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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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22nd, 5:15-7:00 p.m.
Appreciation Reception, Schoolwide Art Show, Tech Talks & Night of Scenes

MAP Testing

MAP testing will begin on Tuesday, April 14th and run through Wednesday, April 22nd. Please make sure that your child/children are here on time and that they have had a good night sleep and a high protein breakfast.

ACT Aspire Testing

New for the 2014-2015 school year will be the administration of the ACT Aspire test for 3rd - 8th grade students. This test is a timed assessment and will be administered April 28th - May 1st starting at 8:20 AM. Teachers have been working diligently with the students to get them prepared for this new format. Please make sure that your student is here on time and ready for the day.


SC PASS will be administered on May 7th and May 8th. Students in grades 4th - 8th grade will be taking both the Social Studies and the Science portion of the assessment this year. It is important that all students be here on time and ready for the day.

Student Supply Kits for 2015-2016
You may now order supply kits for you child using the skoolkidz website below or by completing the order form sent home with your child. Kits are available for students entering grades 4-8. Paper order forms are due back to the school by May 29th. Online orders may be placed until June 5th.  
www.shopttkits.com Account # 32249

Principal for a Day
Buist Academy would like to thank Ashley Caldwell from the Modern Connection for serving as Principal for a Day.

Buist Academy Green Team

Teacher of the Year


Congratulations to Tracie Howe for being named Buist Academy Teacher of the Year!

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.


What's Happening
Check out the latest edition of the Buist Banner and Knightly News. 

The deadline for 2015-2016 school year application has passed. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be posted in the fall of 2015. 

Buist Academy Admissions Procedure

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