What is DECA?
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
We are a a co-curricular student organization that serves 9th through 12th grade students at Anoka High School.
DECA’s activities assist in the development of academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.
Who Can Join?
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can ALL join Anoka DECA.
Since DECA is a co-curricular organization, the only other requirement is that a student must be enrolled in a marketing related class sometime during the current school calendar year.DECA members can begin their 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.
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.
- Advertising and Sales
- Business Management
- International Business (H)
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Video Game Design and Marketing
- Accounting I
- Accounting II
- Business Law
- Social Media Marketing & Web Design
- Personal Money Management
- Building Wealth through Investing
- Marketing and Management Internship
Why Should I Join?
• DECA is one of the best student associations in the country
• DECA gives students opportunities to achieve goals, build self-esteem, and develop leadership skills.
• The opportunity to participate in a variety of activities
• Meet new people
• Learn new skills
• Compete with and against other students
• TO HAVE FUN!
Some of DECA’s Main Events
- Civic and Community Projects
This is a very rewarding way to give back to the community through a variety of activities.
- Competitive Events
In these you can show-off your marketing knowledge in a variety of subject categories. Some categories include advertising, market research, retail marketing, management, entrepreneurship, and many other individual and team competitions.
- Special Events
Each year DECA plans many original new exciting activities that develop leadership, organizational, and team building skills.
- What type of recognition will I receive?
As a DECA member, you will be taken seriously and get the recognition and respect of the business and civic communities. Many of America’s leading corporations actively support DECA members by giving scholarships and awards.
Develop your leadership skills, get involved with DECA!
2016-2017 CONFERENCE DATES
- DISTRICT 4 LEADERSHIP AND OFFICER ELECTIONS CONFERENCE
Bunker Hills Activity Center, Blaine
Friday, October 14, 2016
- MINNESOTA DECA FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
November 5,6, and 7, 2016
- DECA NEW YORK EXPERIENCE
Next NYE trip in 2016-17
- DISTRICT 4 CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Crowne Plaza, Plymouth
Saturday Night, Sunday & Monday
February 4-6, 2017
- STATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
March 19-21, 2017
INTERNATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
April 26-29, 2017
DECA Photo Gallery32 /
Use these Attachments when Preparing for DECA Competition
What to wearAppearance Notes 2 (Last Modified on November 3, 2014)
How to "close the sale" in a DECA CompetitionClose the Sale in DECA Competition (Last Modified on November 3, 2014)
DECA judges onlyHello DECA Judges (Last Modified on November 3, 2014)
Directions to the hotelHotel Directions (Last Modified on November 3, 2014)