Welcome to Buist Academy for Advanced Studies

Congratulations Buist Academy for being ranked #1 elementary and middle school in the state of South Carolina, according to These rankings are based on SC Ready and SC PASS test results. We are very proud of the academic achievements of our students. Thank you to the faculty, staff, administration, and parents for your dedication and support.

Science Textbook Adoption

This year the Charleston County School District will be purchasing new 6th-8th grade science textbooks. Sample materials for your review will be available in the first floor conference room on February 14th and February 15th from 7:30 am to 4:15 pm. An evaluation form will be available for you to provide your feedback to the district. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Smith. Thank you. 

CCSD's 2017-2018 School Calendar

CCSD is asking for your feedback on the 2017 - 2018 school calendar. Click here to see the three calendar options and to vote for your choice.

Application Information

On October 26, 2015, the Charleston County Board of Trustees called for an elimination of all rolling waiting lists for magnet/choice schools. If your child is currently on any Buist waiting list, you will need to reapply for the 2017-2018 academic year and each year thereafter.  Parents of students currently enrolled at Buist Academy do not need to reapply. However, you will need to reapply for any sibling that is not a current Buist student.

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) School Choice Application process for the 2017-2018 school year will open January 19, 2017.

The timeline below includes the dates, deadlines, and events related to this annual application process.

Important Dates:

  • January 19 - February 19, 2017 - Online applications available 
  • January 21, 2017 - Choice Fair at West Ashley High School, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
  • February 16th - AMHS Writing Sample at 9:30 AM 
  • February 20 - March 24, 2017 - Lotteries, auditions, testing, required documents submitted 
  • March 24 - March 28, 2017 - Notification of acceptance 
  • March 24 - April 9, 2017 - Parents confirm acceptance 
  • By August 1, 2017 - Residency address confirmations must be received

Please go to 
for more information. 

Black History Month 
Buist Academy will celebrate Black History Month by having students participate in a variety of activities during the month of February that highlight the many valuable contributions that African-Americans have made throughout our history.

Spring Pictures

If you would like your child to participate in Spring pictures this year on April 4th, please complete the order form below and return to your child's teacher. 
Spring 16-17 flyer 1
Spring 16-17 flyer 2

Teacher of the Ye

Congratulations to Amanda Turner for being named Buist Academy Teacher of the Year. 

High School Information

For information about Open House dates, high school visits, testing, and more, please click here.


Please be reminded to review arrival and dismissal guidelines located in the packets sent home during fact and fee night. We want our walkers to be safe, there will be delays as we adjust this process. Thank you for your patience. 

To receive push notifications regarding delayed buses, please visit and enter the school code and your email address.   School Code: BUIST ACDY

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