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DECA chapters operate in over 5,000 high schools across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and territories, Mexico, Germany and Canada. With over 185,000 members (mostly juniors and seniors), DECA’s high school division is recognized and endorsed by all 50 state departments of education and the U.S. Department of Education.

Membership in the high school division is restricted to students with a career interest in hospitality, finance, sales and service, business administration and/or entrepreneurship. DECA programs are co-curricular, meaning programs complement nationally recognized curriculum standards in the classroom and then go further to incorporate realistic, educational experiences not available through classroom instruction alone.

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