Champion-Level Schools

What Does It Mean to be a Champion-Level School?
What Is Whole-School Involvement?
Want Your School to be a Champion-Level School?
Meet Our Northern California 20115 Champion-Level Schools!
Meet Our Nevada 2014-15 Champion-Level Schools!

What Does It Mean to Be a Champion-Level School?

It means that you’ve worked with Special Olympics Northern California to complete three activations to make your school more unified. Examples of activations are:

    • Students could serve as volunteers, fans in the stands, peer partners or coaches at a Special Olympics Schools Partnership Program sports competition
    • Student leaders can plan a Spread the Word to End the Word campaign at their school in a variety of ways to raise consciousness about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word “retard,” including taking the pledge to stop saying the r-word
    • Work to make sure all school clubs are inclusive and welcoming to all or create their own club
    • Join the fun in our annual Polar Plunge through the Cool School Challenge
    • And more!


What Is Whole-School Involvement?

Whole-school involvement brings special education students and their non-disabled peers together. Without this engagement, the two groups might not have much positive interaction but involving all students at schools creates climates of inclusion, acceptance, respect and human dignity for all students – with and without intellectual disabilities. Across the United States, there are more than 600,000 (over 3,600 in Northern California and Nevada alone) students involved in over 1,700 schools
(190 in Northern California and Nevada). To read about why this is so important and how it improves school climates, please click here.


Want Your School to Be a Champion-Level School?

Then email heatherj at sonc dot org.


2014-15 Northern California Champion-Level Schools

Contra Costa County  
Acalanes High
Antioch High
Deer Valley High
Dougherty Valley High
Freedom High
Heritage High
Liberty High
Los Cerros Middle
Monte Vista High
Pittsburg High
San Ramon High
Ygnacio Valley High

Bullard High
Central East High
Clovis North High
Clovis West High
Figarden Elementary
Hoover High
Tehipite Middle

Arcata High
Fortuna High

Mission Valley
American High
James Logan High
Kennedy High
Maloney Elementary
Newark Memorial High

Seaside High
Washington High

San Jose
Rocketship: Discovery Prep
Rocketship: Mosaic

San Francisco
Galileo High
Lowell High
Mission High
RL Stevenson Elementary

San Mateo
Hillsdale High
Ingrid B Lacy Middle
La Entrada Middle
Lipman Middle
Peninsula High
Sacred Heart
Terra Nova High

Santa Rosa
Montgomery High

Dublin High
Fredericksen Elementary
Granada High
Harvest Park Middle
Livermore High

Foothill Ranch Middle



2014-15 Nevada Champion-Level Schools

Arbor View High
Brinley Middle
Cashman Middle
Chapparral High
Cimarron High
Dickens Elementary
Fertitta Middle
Gene Ward Elementary
Jydstrup Elementary
Sierra Vista High
Valley High
Woodbury Middle



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