IHS Students Achieve Perfect SAT Score and Named NMSQT SemifInalist

DANBURY—Immaculate High School is proud to announce that Ian Fitzgerald ‘20 and Hunter Kirkman ‘20 each achieved a perfect score (800) on their SAT math section. Additionally, Hunter was named a semifinalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program. 
Ian and Hunter are part of the elite one percent of the more than 2 million students who took the 2019 SAT to earn a perfect math score. Ian and Hunter attribute their ability to master critical reasoning and analytical skills successfully, in part, from their experiences as students in Immaculate’s advanced honors and AP math and technology courses. The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States and is administered by the College Board, a not-for-profit organization that was formed to expand access to higher education. 

Hunter is also part of the one percent of high school juniors from 21,000 high schools in the United States who were semi-finalists selected based on a 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Corporation qualifying test their junior year. As an eligible finalist, he will complete the required application that includes SAT or ACT scores, an essay and a letter of recommendation by high school officials; if he becomes a finalist he would be eligible for various scholarships.  

Immaculate High School encourages students to find success in academics, athletics, fine arts and clubs and is ranked in the top third of all high schools in the State of Connecticut by NICHE. One of the more affordable private high schools, Immaculate High School is also among the highest ranked Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport and continues to attain the highest SAT scores in the Diocese. Immaculate High School students, a representation of area public, private and Catholic schools, seek academic challenges, discover leadership and engage in progressive learning opportunities and have high success rates: 100% of the Class of 2019 were accepted to choice colleges and universities and were awarded college scholarships and grants totaling $27 million. 

In addition to a college-preparatory academic program that offers over 33 Advanced 
Placement classes and a STEAM curriculum featuring advanced technology, a CISCO certification program, renovated science labs and engineering classes and a Certified Nursing Associate program, Immaculate High School has an award-winning Fine Arts program, a student career internship program, athletic teams that have won SWC and State Championships, 44 clubs and a Campus Ministry and community service program that instills faith, compassion and reverence for others. Immaculate High School, founded in 1962, is a private, non-profit Catholic college-preparatory institution serving students from 28 communities in Connecticut and New York.