Trivium Prep Senior Earns Perfect ACT Score
Ryan Jacobs, a senior at Trivium Preparatory Academy in Goodyear, Arizona, received one of the highest accolades a high school student can achieve – a perfect score on the ACT (American College Testing).
“It was shocking. I knew I had done well enough, 34, 35 maybe,” said Ryan. “But just seeing that I got a perfect score, I never set my expectations that high.”
Even after he received his score, it still seemed too good to be true. “I was checking the score online for days after, thinking they’ve got a typo, I didn’t actually get a 36, I got a 34, something, somebody messed up.”
But it wasn’t a mistake. The perfect score was a result of the time and effort he put into preparing for the test. Ryan spent countless hours over months studying for it. “I’ve heard stories of people who can just wake up, walk in, and get a 36. That’s not me. I really put a lot of hard work and dedication into this.”
Ryan is proof that hard work pays off. Only .136% (2,760) of all students who took the test received a 36.
Ryan plans to pursue political science, philosophy, or economics. He says those three subjects have driven his thoughts and ideas and are three things that he’s really passionate about.
Ryan will graduate from Trivium Prep in the spring of 2019.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important ACT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school.