Extracurricular Activities

Definition: All students have access to school-based, extracurricular activities of each student’s choosing that develop social, emotional, and physical health and wellness.

Elements:

  • Mindset for accessibility
  • Accommodations
  • Comprehensive guide to setting up and managing inclusive extracurricular programs, from the Inclusive Recreation Consortium (IRC) of Delaware County, PA: Tips and Resources from IRC.
  • Unified Sports are high school varsity teams made up of students with and without intellectual disabilities (50/50). Teams are co-ed and compete statewide in a single division, with the opportunity to play for a NHIAA (New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association) high school championship in soccer (fall), basketball (winter), volleyball (spring), and track and field (spring): NHIAA Unified Sports . Unified Sports success stories: The National Federation of State High Schools reported on the impact of Unified Sports in NH; and on inclusive cheerleading or “spirit” squads that have taken hold nationwide.
  • The legal basis for inclusive extracurricular activities,from Wrightslaw.