Auburn is a member of the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Program where athletes with and without disabilities train alongside each other as teammates to promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect. Unified Sports is an integral part of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools, which was founded in 2008 and funded through the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education to use Special Olympics as a way to build inclusion and tolerance in schools. Unified Sports are now in more than 4500 elementary, middle and high schools in the United States. In 2018, Auburn High was identified and honored as 1 of 131 schools in the country and only 10 in Massachusetts to be recognized as a National Banner School and then named to the ESPN Honor Roll for 2018 -- a list of top 30 schools from across the country -- as part of its Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Recognition Program. (Click Here to watch the congratulatory message from Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver!)
The aim of Unified Champion Schools is to incorporate Special Olympics sports, leadership and related activities that empower the youth to be the agents of change in their communities. Teams in the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools Program will engage in competition that will highlight each athletes strengths and abilities, making competition challenging and fun for each participant.
Sports we offer:
- Unified Basketball – Fall Season Club Sport participating in a five game schedule with a season ending jamboree
- Unified Track and Field – Spring Season; Earns a Varsity Letter, competing against other Unified Schools in at least four meets and then culminating with District and State Competitions.
Advisor: Mrs. DeLuca (3057)