Welcome DECA Parents!
As a DECA Parent we value your input and involvement in the organization. Students highly involved in DECA will be quite busy with projects, events, competition, and travel. In reviewing the Competition, Campaigns and Challenges, Events, and Calendar pages, you will learn about the numerous opportunities afforded to your student. Please keep in mind that DECA Members are not required to attend events rather the activities planned for members are presented as opportunities. Many students opt to participate in varied events year to year to maximize their experience.
DECA is integrated into the Marketing Classroom as a co-curricular organization. During class time students will participate in numerous DECA Challenges, competitive events, student-operated businesses, and projects. All marketing students are expected and encouraged to join DECA so that they may fully experience the marketing curriculum.
BECOME A PROFESSIONAL MEMBER!
A DECA Parent Partner supports DECA Members much in the same manner as an athletic or band booster organization. Parents who join DECA as Professional Members support their students as they develop their self-confidence and their ability in leadership, communication, marketing, and business.
Each time individuals such as a parent, relative, or member of the community becomes a Professional Member of North Forsyth High School, they enable student members to attend conferences and compete. Georgia DECA limits competition participation to one competition slot allotment per ten members. Your membership will help our students!
To become a professional member, download the membership form and submit payment to North Forsyth High School DECA. Membership is renewed on an annual basis.
Pay for your professional membership here!
Also print the form for you membership here!
GET INVOLVED WITH DECA
Parents and business partners are essential to North Forsyth DECA success. Parents assistance is welcomed and needed to:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Can I Receive DECA Updates?
North Forsyth DECA posts on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter account. Please follow our accounts at the bottom of this site. Students are also encouraged to download the GroupMe app for communication throughout the school year.
Who Travels with My Student?
There is always one chaperone per ten students on every DECA overnight trip. Mrs. Cline and Dr. Olson chaperone all trips along with other school personnel or parent chaperones. DECA students do have freedoms when they travel but are well-connected through GroupMe messages and contact. Overnight trips have strict curfews and students are always instructed to attend conference sessions and meal times in small groups for safety.
How Much Does DECA Cost?
Student membership in DECA costs $35 which includes the member t-shirt, national, state, and local dues. The membership enables students to participate in community service project, plan chapter events, participate in campaigns and challenges, attend social events and chapter meetings. Travel and competition costs vary and are detailed in the events area of this page. Students who compete in DECA and qualify for International Competition can expect to pay approximately $800-1800 to attend Region, State, and International Conferences depending on the location of the International Career Development Conference (ICDC). On years that ICDC is located in Atlanta, travel is more affordable. ICDC location rotates between Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, and Anaheim.
What Type of Competitions are Available for My Student?
DECA offers impromptu and prepared events.
Role Play Events involve taking an exam related to the event and participating in two role play scenarios with judges. Role Play Events are either individual or team events. Individuals begin at Region Competition and advance to State Competition while Team Role Play Events begin at State Conference. Sample Role Play Events are available on the DECA Competitive Events Web Page.
Presentation Events involve taking an exam related to the event and then presenting information on a specific topic to a judge.
Written Events involve students working individually, in a team, or in group of 3 to write a manual. Manuals vary from chapter projects to integrated marketing plans to full business plans. After preparing a manual, students present their project to the judges.
To learn more about the various events, please visit the DECA Competitive Events Web Page.
If you have additional questions about DECA, please contact an advisor. E-mail and telephone information is listed below.