Nominate a teacher for a Golden Apple Award


The Highland Park Community Foundation continues to honor excellence in the teaching profession in Highwood and Highland Park.

In this seventh year of the program, nominees must teach at Highland Park High School in grades 9-12. Anyone can nominate a teacher for this award: students, parents, colleagues, administrators, or community members.  Each nominated teacher will receive an application to compete in this rigorous process.

The final recipient of this prestigious award will receive an honorarium grant of $2000, a $500 gift card to the Apple store, and a “Golden Apple.”  The final recipient will be recognized by the school and school district as well as by the Highland Park Community Foundation.

To nominate a teacher, please submit this nomination form.
Nominations close November 4, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.
Application materials will be mailed to each teacher nominated.
No self nominations accepted.


  • Who is eligible for the Award?

    • Classroom teachers currently teaching in grades 9-12 and in at least their fifth year of teaching
    • Nominees who are committed to continue teaching in Highland Park High School for at least two years after receiving the award

    What does the Award recipient receive?

    • $2,000 cash award
    • $500 Apple Gift Card
    • Recognition by Highland Park Community Foundation at awards ceremony
    Nominations close November 4, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.