Three Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) students recently earned perfect scores on the American College Test, otherwise known as the ACT. Congratulations to Valencia High School seniors Everett Anderson and James Robinson and junior Noelle Chen from El Dorado High School. All three students earned a composite score of 36.
Several other students from all four PYLUSD high schools earned scores that placed them in the top 10 percent of all ACT takers nationwide. A full list of student names and schools can be seen below.
“I am incredibly proud of our exceptional students who have achieved perfect or nearly perfect scores on the ACT exam,” PYLUSD Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss said. “Their dedication and hard work have truly paid off, and as they embark on the exciting journey of college applications, I extend my heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for a future filled with success and fulfillment in their chosen paths.”
According to the Orange County Department of Education, standardized test scores from SAT and ACT exams have historically been pivotal in college admissions, but that has changed recent years. Many schools have enacted test-optional or test-blind admissions policies. In 2022, the University of California and California State University systems announced the removal of SAT and ACT tests from their undergraduate admissions process.
Read more about the ACT and top earners across the county courtesy of the Orange County Department of Education at https://newsroom.ocde.us/six-oc-high-school-students-aced-the-act-test.
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