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Quote of the Day

“Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.”

—Sojourner Truth

Fact of the Day


National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry which takes place each April, was introduced in 1996 and is organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.


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College Visitation Updates

Strive Scan is offering a 4-day virtual college fair from
Monday, April 20th through Thursday, April 23rd

Don't miss this opportunity to virtually visit colleges. There are presentations for which you can register from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Please note that the times listed on the website are in the Central Time Zone. If you are interested in attending any of these sessions, please register via the Strive Virtual Exploration Week webpage.

Update on AP Testing

The College Board has released updated dates regarding AP testing. AP Exams will now be delivered at home from Monday, May 11th through Friday, May 22nd. Read more HERE

Standardized Testing Updates

The College Board has canceled the following SAT dates:
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020, which was a makeup for the March 14th exam date

They will be rescheduling these exams in the future, but haven't done so yet. For more information, please check the College Board website, which includes contact information.

ACT has decided to reschedule students who registered for the April 4th testing date.
Saturday, April 4, 2020 Test Date: Canceled
April 4th test date rescheduled to:
Saturday, June 13, 2020, or future test date
Please check out the ACT website for more details.

The College Board released the following information regarding AP testing for 2019-2020:

  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place.  

  • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be 2 different testing dates.

Please check out this link for the latest information regarding AP testing for schools impacted by COVID-19: They will be honoring approved accommodations. They are figuring out how this will be accomplished now.

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Update on AP Testing for May 2020

The College Board has released updated dates regarding AP testing. AP Exams will now be delivered at home from Monday, May 11th through Friday, May 22nd. 

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The Gunston School Pivots to Distance Learning

It started with an email forward. “Have you heard of this new virus that causes pneumonia?” from Gunston’s Head of School John Lewis to the school’s senior leadership team on January 19. After the confirmation of the first case in the USA on January 20, Gunston sent out their first health notice about the virus that would later become known universally as COVID-19

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For many of us, our offices look quite different today than they did two or three weeks ago. You might be holed up in the walk-in closet, guest bedroom, the car in the driveway, or spread across the dining room table. Your co-workers may be younger, furrier, and far more insistent on needing your help RIGHT NOW than before. Welcome to the brave new world of working from home, with kids schooling at home! For many of us now in the role of household CEO, COO, Compliance Officer, cook, custodian, parent, plus being a fulltime remote employee can be a source of stress and anxiety! We are in the trenches with you and are here to help. 

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Let us offer a brief update. Consistent with Governor Hogan’s directive that schools in the State of Maryland will remain closed until April 24th, Gunston’s campus closure will extend until at least that date. Gunston will remain in session, delivered via our distance learning program. Family and student support has been tremendous, and despite the circumstances, we remain deeply invested in sustaining our sense of community and continuing to offer a meaningful educational experience.

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It’s hard to describe the degree of relief I felt on Friday when I finally connected, albeit via video, with the students in my class. This feeling of meaningful interpersonal connection was magnified during our virtual employee social gathering and the parent videoconferences later on Friday afternoon. During this unprecedented time, I know that the strength of the Gunston community web will serve as key support to all.

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