Banner Unified Champion Schools
To achieve National Banner Recognition Status, schools must incorporate and sustain 10 standards, including: Unified Sports (where students with and without disabilities train and compete as teammates), Inclusive Youth Leadership and Whole-School Engagement. Banner Unified Champion Schools should also be able to demonstrate being self-sustainable, a plan in place to sustain these activities into the future. Once your school achieves this status, not only is your school recognized on the Special Olympics International website, you also get an awesome pep rally and are awarded a gym-sized banner to celebrate your outstanding achievements!
Congratulations to the Nebraska schools listed below who have been nationally recognized with the honor of being named a Banner Unified Champion School. Thank you for being leaders in change, advocates for your peers, and true testaments of the impact of inclusion.
Papillion LaVista South High School
Papillion LaVista High School
Millard West High School
Millard South High School
Millard North Middle School
What It Takes
The 10 standards that must be met for a school to earn national recognition varies depending on the school level. Use the guides below to learn more about what it takes to become a Unified Banner School at your level.
To learn more about getting your school recognized as a Unified Champion Banner School, contact us.