Dominic Bogielski, a junior at North Royalton High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. The North Royalton Board of Education recognized Bogielski at their May 8 regular meeting.
About one-quarter of 1% of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2022, only 3,376 out of 1.34 million students who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.
Bogielski is a member of the football team, National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society, all while he holds down a job at Chipotle.
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.
“Earning a top score on the ACT is a remarkable achievement,” said ACT CEO Janet Godwin. “A student’s exceptional score of 36 will provide any college or university with ample evidence of their 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.
ACT scores are accepted by major four-year colleges and universities across the U.S.
“Dom, like many of our students, is an active and engaged student who takes his academics seriously,” said Principal Sean Osborne, North Royalton High School. “His performance on the ACT is most definitely something he should be proud of. This accomplishment, combined with his varied interests and activities, should make him a sought after student during the college application process.”