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Dayton Business Technology High School is a conversion charter school located in the heart of downtown Dayton, Ohio.  Dayton Business Technology High School is a charter school sponsored by the Office of School Sponsorship with the Department of Education. 

Student’s First! Is the motto for our staff of talented and caring instructors. The teachers here enjoy the teamwork needed to motivate students to meet the challenging goals of the 21st Century. Everyone has a unique gift to bring to every single student. The teaching staff seeks to give our students the skills needed to succeed.
At Dayton Business Technology we pride ourselves on creating a family atmosphere with high expectations. Students at Dayton Business Technology have a unique opportunity to recover credits, develop leadership skills, create a plan for lifelong learning, and practice community stewardship. We teach our students how to be resilient in achieving their personal and academic goals.


Dayton Business Technology High School, in collaboration with industry and post-secondary institution, provides educational opportunities that demonstrate ambition, leadership, and motivation for students. Students are empowered to research industries and /or careers which match their interest and skill level. This process allows students to design a lifestyle versus making a living. This mission encompasses the following.
  1. Curriculum and Instruction – to maintain and revise curriculum and instruction in order to meet the ever-changing needs of our students through curriculum revisions and professional development. Extend the level of staff development to comprise growing opportunities for academic and technical teachers to assimilate real life connections into the curriculum. Address the needs of a diverse student population in preparation for entering a rapidly changing and competitive job market.
  2. Funding – Establish policy and procedures to ensure maximize utilization of current dollars and to locate new sources of revenue.
  3. Workforce and Community Development – To fulfill Dayton Business Technology High School’s belief that learning effective training for business and industry will prepare students for jobs in the future. Increase career awareness among students through developing well-articulated career pathways.
  4. Student Services – Create and maintain an environment which addresses the psychological, emotional, physical and social needs of students. Expand and enhanceservices to special needs students. Enhance school safety and student discipline to create greater clarity, effectiveness and consistency of procedures. Research, develop and implement a comprehensive guidance plan. Develop more effective procedures for student attendance and communication with the school community


Dayton Business Technology High School creates an environment that lights the pathway to success where everyone becomes the best version of themselves.

Our Values

The entire school climate is built around the “Be attitudes” and our “Core Values”. These values are Life Long Learning, Stewardship, Leadership and Resilience. The “Be attitudes” are the first step in the students transitioning towards positive, and productive behaviors. They are Be Prepared, Be On Time, Be Accountable, Be Consistent, and Be Respectful!

School History

On September 6, 2006 students entered the halls of Jackson Center with much apprehension and trepidation as a result of not knowing what to expect at Dayton Technology Design High School. They had heard very little about this new school and didn’t know how it would be different from other schools they had attended, but were willing to give it a try. They meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday’s until we got it right. All to ensure that we reached the common goal of achieving student success and building character.

Over the years the school has developed a high standard of expectations for the behavior and dedication of the students we serve. Our thriving environment demands flexibility, teamwork, creativity, and embracing what is new, now and in the future. In an effort to better serve our students, Dayton Technology Design High School underwent a name change because the video game design is no longer a part of the curriculum. The school is now Dayton Business Technology High School (DBTHS). Dayton Tech has traveled to 4 different buildings before finding our home of 3 years in the heart downtown Dayton here in the old Dayton Public Administration Building. Along the way Dayton Tech students have done great things.


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If you would like to learn more about the Policies of Dayton Business Technology High School please take a look at our Comprehensive Policy Manuals. 

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