Alamo Heights HS: A Case Study
Alamo Heights High School is in San Antonio, Texas. This school is a Unified Champion School. Alamo Heights High School is a great example of meaningful inclusion. One example of meaningful inclusion is fostering friendships. Another example is planning whole school events with support from administrators.
In the U.S., there are more than 7,500 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®.
While they all may look different, they all have the same 3 components. The first component is Unified Sports. Another component is Inclusive Youth Leadership. Finally, the third component is Whole School Engagement. Altogether, the components create a strong and inclusive school.
“Alamo Heights in San Antonio, TX creates an inclusive culture throughout the campus. Alamo Heights High School has an incredible peer tutor program. Peer tutoring helped Alamo Heights become a National Banner Unified Champion School. Peer tutors in the program shifted from helpers to equal partners. The Unified Club creates a community of advocates. I enjoyed learning about Alamo Heights’ inclusion revolution.” – Ilana Drake, UCS Correspondent (New York)
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