Six North Penn–Mansfield High School students achieved a score of 5 upon a series of examinations from the College Board’s Advanced Placement program this past May.

Earning a 5 in both AP English language and composition as well as AP United States government and politics was Amanda Rutledge. Also scoring a 5 in AP U.S. government and politics were Hilary Fernandes, Daniel Knowlton, and Ian Smith. In addition, both RJ Farrell and Jacob Green earned a score of 5 in AP macroeconomics.

They were among a larger group of 32 Mansfield students who scored at least a 3 or above in various AP exams: 17 in government and politics, 10 in macroeconomics, four in English and one in calculus.. This is the largest number of students from NP-MHS to achieve this rigorous academic success since the Southern Tioga School District reorganization five years ago.

While more than 90% of colleges in the United States will accept an AP score of at least a 3, which is usually considered passing, typically only 50% of all students who undertake the challenge of an AP exam are able to do so. A score of 5 is normally in the range of the top 10% of Advanced Placement students nationwide.