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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 Model PLC that demonstrates exceptional levels of student achievement.

2020 DuFour Award Winner Announced

Westmont High School in Westmont, Ill. was recognized as the DuFour Award winner on January 30, 2020, at the Summit on PLC at Work® in Phoenix, Arizona.

2019 Winner: Minnieville Elementary School
2018 Winner: Woodlawn Middle School
2017 Winner: Fern Creek High School
2016 Winner: Mason Crest Elementary School


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

There will not be an application process for the 2021 award year. DuFour Award applications will be accepted at a later time for the 2022 DuFour Award.

Please note: In order to be considered for the DuFour Award, a school must be approved as a Model PLC.