• Shawnee business students can begin their DECA experience as early as the 9th grade by enrolling in a marketing, finance, hospitality, business management or entrepreneurship course. They can retain their membership in DECA as long as they are actively pursuing courses in one of the content areas. DECA activities are student-funded and partially funded by the School Store. 

    DECA Cluster

    MEMBERSHIP POLICY
    Each member MUST abide by the guidelines below: 

    • Pay DECA fees
      • $35 New Members OR $25 Returning Members
      • District $200 Activity Fee ($300 if you play sports)
    • Attend at least 5 out of the 9 Chapter meetings

    • Compete at the District Competition (test & role play)
    • Raise at least $10 for our annual DECA charity

    Varsity Letter
    Earned if you compete at States, OR if you are a Senior who has been in the club for at least 3 years.

    Academic Awards
    Earned if you are acknowledged at Districts/States/ICDC for any individual/team event, or if you are a State or ICDC Qualifier.

    Business Courses that meet the 1st Year DECA requirement:

    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Accounting III
    • Accounting IV
    • Business Law
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Introduction to Business
    • Personal Finance
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Sports, Entertainment & Hospitality Marketing

    After the first year of DECA, students MUST take any Business course below:

    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Accounting III
    • Accounting IV
    • Animation & Interactive Web Design
    • Business Communications
    • Business Law
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Graphic Presentations
    • Introduction to Business
    • Personal Finance
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Sports, Entertainment & Hospitality Marketing
    • Study Skills & Career Awareness
    • Web Design
     

    PREPARING EMERGING LEADERS AND ENTREPRENEURS

    By leveraging their DECA membership, members can become:

    • academically prepared for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality or management

    • community oriented by gaining an appreciation for the benefits of service and their potential impact on the community and world

    • professionally responsible with ethics, integrity and high standards

    • experienced leaders by practicing key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management.

    More than 185,000 DECA members are in 5,000 high school chapters in all 50 states and nine countries.