David Robillard, son of Ms. Lea Robillard of Waterbury, and a junior at Sacred Heart High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
Approximately two-tenths of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2018, only 2,760 out of more than 2 million graduates who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.
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. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.
In a letter to the student recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT CEO Marten Roorda stated, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. Your exceptional scores will provide any college or university with ample evidence of your readiness for the academic rigors that lie ahead.”
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what students have learned in school. Students who earn a 36 composite score have likely mastered all of the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in first-year college courses in the core subject areas.
While at Sacred Heart High School, David has been involved in numerous clubs and volunteer programs. He has achieved highest honors and perfect attendance for all of his three years. During these years, he achieved the highest average in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus.
He was also a member of the boys’ soccer team and is a member of the Forum, the student newspaper. In addition, David is also a student ambassador, having marched in the March for Life walk in Washington and the Gathering Parade in Waterbury. He is also a member of the science and technology club, the e- sports team, and the Sacred Heart High School theater. David also attended the 2018 Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at UCONN. Aside from Sacred Heart High School, David attends Our Lady of Loreto Church, where he volunteers as an usher and at various events.
Mr. Anthony Azzara, principal at Sacred Heart High School, added, “In my thirty years as an administrator, in both public and catholic education, there has only been one other student who had achieved this goal. This is truly an exceptional accomplishment, especially having achieved this as an eleventh grader. His success is a true testament to David’s dedication to his studies at Sacred Heart High School. David’s future is very bright and the entire community of Sacred Heart High School is proud of him.”
ACT scores are accepted by all major four-year colleges and universities across the US. David is a resident of the Bunker Hill section of Waterbury.