Join the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools movement by becoming a Unified Champion School! As a Unified Champion School, your school promotes inclusion and acceptance by participating in the three components of the Unified Champion Schools Program: Unified Sports, Inclusive Youth Leadership, and Whole School Engagement. Read more below on how to be recognized as a Special Olympics Northern California Unified Champion School.


  • To become a Unified Champion School, a school must complete at least 1 activity in each category – example activities of a Unified Champion School can be found below.
  • Submit the form below to tell us what you did, and your local Special Olympics staff member will be in touch with you.
  • You will earn a Unified Champion School recognition banner honoring your school! Every year you reach Unified Champion school status, you will receive a new school year sticker to add to the banner.
  • There are many ways to present your banner to the school. For ideas on presentations of the Unified Champion School banner, please contact your Special Olympics Northern California Area Manager.
  • Final step is to hang your banner proudly in a space where it can be admired by the entire school. School gyms, cafeterias, or MPR’s work best!

2018-19 Unified Champion Schools


A University Massachusetts study indicates the Unified Champion Schools program has measurable positive outcomes for entire campus.


UMASS chart