You might ask…What exactly are Unified Programs (Unified Sports and Unified Clubs)? Unified Programs join students with and without special learning needs who want to get involved in a sport or club while creating friendships, building self-confidence and improving social skills*.
The annual kickoff rally for Unified Programs is an unforgettable event with cheers, excitement and enthusiasm shared by ALL students and teachers. It’s amazing to feel the sense of inclusion, and in turn, the school community shines. When a school is a champion for Unified Programs, the staff perceives their school community to have higher levels of:
- respect for diversity
- social and emotional security
- social and civic learning
- Ensuring every student who is interested in participating in a Unified Program has the opportunity, no matter which DCSD middle or high school they attend
- All parents are informed about Unified Programs and have the opportunity to encourage their student to be involved.
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