Bloomington Jefferson High School juniors Josh Lueth and Adeline Vacura and Kennedy High School junior George Thielen have earned perfect scores on the ACT.
On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students taking the ACT earn a top score of 36.
Lueth is an academic letter-winner, National Honor Society member and top decile award recipient. He participated in cross-country, serving as its captain, show choir, track and field and Jefferson Theatre Company productions. Lueth plans to pursue higher education in a mathematics field.
Vacura is active in Jefferson’s marching band, Science Olympiad and pit orchestra for school musicals. She is a top decile award recipient and plans to pursue studies in a STEM field.
Thielen is a peer tutor at Kennedy, a full-time post-secondary enrollment option student at the University of Minnesota and an academic letter-winner. Thielen plans to study a STEM field upon graduation.
Lueth and Thielen are graduates of the district’s Dimensions Academy High School program for gifted ninth- and 10th-grade students. DAHS provides early college STEM experiences through a partnership with Normandale Community College before students can begin taking PSEO classes in 11th grade.
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. Some students also take the optional ACT writing test, but the score for that test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.
ACT test scores are accepted by all major U.S. colleges and provide evidence of student readiness for the academic rigors of postsecondary study.