Nicolet senior Sam Vuchetich is the latest student at the school to ace the ACT test.
Vuchetich is the sixth student to score a perfect ACT score within the past year. Five students scored a perfect score in the 2012-2013 school year, but Vuchetich didn't get his results until recently. The six perfect scores were recorded between June 2012 and June 2013, when Vuchetich took the test.
"I was really thrilled when I heard I got a perfect score, but I interact regularly with three other kids at Nicolet who got perfect scores, too, so it just doesn't seem like that big of a deal,” said Sam.
On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT test earn the top score of 36. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2013 nationwide, only 1,162 of more than 1.8 million students earned a composite score of 36.
A spokesperson for ACT said that although they don't have any formal way of determining how many perfect scores per school and per state there are, “we can certainly say that it is extraordinary that a school would have six perfect scores."
Said Sam’s mother, Laura, “Nicolet has an incredibly high academic atmosphere where students drive one another and the quality of instruction is excellent.”
The ACT 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. ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges, and exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors of higher education.