Unified Champion Schools

Be a teammate. Be a friend. Welcome someone who has been left out. Say hello to someone in the hallway. There are so many ways to spread inclusion! The theme for 2023 is Going All In(clusive): a motivational rallying cry that doubles down on the belief that inclusion for everyone is the goal of our efforts.

Check out ways you, your friends, class and entire school can affect change by doing various Inclusion activities.

What is a Unified Champion School

Sports are a powerful force. They work towards shifting the focus from disability to ability, and from isolation to involvement.

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools is education and sports-based programming led through student engagement. With the assistance of funding from Special Olympics North America and the Office of Special Education Programs, Special Olympics Montana and partner schools serve as a force for social inclusion across the state. Our vision is to create a world where people with intellectual disabilities are welcomed in their communities and join with others to learn, work, compete and play, having the same rights and opportunities as others.

National Banner Unified Champion Schools in Montana

2022

Capitol High – Helena

Carroll College* – Helena

Great Falls Early Learning Center – Great Falls

 

2021

Bozeman High School* – Bozeman

Gallatin High School – Bozeman

Polson Middle School – Polson

 

*Selected to ESPN Honor Roll

Current & Upcoming UCS Programs & Events

  • People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) still face exclusion, social isolation, and social abuse. Spread the Word Inclusion efforts are designed to rally schools, organizations, ...

  • The Great Falls Early Learning Family Center has been recognized by Special Olympics North America for its work towards inclusive programming for students with and without intellectual disabilities. T...

  • Stronger Together. That’s the ideas behind a Billings West High School Unified Physical Education (PE) Class.  Unified Physical Education (PE) is a unique opportunity for students of varying abi...

  • Helena’s Capital High School and Carroll College have been recognized by Special Olympics North America for their work towards inclusive programming for students with and without i...