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



DECA enhances the co-curricular education of members through a comprehensive learning program that integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition.

DECA’s activities assist in the development of academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

DECA's Core Values are Competence, Integrity, Teamwork and Innovation.



DECA Inc. is as 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 225,000 members in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The United States Congress, The United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.


2018/2019 Theme: Ready For It


Life moves pretty fast — one day you’re a freshman just beginning your high school journey and the next thing you know you’re standing in line waiting to receive your diploma and walk across that stage. 


Are you READY FOR IT? 


Are you ready for college? Deciding what major to pursue, working on group projects and delivering presentations to your professors and peers?


Are you ready for your career? Knowing what career paths interest you the most, going on interviews and networking with business professionals?


Are you ready for the rest of your life? Juggling assignments, leading teams and making tough decisions every day that impact those around you?


Thanks to DECA, you’re READY FOR IT.


You’re ready to pursue the major you know you’ll enjoy because you’ve already experienced industries like marketing, finance, business administration and hospitality. You’re ready to get your dream job because after a DECA role-play, a job interview is a walk in the park. You’re ready to lead a team to success because you’ve already been a chapter or association leader. You’re ready to take on any challenges life throws your way because you were a DECA member.


If you want to prepare yourself for a future filled with opportunities and achievements, then you’re ready to join DECA.


So, the question is, are you READY FOR IT?




Check out these DECA links for more information about DECA:



Follow TMHS DECA on Twitter: @decatmhs

Remind 101: @decatmhs

Email us:


Stop by room 2202 for more info and to plan your future in DECA!



Meetings are Mondays 7:15 and 3:00.




DECA members compete in prepared written events or role-play events in one of the four main career clusters.

There are 3 Career Development Conferences (CDCs):

District 4 CDC: The Woodlands High School | January 19

State CDC: Dallas, TX | February 21-23

International CDC: Orlando, Florida | April 27-30

For event guidelines and more info:

A flowchart to help you pick events:




Scholarships link:

Deadline: January 18, 2019