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Unified Champion Schools Resources

Unified Champion Schools offers a collection of resources for students, teachers and administrators to foster acceptance, respect and youth leadership within their school communities. 

Want to learn more about becoming a Unified Champion School? Check out our Unified Champion Schools overview page.

GET UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOLS STARTED IN YOUR SCHOOL 

  1. Review the Unified Champion Schools informational toolkit with your principal and a teacher adviser. 
  2. Select the initiatives you wish to carry out, or may already do, during the upcoming school year. 
  3. Need help?  Contact Allie Stockburger or Samantha Huffman for assistance. 
  4. Submit the 2018-19 Unified Champion Schools School Participation Form 
  5. Get started building a school and community of inclusion! 
  1. Review the Unified Champion Schools informational toolkit 
  2. Submit the 2018-19 Unified Champion Schools School Participation Form 
  3. The Youth Innovations Director for your school or district will contact you upon receipt 
  4. Get started building schools of inclusion!! 

Still not sure?  Check out Outreach for Superintendents and the benefits of Unified Champion Schools in your school or district.

Resources

A Special Olympics Unified Champion School has an inclusive school climate and exudes a sense of collaboration, engagement and respect for all members of the student body and staff. A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition is one that has demonstrated commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence. These standards were developed by a national panel of leaders from Special Olympics and the education community.

The primary activities within these standards include: Special Olympics Unified Sports, Inclusive Youth Leadership and Whole-School Engagement. Banner Unified Champion Schools should also be able to demonstrate they are self-sustainable or have a plan in place to sustain these activities into the future. For more information check out the additional resources to the right. Questions about the 10 standards or application process email UnifiedSchools@sonc.net.

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Unified Champion Schools Resources

Learn more about how to make your school an official Unified Champion School! Download a Special Olympics NC Unified Champion Schools Toolkit!

Unified Sports – A Student’s Guide: An overview that explains how students can bring Unified Sports to their schools.

Want to know who is participating this year? Find the full list of 2018-2019 Unified Champion Schools!

Calling all high school graduating seniors! Check out Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools High School Graduation Packet and see how you can stay involved in Special Olympics after you leave high school!

Keep up to date with Special Olympics Language Guidelines!

Contact us

Allison Stockburger (East)

406-861-6001

Samantha Huffman (West)

317-903-7291