This Co-Curricular student run organization is an Association of Marketing Students and the largest student organization on our campus! All students taking any of the Marketing Courses at KGHS are eligible for membership in DECA. Dues are paid in September for the full year's membership, which includes participation in all activities and events, including Conferences and Competitive trips, DECA Day with the Virginia State Fair, the Washington Wizards and Kings Dominion, community service and leadership activities, fundraising projects, scholarships, and more.
Competence - Innovation - Integrity - Teamwork
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
DECA’s Comprehensive Learning Program:
Integrates into Classroom Instruction – 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 prepares the next generation to be:
Academically Prepared – DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.
Community Oriented – recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
Professionally Responsible – DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.
Experienced Leaders – DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.
The purpose of DECA is to provide learning opportunities to Marketing Education students through goal-oriented Chapter activities. The focus of these activities is always upon developing greater understanding and appreciation of marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship. These activities contribute to occupational competence by promoting greater understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our private and free enterprise system.
We are currently working on several Community Service and Public Relations Projects. We are always looking for volunteers. Volunteering will bring you happiness and strength.
Our doors are always open.
Please join us for our monthly membership meetings the 2nd Thursday of each month.