The Central Valley High School has been recertified as a National Banner Unified Champion School by the Special Olympics. Central Valley High School was initially recognized as a 2018 National Banner School. Every four years, schools need to reapply and be evaluated by a national panel. A Special Olympics National Banner Unified Champion School demonstrates a commitment to inclusion by meeting ten standards of excellence, and CVHS have accomplished all of them. Central Valley High School has an enriching and nurturing climate that promotes collaboration, engagement, and respect for the student body and staff.
The honor is a prestigious distinction that celebrates the “best of the best” inclusive school communities, and there are only 683 National Banner Unified Champion Schools in the country. CVHS’s commitment to meaningful inclusion, as well as implementation of quality Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools programming, empowers and uplifts students with and without disabilities.
A new banner to highlight the recertification as a National Banner school will hang in the main gym.