We know this year may look different but below are some ideas of how to become a Unified Champion School in a virtual environment. 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.


A Unified Champion School promotes inclusion and acceptance by participating in three components of Unified Champion Schools:

Unified Sports

Joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. In a virtual environment, a Unified Partner can be anyone from your siblings to your parent or guardian.

Inclusive Youth Leadership

Young people with and without disabilities are given opportunities to be leaders in their schools and communities.

Whole School Engagement

Youth-centered, school-focused initiative that activates all students to promote a campus culture of acceptance and social inclusion.


Unified Champion Schools Components



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2019–20 Unified Champion Schools


Adams Middle School 

Adrian Wilcox High School  

Alisal High School 

Amador Valley High School 

American Canyon High School  

American High School  

AP Gianinni Middle School 

Aptos Middle School 

Argonaut Elementary School 

Armijo High School 

Arroyo Seco Elementary School 

Bear Creek High School 

Benicia High School 

Blue Oak Elementary School 

Branham High School 

Brisbane Elementary School  

Bristow Middle School  

Buchanan High School  

Buckeye Elementary School 

Bullard High School  

Burlingame Intermediate School 

Burton High School 

Calero High School 

California High School 

California State University Sacramento 

Central High School  

Clovis East High School 

Clovis High School  

Clovis North High School  

Clovis West High School  

Concord High School 

Crystal Springs Upland School 

Cupertino High School 

DeAnza High School 

Delaine Eastin Elementary School  

Dublin Elementary School 

Dublin High School 

Edison High School – Stockton Unified School District 

Edison High School – Fresno Unified & CMAC 

Edna Hill Middle School  

El Capitan High School 

El Carmelo Elementary School 

El Cerrito High School 

El Dorado High School 

Everett Alvarez High School  

Everett Middle School 

Fairfield High School 

Fairmeadow Elementary School 

Fallon Middle School 

Folsom High School 

Foothill Ranch Middle School 

Foster City Elementary School  

Franke Greene Middle School 

Franklin High School 

Freedom High School  

Fresno High School  

Galileo High School 

Glen Park Elementary 

Glenmoor Elementary School 

Gold Oak Elementary School – Gold Oak Union 

Golden Valley High School 

Granada High School 

Granite Bay High School 

Green Valley Middle School 

Greenfield High School 

Half Moon Bay High School 

Haman Elementary School 

Harvest Park School 

Heritage High School  

Heron School – Natomas Unified 

Hidden Valley Elementary School 

Hoover High School  

Horner Junior High School 

Indian Creek Elementary School 

Ione Olson Elementary School 

J.C. Crumpton Elementary School 

James Lick Middle School 

Jefferson Elementary School 

John F Kennedy High School

John Gomes Elementary School  

June Jordan High School 

Laurel Creek Elementary School  

Liberty High School  

Liberty Ranch High School  

Lincoln High School  

Lipman Middle School 

Livingston High School 

Lodi High School  

Los Cerros Middle School 

Lowell High School 

Luther Burbank High School 

Lynbrook High School 

Marina Vista Elementary School 

McLane High School  

Meadows Elementary School 

Menlo-Atherton High School 

Merced High School 

Mira Loma High School 

Miraloma Elementary School 

Mission High School 

Mission San Jose High School  

Miwok Elementary School 

Monta Vista High School 

Montague Elementary School 

Montair Elementary School 

Monte Gardens Elementary School 

Monte Vista High School 

Montgomery High School

Mountain View High School 

Mt Eden High School- Hayward 

Murray Elementary School 

Natomas High School 

North Salinas  

Oak Ridge High School 

Pittsburg High School  

Ponderosa High School 

Presidio High School 

Redwood High School 

Rio Vista Middle School 

Rodriguez High School 

Rolling Hills Middle School 

Ronald McNair High School 

Roosevelt High School  

Sacred Heart School 

Salinas High School  

San Benito High School 

San Rafael High School 

San Ramon Valley High School 

Santa Clara High School 

Santa Rosa High School 

Seaside High School 

Serendipity School 

Silva Valley Elementary School 

Sir Francis Drake High School 

South Hillsborough Elementary School 

South San Francisco High School 

Stanley Middle School  

Steele Lane Elementary School  

Sunnyside High School  

Tamalpais High School 

Tennyson High School- Hayward 

Terra Linda High School 

Thurgood Marshall High School 

Tokay High School 

Union Mine High School 

Valley View Charter Montessori 

Visitacion Valley Middle School 

Washington Elementary School 

Washington High School – Fremont Unified School District 

Washington High School – San Francisco Unified School District 

Wells Middle School 

West Portal Elementary 

Westmont High School 

Whitney High School 

William Brooks Elementary School 

Woodcreek High School

Woodland Prairie Elementary School 

Woodside High School  

Ygnacio Valley High School



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


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