Bringing the Future to Dayton
The mission of Innovate Dayton is to “Open the Door of Opportunity” for our students and the community of Dayton. While partnering with Online NW, a local internet provider, we brought a world-class gigabit fiber network to Dayton.
This network provides Dayton homes, businesses, and school district, with the fastest internet speeds available, turning Dayton into one of only three cities in the entire state that can be called a gigabit city. Dayton is in the fast-lane for taking advantage of new economic opportunities to build and grow companies that are a part of a global economy.
“OnlineNW is thrilled to be building our first gigabit fiber network right here in Dayton. I see all sorts of possibilities to use our services to benefit the community and to help kids learn. We want to help spur innovative ideas and work with local students!”Kathy Tate
“The potential of our kids here in Dayton is astonishing. We want to inspire a community of learning that empowers all students to be the makers, creators and problem solvers of our future.”Jami Fluke
“As a civic minded parent with a career in Information Technology, I love the idea of our kids working on projects with community members and other students. This gives them hands-on learning opportunities while working to make Dayton a better place for all of us to grow, learn and live.”Carrie Ray
“Seeing the Innovation program develop over my four years in high school has been incredible. Not only has the program introduced me to new skills, people, and hobbies, but I have seen my student peers — who were once uninterested in school — make the i3 Center their home.”Cate-Lynn Jacks
A purposeful education can reveal a student’s greatest strengths. When an educational experience is unique and meaningful, it has the power to light the path for that student's growth in school and well beyond, into their entire life. This semester,...read more
This semester, Genius Hour was re-launched. After redesigning its original structure that incorporated insights from the first semester, the class is now exploring agile learning at Dayton in new ways: by challenging students to research unfamiliar subjects and then...read more
It all started with the idea of empowering students to be educators and peer-mentors. And a question: “what would happen if we gave students the opportunity to explore education through a different lens?” Back in the ’80s, Dayton School District began...read more
Good academic performance is one quality that determines a student’s educational success. But in order to achieve true greatness in school -- beyond grades and attendance rates -- a student must also have the tools necessary to help center their mind in...read more
In every school, there is a need for a support system that students can fall back on. Dayton’s Skysail program not only provides that support, but it also helps students find the motivation to pursue their dreams well beyond school. The Skysail program was...read more
Dayton School District is focused on creating educational opportunities for their students that combine important industry skills with the creativity, passion, and grit of their students. These opportunities are giving students an outlet to work on...read more
Our Partnership with OnlineNW
Innovate Dayton is partnered with OnlineNW to offer incredible opportunities to learn and solve problems! After OnlineNW installed a high-bandwidth fiber optic cable throughout Dayton, we became only the third gigabit city in the entire state. Since then, we’ve completely re-imagined Innovation at the school district. A percentage from each subscriber’s bill for this service will be sent back to our school to support our Summer Innovations Academy and i3 Center.
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL JOB MARKET IS TECH-RELATED?
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF DAYTON GRADUATES CURRENTLY MOVE ON TO TECH CAREERS?
AVERAGE VALUE ADDED TO A HOME BY HAVING FIBER INTERNET (THAT IS AN ADDITIONAL $5347!)
INCREASE OF INTERNET-CAPABLE TV DEVICES GETTING ONLINE SINCE 2013
Learn more about OnlineNW's fiber Internet packages
OnlineNW’s per month pricing is all inclusive. This service has no term contract requirements, data caps, or termination fees. Additionally, there are no additional charges for equipment rental, fees, taxes or other ancillary charges.