A little about DECA

    DECA is a club that has a national, state and local presence.  It's goal is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management while they are attending high schools and colleges around the globe.

    According to DECA, With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded. Their connection of these individuals with the DECA organization has created a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of students. DECA’s programs and activities have are guided by the use of the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research to drive performance.

    DECA Statistics:

     215000 Members     3500 High School Chapters   275 Collegiate Chapters   5500 Advisors

    DECA is an organization that has two unique student divisions one for high School and the other for colleges and universities. 

    DECA's goal is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

     Our chapter is also a part of Pennsylvania DECA  which is comprised of:

    4,500 Members   85 Chapters    25 Corporate Partners

    Pennsylvania DECA reports student programs success with results like:

    • 90 percent of DECA members plan to further their studies in marketing, finance, hospitality and business management or become entrepreneurs
    • 86 percent of DECA members report an A or B average                                
    • 50 percent of DECA members are obtaining career experience through employment
    • 27 percent of DECA members are very interested in starting their own business

     DECA prepares the next generation of leaders to be:

    • Academically Prepared
    • Ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.
    • Community Oriented
    • Recognize the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
    • Professionally Responsible
    • Poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.
    • Experienced Leaders
    • Empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.


    Meetings on Monday 

     Dues to be collected -- Please submit your annual DECA dues to Mr. Sheehan in room 114 in the 11/12 Building.  The total for the dues is $16.  

    Sign up in Room 114 in the 11/12 building



    Attention DECA seniors, DECA wanted to remind you as  DECA members that DECA’s online scholarship program  deadline is quickly approaching, January 18, 2019.

    Please apply to as many applications that you meet the criteria for. Below is a quick overview of companies that contribute to DECA’s scholarship program and the basic criteria:

    Career Interest and/or Employment Based

    • AICPA (part of the Harry Applegate Scholarship Application)
    • Hilton Worldwide (part of the Harry Applegate Scholarship Application)
    • Marriott International
    • NAPA
    • Publix

    School- based Enterprises (SBE)

    • Aryzta (Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc.)


    • International Franchise Association Educational Foundation (Don DeBolt)


    • Journeys
    • PepsiCo Chilled DSD (as part of the Harry Applegate Scholarship Application)
    • PDC Productions (as part of the Harry Applegate Scholarship Application)
    • M&M Productions USA (as part of the Harry Applegate Scholarship Application)
    • DECA Regions (Central, North Atlantic, Southern & Western)

    Community Oriented

    • NSHSS (must also be a member of the student organization)
    • NTHS (must also be a member of the student organization)

    In addition, many colleges and universities that partner with DECA offer scholarships to DECA members. These can be found here.

    Use this link to apply as members online before January 18, 2019.


    DECA Idea Challenge

    DECA Idea Challenge Link


    DECA App 

    DECA Direct App Link


    CASH DECA Stock Market Challenge

    See Mr. Sheehan

    Please visit the links below to view additional information about DECA

  • Mr. Patrick Sheehan
    Business and Information Technology Teacher
    DECA Advisor
    Coatesville Area Senior High School 
    Business Department
    Email: sheehanp@casdschools.org