Baylor sophomore and Ringgold resident Alyssa Kim has earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT, the entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions.
The ACT is a measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provides colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare applicants. Only 0.136 percent, less than 14 out of 10,000 students taking the ACT make a 36.
It’s rare for a sophomore to take the ACT, but the April test was the fourth try for Kim. Her lowest score had been a 33.
“I had plans to take a lot of AP classes during my junior and senior years and I didn’t want to be stressed by the ACT and SAT as well, so I just took them all this year,” says Ms. Kim. “I took the practice tests while I was in the eighth grade.”
Ms. Kim is the second Baylor student to report a perfect 36 ACT score this school year, joining senior Ryker von Klar, who aced the test in the fall.