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If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Unified Champion School please contact:  Mike Bovino, Senior Advisor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are a current Unified Champion School and have questions, please contact: Kelsey Foster, School and Youth Leadership Coordinator, 610.630.9450, ext. 215 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Overview:

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS) is a fully-inclusive co-ed high school sports program which successfully facilitates social inclusion by bringing together a proportional number of students with and without intellectual disabilities on teams for training and competition.  Check out our Interscholastic Unified Sports page snapshot.

Impact of Interscholastic Unified Sports:

  • Fosters social inclusion as students and teammates with and without disabilities become friends.
  • Creates school climates that promote respect, acceptance, and diversity. Students are valued for their unique talents and skills.
  • Reduces bullying through empowerment, awareness, and engagement while also improving health and fitness, especially for students with disabilities facing higher risks.
  • Develops character, life skills, and enhanced self-esteem as youth become core leaders in their school communities using Unified Sports and Spread the Word to End the Word as the catalyst for impacting change in a school climate.
  • Administrators and teachers take the educated risk to support the vision and insight of youth to create inclusive environments in their schools through Unified Sports and youth leadership opportunities with a clear vision of impacting school environments.
  • The inspiration and passion that comes from experiencing Special Olympics sports motivates young people to seek a world of unity, and then provides students with and without disabilities with the skills and opportunities to create social change.
  • Policymakers and education leaders develop policies and support quality practices to encourage positive school climates with safe and nurturing learning environments for all students.

Unified Champion Schools:

There are three components for a school to become a Unified Champion School:

  1. Unified Sports 
  2. Youth Leadership and Advocacy 
  3. Whole School Engagement

Is your school interested in the Unified Champion Schools program?

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List of Unified Schools:

 

ALLEGHNEY

Baldwin Whitehall High School
Carylnton High School
Elizabeth Forward High School
Avonworth High School
Moon Area High School
Mount Lebanon High School

BEAVER

Beaver Falls Senior High School
Central Valley High School
New Brighton High School
Rochester Area High School
Riverside High School
Hopewell High School
South Side High School
Ambridge High School

 BRADFORD and TIOGA

Canton High School
Liberty High School
Mansfield High School

 BUTLER, MERCER and LAWRENCE

Grove City High School
Hickory High School
Lincoln High School
New Castle High School
Sharpsville High School
Slippery Rock High School
West Middlesex High School
Wilmington Area High School

 DELAWARE

Chester High School Penn Wood High School
Haverford High School Strath Haven High School
Interboro High School Springfield High School
Marple Newtown High School Sun Valley High School
Penncrest High School Upper Darby High School

 ERIE

 Central Tech High School
 Fairview High School
 Fort LeBoeuf High School
 General McLane High School
 Girard High School
 McDowell High School
 Northwestern High School

 GREATER HARRISBURG (AREA M)

Upper Dauphin High School
Halifax High School
Millersburg High School

MONTGOMERY

Abington High School
Cheltenham High School
North Penn High School
Spring-Ford High School
Souderton High School

 PHILADELPHIA

Abraham Lincoln High School Sayre High School
Audenried High School Simon Gratz Mastery Charter
CAPA Southern High School
Frankford High School Thomas Edison High School
Furness High School Hill Freedman Middle School
George Washington High School Penrose Middle and Elementary School
Hill Freedman High School Universal Daroff 
School of the Future Morton McMichael
Martin Luther King High School Clara Barton
Parkway West High School Clymer Elementary School

 PITTSBURGH

Barrack Obama Academy
Brashear High School
Carrick High School
Perry Traditional
Taylor Allderdice
Westinghouse High School
University Prep

 WESTMORELAND

Belle Vernon High School
Franklin Regional High School
Mount Pleasant High School
Norwin High School

 

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