The Dufour Award

We're honoring top-performing PLCs, a site powered by Solution Tree, recognizes the highest-performing PLCs from around the globe—and now we celebrate the very best of these schools. The annual DuFour Award honors one outstanding PLC that demonstrates exceptional levels of student achievement.

The 2017 winner, Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, was announced during the Solution Tree Summit on PLC at Work™ in Phoenix, Arizona, February 22–24, 2017, and received a check for $25,000.


In your Application and video, we want to see your school’s commitment and dedication to:

  1. Building a successful Professional Learning Community
  2. Improving student learning
  3. Advancing instructional best practices

2017 Winner: Fern Creek High School
2016 Winner: Mason Crest Elementary School

Rules and Regulations (PDF)
How to Create and Upload Your Video Submission (PDF)

We are no longer accepting applications. The application entry deadline was 5:00 p.m. ET, December 19, 2016. In January 2017, Solution Tree notified the top three finalists, and Fern Creek High School was announced the winner during the 2017 Summit on PLC at Work™.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the award or nomination process to