Regis Jesuit High School becomes first private school in the country to receive National Banner Status

PHOTO: Charisse J. Broderick King

Regis Jesuit High School (RJHS) is now the first private school in the country to receive National Banner Status as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School!

They were recognized RJHS at a pep rally on campus this past Thursday, November 7, where Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) presented RJHS with a Unified Champion School Banner. The rally was followed by a basketball game featuring the RJHS Unified team taking on the boys spirit squad, the Rowdies.

Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools builds on SOCO’s values, principles, practices, experiences and impacts to shape a generation that welcomes everyone. A socially inclusive school is a place where no student is excluded because of the degree or type of disability or the services required to meet his/her needs.



Regis Jesuit HS has been integral in helping SOCO develop its Unified Schools Program. From the athletic director to their teachers and to all the students that support it, they continually strive to make sure the club is on campus and part of the school forever. – Chaka Sutton | SVP of Competitive Programs & Unified Schools, Special Olympics Colorado


Roughly 25% of Colorado’s public schools are currently involved with SOCO’s UCS programs, and Regis Jesuit has the distinction of being the first and only private school in the country to receive the honor! Congratulations to Regis Jesuit High School!