On Thursday, Nov. 2, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will receive national banner recognition from Special Olympics for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without intellectual disabilities.

The recognition will be awarded during halftime of the Unified Basketball game, which begins at 1:30 p.m. in the high school’s gymnasium.

The high school is a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, a designation indicating participation in promoting social inclusion through creation of accepting school environemtnt, inclusive youth leadership and whole school engagement, and participation in Unified Sports. More than 325 schools in Massachusetts participate in Unified Champion Schools programming and 8,300 schools participate nationwide.