Penn Manor named to AP Honor Roll

Penn Manor has been named to the AP District Honor Roll for increasing student participation in advanced-placement high school courses and maintaining a high percentage of students who score well on AP exams.

Penn Manor High School is among the 425 schools across the U.S. and Canada that made the honor roll by helping more students learn at higher levels by taking rigorous AP courses and earning advanced AP test scores.  Students who score 3 or better (out of 5) on AP exams tend to be better-prepared for higher education and may receive college credits for completing AP courses.

According to Principal Phil Gale, Penn Manor teachers are highly trained in AP course material and testing and have been encouraging more students in grades 9 and 10 to enroll in the higher-level courses, which often are taken by juniors and seniors. The result: more participation and advanced test scores.

In 2013, 208 Penn Manor students took AP courses; in 2015, that number rose to 265. Over that same period, the number of AP exams administered at Penn Manor rose from 340 to 436, and the number of students who scored 3 or better rose from 182 to 232.

“All of our students work hard to meet the increasing rigor of the classes,” Gale said.

Congratulations to the Penn Manor High School staff and students for achieving this honor!