The ACT can be one of the most challenging obstacles in the life of a high school student, but two WCS students made it seem easy when they earned a perfect score on the test.
Brentwood High’s Joseph Gripenstraw and Ravenwood’s Theodore Grosson can both claim a perfect score on the ACT after both students earned a 36 on their September test.
“I was very excited when I learned my score,” Gripenstraw said. “I’m glad that my studying paid off.”
He wasn’t the only one who was excited to see his hard work come to fruition.
“It is good to know that I’m fortunate to have many college options,” Grosson said.
While the number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score.
The ACT assesses students’ academic readiness for college and consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1-36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores.