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Douglas County School District celebrates perfect ACT scores

students pose with Board of Education as they receive award for receiving perfect ACT scores

CASTLE ROCK -The Douglas County School District (DCSD) is celebrating four students who attained a perfect score on the ACT test. More than 1.9 million students take the ACT each year. Less than one percent of those students achieve a perfect score.

Congratulations to the following students who earned a perfect ACT score:

- Abigail Cousins, Rock Canyon High School
- Logan Dunn, ThunderRidge High School
- Aaron Lou, Highlands Ranch High School
- Shuee Ong, Rock Canyon High School

 

The ACT is often used by colleges and universities when considering applicants for the coming school year.

“I feel like a score of 36 is a pretty big achievement and it really makes the (college) application shine a little bit,” said Lou.

The average national composite score is 21. DCSD has an average composite score of 22.5.

“I feel like getting a 36 opens up a lot of doors and I’m excited,” said Cousins.

All Colorado juniors were required to take the ACT test. However, the state is transitioning to the SAT college entrance exam this school year.

November 9, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: High School Education, Schools

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The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.

 

Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.

 

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