Lakeview Academy senior Dhruv Gaur recently scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT college admission test.
Gaur, who achieved a perfect score on his first attempt at the exam, attributed his accomplishment to persistence and practice.
“It’s all about preparation,” Gaur said. “Through practice you start to see patterns and areas where you should focus your attention.”
Gaur studied about 30 minutes a day for the month leading up to the SAT and used the weekends to take practice tests and determine where he should focus his studies the following week. Although he is still deciding where he will attend college, he said he hopes to pursue his passion in biological sciences.
He also knew advanced preparation for the SAT would be essential to his performance because he had four Advanced Placement exams scheduled the same week.
“Spreading out my time for the SAT really let me focus on my AP exams without worrying about being unprepared,” Gaur said.
In addition to his perfect 1600 on the SAT, Gaur also earned a 5, the highest possible score, on all of his AP exams that week. In fact, he has scored a 5 on a total of eight AP exams during his high school career.
Gaur is the son of Dr. Abhishek and Dr. Swati Gaur, and his brother Garv is a seventh-grader at Lakeview.