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.


  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.


The Young Athletes Program is a great way to engage Elementary Schools in Unified Champion Schools activities. For more information about the program visit our Young Athletes Resource Page.


 The 2018-2019 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National School Recognition Program application is now available. Schools are able to apply for consideration through June 3. Schools will be notified whether they receive National Recognition in August 2019.

A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition is one that has demonstrated commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence. To review these standards and for more information please check out the resources below.


The 2018 North Carolina Class of National Banner Unified Champion Schools

  • Granite Falls Elementary School, Caldwell County Schools
  • Kennedy Middle School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Lebanon Road Elementary School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Sycamore Creek Elementary School, Wake County Public Schools
  • Wake Forest High School, Wake County Public Schools
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill