The Mission of DECA
“To enhance the co-curricular education of students with career interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship through leadership programs, publications, information technology, conferences and competitive events.”

DECA membership at Thomas Jefferson High School is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in a marketing class at TJ. Students enrolled in the Marketing 1-2, Algebraic Principles of Marketing, and the School Store classes are required to be DECA members since DECA is a co-curricular student organization. Students in DECA have the unique opportunity to gain business experience through working the school store and the SOT’s (snacks on tracks). The 2013-2014 DECA Chapter is 70 members strong, and is ready for success. The goal of TJ DECA is, “to be the standard by which others are measured.”