CCS Junior Earns Perfect ACT Score

Garrett Baumert spends his free time competing on the CCS Debate and Academic Team…and evidently studying for the ACT. This past July, Garrett, a junior at Crossings Christian School, a college preparatory school in NW Oklahoma City, took the ACT and earned a perfect score.

Fewer than half of 1% of students who take the ACT earn the top score of 36. Even fewer accomplish this as a junior. This was Garret’s second time to sit for the ACT. However, his first attempt was 5 years ago when he scored a 27 as a 12 year old, which is a full seven points more than the national average. Garrett attended a local ACT prep class last July, but when asked how he prepared for the exam, he replied, “The best advice I can give is to practice. It doesn’t matter how many tips and tricks you learn, nothing will help you like repetition.” His parents, Carter and Cara Baumert of Edmond agree and noted “how hard he works at all of his academics. He took multiple practice tests during his review class and at night on his own. His persistence in preparing was amazing, and it obviously paid off!”

While Garrett is unsure where he will attend college, CCS College Counselor, Keri Shields, has known Garrett since he began attending CCS in kindergarten and knows that the sky is the limit, no matter which university he attends in the fall of 2022. “Seeing him accomplish great things is incredibly rewarding. I can’t wait to see what God has planned for him.”

As a part of the debate, academic, and school tennis teams, Garrett’s love for academics, teamwork, and public speaking has continued to blossom. Baumert’s debate coach, Dennis Savill, has worked with him for five years and is impressed with his success, but not surprised. In his words, “Garrett is one of those special kind of people who combines high intelligence, an expansive sense of duty, and a wonderful work ethic. He consistently wants to improve not only himself, but those around him. It is no surprise that he did so well on the ACT as he is naturally curious about the world around him.”