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DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.


Our attributes and values describe DECA's priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork.

Interested in learning more about Port Angeles High School's DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)?

Send an email to Advisor Jennifer Kunkel.

Washington State DECA

DECA Delta Epsilon Chi

High School Classroom Resources

College and Business Partnerships

Access to DECA's college and business partners extends learning, supports your program and builds community awareness. DECA's partners provide student scholarships, classroom presentations and career guidance, interships and work experience and community service activities.

DECA Direct + 10 Questions

Keep up-to-date on business trends and DECA activities with DECA Direct magazine. Delivered to the classroom four times during the academic year, this full-color international publication features articles on career development in marketing, finance, hospitality and management; leadership; community service; and professionalism. A worksheet is provided for each issue.

For a full listing of the DECA High School Resources