Gem City Career Prep High School

Now Enrolling for 2021-2022

Whether you want to get that dream job you can boast about, or you want to attend college, Career Prep of Dayton can help. We offer college- and career-readiness programs that will work around your busy life.

Professional Skills

Business owners across the United States have similar answers when asked what they look for in new workers. Does it surprise you to know that it is rarely expertise in their specific field of work? Usually, businesses desire skills in communication, problem-solving, self-management, and commonly used software. These skills are widely known as “soft skills” and are the foundation of any successful career and lifestyle. With Career Prep, you can master these skills through electives and without spending any extra time in class.

Business, Finance and Marketing

What do you want from life after you earn your high school diploma? Did you know that many in-demand jobs require only an additional credential where the average salary is over $25/hr?! We can help you prepare for life and find a career that fits your ideal lifestyle! That’s why we offer chances to learn about Business, Finance, and Marketing. We even help you earn certifications in these areas free of charge and as part of your regular coursework. Why only earn a diploma when we can help set you up for life?!

Entrepreneur Academy

Some people want to be in control of the work they do. They want to set their hours, determine their income, and do work that means something to them. Does this sound like you? If it does, our Entrepreneurship Academy will provide you with the tools you need to make this dream come true! The Academy is a brand new and exciting program that can be part of your regular coursework. Whether you already have a side-hustle or have an excellent business idea, The Academy is the perfect program for you. Join us and be ready for life after your diploma!

Our Goal

What Is Career Prep?

Career Prep is where you find your path. Here, you are supported and guided so that you can reach your own goals, no matter what they are. This is where school works to your advantage—you can follow your own ambitions at your own pace.


Schedule School Around Your Life

With Career Prep, you’re in class four days a week, for five hours each day. Flexible scheduling lets you work school into your life when it’s most convenient for you.


Individualized Help

We want to know how you learn best; we’ll help you create a plan so that you can reach your dreams—and we’ll be there every step of the way.


We Go With You

Graduation isn’t the end of the journey; it marks the beginning of your success. Our Student Success Coordinators will help you onto your post-graduate path.

Student Portal


Log in to the student portal to see your coursework, turn in your assignments and contact your teachers. Your diploma is within reach!

Open Portal



Meet the teachers and staff of Career Prep Dayton.

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Career Prep wasn’t like a traditional high school, if my kids were sick or I needed to pick up some extra work hours, they understood.

Lewis Johnson Graduate


Career Prep was founded in 1998 to empower students and give them an educational choice.