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Special Olympics


The purposes of Special Olympics are to promote and provide in a variety of sports at the athlete's level of ability and to enhance the enjoyment of recreational activities. The program begins in August and ends in June. All students eight years old or older who are involved in a special education program 50% or more of their school time may participate. A student who has handicapping conditions preventing involvement in a regular athletic program may also participate. This program is not sponsored by Highland Community Schools, but many of our students and teachers participate through the Region II Special Olympics office.