Unified Champion Schools

About Spread the Word!

2024 Resources are here!

We think the world would be better if everyone were included. Around the world, exclusion and discrimination continue to divide people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are changing that with grassroots action for inclusion. That’s Spread the Word.

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.

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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

2023

East Middle School* – Butte (National Banner School + ESPN Honor Roll)

 

2022

Capital 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

  • As the days grow longer and warmer, anticipation is mounting for a remarkable event that brings together courage, determination, and the spirit of competition. Special Olympics Montana State Summer Ga...

  • We think the world would be better if everyone were included. Around the world, exclusion and discrimination continue to divide people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. We ...

  • The Special Olympics office building in Great Falls now provides a splash of color for folks of downtown. SOMT’s Great Falls building was one of nine new murals installed in mid-August for ArtsFest Mo...

  • Special Olympics Montana welcomes Terri Norman as the Unified Champion Schools (UCS) Senior Director! As an educator for 26 years in Helena, Terri was a teacher leader who was instrumental with the de...