Unified Champion schools

Unified Champion Schools ...

Our Goal: Schools that Welcome All People

 

The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program is aimed at promoting social inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting systems-wide change. With sports as the foundation, the three component model offers a unique combination of effective activities that equip young people with tools and training to create sports, classroom and school climates of acceptance. These are school climates where students with disabilities feel welcome and are routinely included in, and feel a part of, all activities, opportunities and functions. 

 

This is accomplished by implementing inclusive sports, inclusive youth leadership opportunities, and whole school engagement. The program is designed to be woven into the fabric of the school, enhancing current efforts and providing rich opportunities that lead to meaningful change in creating a socially inclusive school that supports and engages all learners. What a Unified Champion School “looks like” can vary greatly from school to school, based on the needs, goals, schedules and other factors unique to each school; but the basic building blocks remain the same. 

 

Together we are creating a Unified Generation that Chooses to Include. Join us.

 

Three Component Model

Whole School Engagement

An important feature of creating a socially inclusive school climate is engaging the entire school community in the process. Learn More.

Inclusive Youth Leadership

Opportunities for youth with and without intellectual disabilities to become agents of change within their school, community, and state. Learn More. 

Inclusive Sports

tudents develop exceptional athletic skills while forming friendships, fostering respect for each other, and becoming leaders on and off the court. Learn More. 

Contact

Lauren Simpson 

615-329-1375 

 

Current Unified Champion Schools

School Grade Level District
Austin East Magnet High School High Knox County Schools
Bartlett High School High Bartlett City Schools
Brentwood High School High Williamson County Schools
Carter Middle School Middle Knox County Schools
Centennial High School High Williamson County Schools
Cole Elementary School Elementary Metro Nashville Public Schools
East Cheatham Elementary Elementary Cheatham County Schools
East Hamilton Middle High School High Hamilton County
Farragut High School High Knox County Schools
Franklin High School High Williamson County Schools
Gibbs High School High Knox County Schools
Gibbs Middle School Middle Knox County Schools
Gresham Middle School Middle Knox County Schools
Hardin Valley Academy High Knox County Schools
Harpeth High School High Cheatham County Schools
Hixson High School High Hamilton County
Holston Middle School Middle Knox County Schools
Independence High School High Williamson County Schools
Oliver Middle School Middle Metro Nashville Public Schools
Powell High School High Knox County Schools
Soddy Daisy High School High Hamilton County
South Doyle High School High Knox County Schools
Tennessee School for the Deaf PreK-12 Knox County Schools
Upperman High School High Putnam County Schools
Volunteer High School High Hawkins County Schools
West High School High Knox County Schools
White County High School High White County Schools
White Station High School High Shelby County Schools