ESPN Top 5 schools in alphabetical order by state:
Colorado: Colorado State University
Florida: Miami Southridge Senior High School
Kentucky: Bullitt East High School
Texas: Hendrickson High School
Washington: Fife High School
These five schools have met the 10 national standards of inclusion and have been nominated by their state Special Olympics program. Each school will receive a national banner presentation sponsored by ESPN & Special Olympics.
Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® is a program for schools Pre-K through university that intentionally promotes meaningful social inclusion by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities to create accepting school environments, utilizing three interconnected components: Special Olympics Unified Sports, inclusive youth leadership, and whole-school engagement.