HHS Senior Achieves a Perfect ACT Score
Hauppauge High School senior, Jade Carvalho, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2016, only 2,235 out of nearly 2.1 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.
The ACT consists of tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science, each scored on a scale of 1 to 36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores.
Ms. Carvalho is the quintessential "complete student." Academic excellence is just one factor college admissions officers look for in students to accept to attend their schools. Jade is the Captain of the Girls Varsity Tennis Team. She is an active member of the HHS Theater Program. Be sure to catch her in the ensemble cast when the curtain goes up on the first theater production of the 2017-18 school year, "Our Town." Shows will be Friday, October 20th at 8:00 pm and Saturday, October 21st at 8:00 pm in the HHS auditorium.
Jade also serves as President of the French Club and Vice President of Best Buddies. She is a member of the National Honor Society and recently earned a commendation from the 2018 National Merit Program.
Ms. Carvalho is still weighing her options as to the career path she intends to pursue. She is planning to attend a Liberal Arts College where she can explore many possibilities and discover the opportunities available.
In a letter recognizing her exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda stated, "Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals."
ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges. Exceptional scores of 36 provide colleges with evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.
Visit the ACT website at www.act.org.