SHAWNEE DECA'S MEMBERSHIP POLICY


  • DECA Cluster

    Shawnee students can begin their DECA experience as early as the ninth 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. As part of a high school chapter, DECA members can take full advantage of DECA activities described below while preparing themselves to be college and career ready upon graduation. DECA activities are student-funded and partially funded by the School Store. Each member must abide by the following requirements:

    • Attend at least 6 Chapter meetings

    • Compete at the District Competition
    • Sell the minimum required for our annual charity fundraiser

    • Join at least 2 committees and/or volunteer at the event (NOT MANDATORY for 2020-21)

      • DECA Window Display
      • Safe Trick or Treat
      • Get To Know You Activity
      • Dine & Donate Committee
      • Role Play Practice
      • Community Service Activity - Social Recreation
      • Community Service Activity - Winter/Holiday Event
      • Community Service Activity - Spring/Holiday Event
      • Dodgeball Tournament Committee
      • Recruit a Sponsorship

     NOTE: YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO EARN A VARSITY LETTER IF YOU QUALIFY/COMPETE AT THE STATE     CONFERENCE!

    Business Courses that meet the 1st Year DECA requirement:

    • Accounting I
    • Accounting II
    • Accounting III
    • Accounting IV
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Introduction to Business
    • Personal Finance
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Sports, Ent & 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
    • Computer Applications
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Graphic Presentations
    • Introduction to Business
    • Personal Finance
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Sports, Ent & 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.