Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the school located?

601 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45410.

What is a charter school?

Dayton SMART Bilingual Academy is a free public charter school. The school operates using public tax dollars and its charter is authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools. Students are eligible for state and federal programs; all breakfasts and lunches are no charge to students.

Who is eligible to attend?

Any student within Ohio is eligible to apply for a grade. The school does not consider grades or test scores. We will serve students in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade for the 2015-2016 school year.

How many seats are available?

The number of seats vary from grade to grade. They range from 25-50 students throughout grades.

What happens if the seats fill up?

If we have more students applications than available seats we will hold a lottery to determine the enrollment for each grade.

Are uniforms required?

Yes, students are required to wear uniforms each day. Uniform shirts are provided by the school for a fee.

What vaccinations does my child need?

Click here for a list of vaccinations required in the state of Ohio. A copy of the vaccinations should be sent before the first day of school.

Is transportation provided?

The school currently has two full-size buses to provide transportation to students. DSBA is committed to working with families throughout Dayton to meet their transportation needs. If enrollment continues to grow we will look to add a third bus prior to the 2015-2016 school year.

Does my current DSBA student have to apply every year?

No, current DSBA students do not have to apply. Current students just need to indicate their intent to return in February and DSBA asks that you notify the school if you do not plan on returning.

How can I complete an application?

Please call 937.222.2812 or stop by the school to determine the best way for you to complete the application.

Still have questions? Contact us at (937) 222-2812 for more information.