Hendrickson High School was named as one of the top five schools nationally for its inclusive efforts in September 2019 by the Special Olympics and ESPN. For its efforts, the Special Olympics and ESPN recognized Hendrickson with a banner-hanging ceremony in March, and a film crew followed Hendrickson students and staff to capture the campus culture for the docuseries.
Hendrickson's Unified Champions program was built on the foundation of Class of 2020 senior Ronnie Brown's catch phrase, "I say yes," per a Sept. 22 PfISD news release. The phrase helped guide the district's inclusive efforts to unify students of all abilities on the campus.
Hendrickson's episode of "Unified Beginnings" premiered online Sept. 22.