• See Yourself in DECA

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    What is DECA?

    DECA is a designed club for students with career interests in marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and management.  If you don't have a career path in mind yet, don't let that hold you back from joining! DECA is a great place for you to work on communication and soft skills that will help you in ANY career field.  We also work on service projects throughout the year that give back to the school and community.

    DECA students have the opportunity to compete in a wide variety of events as individuals or in teams.  All members compete at the regional and state level, winners of state competition events go on to compete at The International Career Development Conference which is held at different locations each year.  In the past Stratford High School students have traveled to ICDC in Anaheim, California, Orlando, Florida, and Nashville, Tennessee.  This year, five students will be representing Stratford at ICDC in Atlanta, Georgia. Go Knights!

    What Competitive Events are Available?

    DECA competitive events are related to marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and management, however these categories are much broader than you may realize!  If you are enrolled in any kind of CTE course, chances are there is an event to match your interest. Click the link below for a complete list of DECA High School Competitive Events.

    DECA High School Competitive Events


    How do I join?

    You can join DECA anytime, but in order to be eligible to compete you must join during our fall or winter recruitment.  Please stop by room #215 OR  Email Mrs. Jordan for more information.