form 2013-14

I authorize the Dayton Early College Academy, Inc., and the University of Dayton to use the name of my child and photographs in which my child appears for the purpose of promoting the Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) through publications released by DECA and the University of Dayton’s Office of Public Relations and/or School of Education and Allied Professions. Such publications include, but are not limited to, alumni publications, campus publications, press releases and other outlets, electronic versions of the same publications, University websites, or other electronic forms of media. I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or printed or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the photograph.

Name of child: _________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________________________________________

Name of parent/guardian: ________________________________________________________

Signature: _________________________________________________ Date: ______________ _____ I authorize the use of my child’s photo as described above _____ I do not authorize the use of my child’s photo as described above

Dayton Early College Academy, Inc. DIRECTORY INFORMATION POLICY NOTIFICATION The Dayton Early College Academy, Inc., has approved the following policy regarding student directory information:

Each year the Principal shall provide public notice to students and their parents of its intent to make available, upon request, certain information known as "directory information." The Board designates as student "directory information": a student's name; address; telephone number; date and place of birth; major field of study; participation in officially-recognized activities and sports; height and weight, if a member of an athletic team; dates of attendance; date of graduation; awards received; honor rolls; scholarships; telephone numbers only for inclusion in school or PTO directories or email addresses. Directory information shall not be provided to any organization for profit-making purposes. Parents and eligible students may refuse to allow the Board to disclose any or all of such "directory information" upon written notification to the Board. In accordance with Federal and State law, the Board shall release the names, addresses, and telephone listings of secondary students to a recruiting officer for any branch of the United States Armed Forces or an institution of higher education who requests such information. A secondary school student or parent of the student may request in writing that the student's name, address, and telephone listing not be released without prior consent of the parent(s)/eligible student. The recruiting officer is to sign a form indicating that "any information received by the recruiting officer shall be used solely for the purpose of informing students about military service and shall not be released to any person other than individuals within the recruiting services of the Armed Forces." The Principal is authorized to charge mailing fees for providing this information to a recruiting officer. Whenever consent of the parent(s)/eligible student is required for the inspection and/or release of a student's health or educational records or for the release of "directory information," either parent may provide such consent unless agreed to otherwise in writing by both parents or specifically stated by court order. If the student is under the guardianship of an institution, the Principal shall appoint a person who has no conflicting interest to provide such written consent. The Board may disclose "directory information" on former students without student or parental consent. The Board shall not permit the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing or for selling that information (or otherwise providing that information to others for that purpose). Parents may: A. inspect and review the student's educational records; B. request amendments if the parent believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the student's privacy rights; C. consent to disclosures of personally-identifiable information contained in the student's educational records, except to those disclosures allowed by the law; D. challenge Board noncompliance with a parent's request to amend the records through a hearing;

E. file a complaint with the Department of Education; F. obtain a copy of the Board's policy and administrative guidelines on student records. The Principal has developed procedural guidelines for: A. the proper storage and retention of records including a list of the type and location of record; B. informing Board employees of the Federal and State laws concerning student records. The Board authorizes the use of the microfilm process or electromagnetic processes of reproduction for the recording, filing, maintaining, and preserving of records. No liability shall attach to any member, officer, or employee of this Board as a consequence of permitting access or furnishing student records in accordance with this policy and regulations. Any staff member who shares confidential information with another person not authorized to receive the information may be subject to discipline. R.C. 9.01, 149.41, 149.43, 1347 et seq., 3113.33, 3319.321 34 C.F.R. Part 99 20 U.S.C., Section 1232f through 1232i (FERPA) 26 U.S.C. 152 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq., Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 20 U.S.C. 7908

Dayton Early College Academy, Inc. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DIRECTORY INFORMATION POLICY NOTIFICATION 2013-14 Child’s Name: _________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s Name: _______________________________________________________

I acknowledge that I have been notified of the Dayton Early College Academy Inc.’s policy regarding Directory Information. I understand that if I do not wish for any directory information on my child to be released, I must indicate that in writing to the Dayton Early College Academy, Inc. Board. ____________________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s Signature _____________________ Date

Dayton Early College Academy Student Email Acceptable Use Policy
Philosophy The Dayton Early College Academy encourages the use of student email as an effective and efficient way to improve communication between students, faculty members and administrative staff. The primary purpose of student email is to support teaching and learning. This daytonearlycollege.org email account is housed on a Google mail server, thereby giving student access to Google Docs (word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software) and also allowing teachers and students to share information housed in these file areas with others. 1. Official Email Address All students in grades 9 - 12 will be assigned a daytonearlycollege.org student email account. This account will be considered the student's official DECA email address until such time as the student is no longer enrolled at DECA. 2. Prohibited Conduct Student email may not be used in the following ways: • Unlawful activities • Commercial purposes • Personal financial gain • False identity in email communications • Misrepresentation of the Dayton Early College Academy • Interference with DECA technology operations through a. electronic chain letters b. unsolicited electronic communications c. disruption of electronic communications 3. Access Restriction Access to and use of student email is considered a privilege accorded at the discretion of Dayton Early College Academy. DECA maintains the right to immediately withdraw the access and use of student email when there is reason to believe that violations of law or DECA policies have occurred. In such cases, the alleged violation will be referred to the Principal for further investigation and adjudication. 4. Security Dayton Early College Academy cannot and does not guarantee the security of electronic files located on the Google Mail system. Although Google does have a powerful content filter in place, DECA cannot assure that users will not be exposed to unsolicited information. 5. Privacy The general right of privacy will be extended to the extent possible in the electronic environment. Dayton Early College Academy and all electronic users should treat electronically stored information in individuals' files as confidential and private. There is an acknowledged trade-off between the right of privacy of a user and the need of system administrators to gather necessary information to ensure the continued functioning of these resources. In the normal course of system administration, system administrators may have to examine activities, files, and electronic mail to gather sufficient information to diagnose and correct problems with system software or hardware. Users of student email are strictly prohibited from accessing files and information other than their own. DECA reserves the right to access the daytonearlycollege.org Google Mail system, including current and archival files of user accounts when there is reasonable suspicion that unacceptable use has occurred.

Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) has created email accounts for all students in grades 9 - 12 to allow for collaborative sharing using Google Apps for Education. These accounts will be used at school and outside of school for school-related projects only with parent permission. The mastery of effective and proper email communications by students is included in the Ohio Department of Education K‐12 Instructional Technology Standards, in addition to allowing access to the wealth of collaborative tools available to students and teachers once these accounts are assigned. No student will be assigned an email account without parental or guardian approval. The email naming convention will be first initial-last name@daytonearlycollege.org, such as the following for Johnny Smith: jsmith@daytonearlycollege.org. Student emails will be monitored for inappropriate use. DECA has an email filter in place to help limit the spread of spam and viruses.

Dayton Early College Academy Student Email Acceptable Use Policy 2013-14 School Year
Parent/Guardian: I give permission for my child to be assigned a daytonearlycollege.org email account. I do not give permission for my child to be assigned a daytonearlycollege.org email account.

Student name: Parent signature:

Student: I agree to adhere to the guidelines stated above for use of my daytonearlycollege.org email account.

Student signature:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Nickie Sattler, Director of Technology, at 937-414-0876 or email nsattler@daytonearlycollege.org.

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