Welcome to Buist Academy For Advanced Studies

Buist Academy for Advanced Studies is an academic magnet school established in 1985. The school provides a rigorous curriculum emphasizing language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and foreign languages.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Buist Academy students are hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive in order to collect food for the homeless children and families in our district. The drive runs from October 20th until November 14th. Donated food can be placed in the collection bins located on the first floor. Please put the food in a bag labeled with your child's teachers name on it. The PYP and the MYP class that donates the most food will receive a prize at the end of the drive.

October is Bullying Prevention Month

Charleston County School District defines bullying as a deliberate, repeated act with intention to hurt, insult or threaten another person in school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, or at school events. Bullying consists of an imbalance of power. 
Buist Academy works hard to ensure that our students feel safe and secure at school. During the month of October and all through the year, we encourage our students to stand-up against bullying. On October 22nd, students are asked to wear orange to school for National Unity Day.
Make it ORANGE and make it end! Unite against bullying!

Red Ribbon Week - October 27th - 31st 

Red Ribbon Week is a United States education and prevention initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. During Red Ribbon Week, the initiative promotion encourages students nationwide to make a pledge to live drug and alcohol free.
Themes During the Week:
Monday: Pledge to Be Drug Free
Tuesday: Wear Red in Support of Red Ribbon Week
Wednesday: Love Yourself. Be Drug Free
Thursday: Eat Healthy. Be Drug Free
Friday: We Have Better Things to Do Then Drugs, Like Read!

Attention 8th Grade Parents

Buist Academy will administer the Academic Magnet Writing Sample on October 29th starting at 8:20 AM. All 8th grade students will be administered this assessment that morning. Please contact Mrs. Mielcarek if you have any questions.

Attention Parents/Guardians of 4th through 8th Grade Students: 

If you would like to access your student’s academic information and you do not currently have a Parent Portal account, please send an email directly to BAParentPortalHelp@charleston.k12.sc.us  

You will need to provide the following in the email: 

(1)   Your child's or your children's full legal names – as they appear on their birth certificates

(2)   Your full legal name

(3)   Your current address

(4)   Your best day-time contact phone number

(5)   The last four digits of each child's social security number

(6)   The last four digits of a parent/guardian/backup phone number that we have on-file.

(7)   If you already have a Parent Portal guardian account for a student at another school, please provide that information. Your existing account can access multiple students.


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Applications must be received or postmarked by 4:00 pm on November 1st.

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For lottery results or waiting list(s) numbers please contact JoAnne Daquigan at 937-6430.