The 2017 Moving to the Head of the Class Awards Application is here!


Download tips on applying, too, here:


Made possible by the generous support of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, this energy efficiency award provides a unique opportunity for K-12 schools in Pennsylvania to get recognition for all of the work they have already done to save energy and money. Past award winners have together saved over 10,000,000 kWh and $1,300,000!

Last year the award was conferred by Public Utility Commission Vice Chairman Andrew Place and winning schools received a variety of prizes, including a free ENERGY STAR certification, free auditing services, free Nest thermostates, and educational materials. Since 2013, the award has been covered in dozens of news outlets with a combined viewership of almost 6 million people.



Jefferson Elementary Center
With a team of teachers and support staff, Jefferson Elementary students save energy through daily tips and participating in PPL’s Poster Contest.

Jersey Shore Senior High School
An Honorable Mention in 2015, Jersey Shore Senior High spearheaded a number of energy-saving renovations and projects, including a demand response program with EnerNOC.

Westtown School
Westtown School has a Campus Master Plan to reduce energy use, with future plans which include getting all school buildings LEED Certified and installing a solar array.

Congratulations to our 2016 Moving to the Head of the Class award recipients!

Thank you to the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation for making this program possible:


And thank you to PECO Smart Ideas and PPL Electric Utilities for their generous sponsorships!