A Special Olympics Unified Champion School® demonstrating commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 standards of excellence receives national banner recognition.
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.
This year, Virginia was proud to announce that 7 schools are being recognized for excellance. They are:
- Yorktown High School
- Broad Run High
- George C. Marshall High School
- Fluvanna County High School
- Bayside High School
- Stone Bridge High School
- Washington-Liberty High School
The National Recognition Program application cycle is currently closed. Schools wishing to apply for recognition for their activities during the 2020-2021 school year can apply in April 2021.
Upon reopening, school applications will be reviewed in two stages: first by state Program staff and then by a national Certifying Body of key educational leaders. To learn more about the Certifying Body members, click here.