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DECA in the Classroom

The DECA experience starts in the classroom where students learn business concepts in preparation for college and careers. A powerful instructional component, DECA brings the classroom to life by empowering the teacher-advisor to make learning relevant with educational programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. The successful integration of each of these four interconnected components, also part of DECA’s guiding principles, results in a strong program that produces college- and career-ready students. An integral component of classroom instruction, DECA activities provide authentic, experiential learning methods to prepare members for college and careers.

Applies Learning

DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.

Connects to Business

Partnerships with businesses at local and broader levels provide DECA members realistic insight into industry and promote meaningful, relevant learning.

Promotes Competition

As in the global economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and improve their performance.

DECA will prepare students for countless different careers. DECA’s integration within the classroom sets students up for success through events and competitions that simulate real world situations in business.


TJ DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

With over a 60 year history, DECA has touched the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.

DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.

Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.

DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.

DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.

The Mission of DECA

“To enhance the co-curricular education of students with career interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship through leadership programs, publications, information technology, conferences and competitive events.”


Business is involved with multiple events/projects at TJ. Some of the events and projects include: District, State, and International Competitions; Community Projects such as Trunk or Treat Street, Holiday Food Drives, and Adopt-A-Family; Class Projects include SWOT Analysis Project, Advertising Project, Business Plan Project, and Sales Projects. 

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School Store

The School Store, also known as the DECA Store, sets up after school to sell fresh baked cookies and other snacks/drinks.

Students can sign up to run the DECA Store, which would build customer service abilities and teach the student how to handle money in exchange for other items. The DECA Store is a great experience for those looking to learn essential functions of running a business.