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Dayton Business Technology High School Receives

the 2014  Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ School of Distinction Award


Dayton Business Technology High School Receives 2013 Auditor Of the State of Ohio Award

Auditor of State Dave Yost  announced that DBTHS is one of the entities receiving the Auditor of State Award for their clean audit reports:

  • The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit.  Entities that receive the award meet the following criteria of a “clean” audit report:
  • The entity must file timely financial reports with the Auditor of State’s office in accordance with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles);
  • The audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs;
  • The entity’s management letter contains no comments related to: o Ethics referrals o Questioned costs less than $10,000 o Lack of timely report submission o Reconciliation o Failure to obtain a timely Single Audit o Findings for recovery less than $100 o Public meetings or public records

National Center for Urban School Transformation


Dayton Business Technology High School Named One of 16 Best Urban Schools in America!

Representatives from the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) visited Dayton Business Technology High School (DBTHS) on May 28, 2013 to congratulate the staff, students, and parents for becoming one of the “Best Urban Schools” in the nation! DBTHS was one of the four winners of the 2013 Gold Award for Excellence in Urban Education from NCUST and the first alternative school to win since the inception of the award in 2006.

Annual Excellence in Education Administration Award

On May 20th, 2013 Principal Phillitia Charlton was the recipient of the Annual Excellence in Education Administration Award by The Rotary Club of Dayton.


Dayton Business Technology High School a FOX45 Cool Schools

“For many students, regular high school isn’t structured enough for them to succeed. Many times, this pushes them to drop out and just give up.  But one school in Dayton is making sure that doesn’t happen.

High school senior Rachel Osborne wants to study business. And Maurice Brown is hoping to break into the music industry.

Two extremely motivated students and also very honest when they talk to reporter Hilary Zalla about their first attempt at high school.

Like too many students Maurice and Rachel couldn’t succeed in a regular high school. They say it wasn’t structured enough and they didn’t feel motivated.

Now they are attending Dayton Business Tech High School, an award-winning community sponsored school serving students who can’t thrive in a typical high school. Students are immersed in a structured environment with high discipline and extremely focused learning. A true savior for students who otherwise might have given up on school.

The school is also first of its kind in the region to offer college credit. Students are able to have a second chance at getting their high school diploma, a priceless opportunity for many.”

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National Honor Society

Dayton Business Technology High School is a proud active member of the National Honor Society. Membership in our local chapter is an honor bestowed upon a student. Selection for membership is by a Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities. Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony.




Dayton Business Technology High School is a proud active member of the Ohio DECA Chapter. DECA is an organization for students enrolled in Marketing Education. It is designed to promote a total program of activities which develops leadership, teamwork skills and individual growth. DECA is the only national student organization operating in the nation’s schools to attract young people to careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship.

DECA offers Marketing Education students the opportunities that a civic or professional organization would offer a businessperson. Activities develop leadership ability, occupational skills, civic responsibility, and the social skills of the individual. DECA activities serve as a teaching tool, complimenting, supplementing, and enhancing the marketing education curriculum.

Accomplishments Over the Years

  • Dayton Red Cross Chapter Student Volunteer of the Year Award 2012
  • Students have volunteered over 100 hours of service for Sole to Souls, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, Senior Nursing Home Project, House of Bread
  • 57% of our students attend college within  two years of graduation
  • We have graduated over 400 students
  • We have increased our OGT Performance Index by 10% over the last 3 years
  • We have awarded over 100 scholarships to our students to assist in them earning dual credits at Central State and Sinclair
  • Students won Regional Awards with DECA Marketing Program