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.

Parent Survey Notification - (School System Accreditation)

Charleston County School District and Buist Academy is conducting a parent survey and your input is valued and needed. The survey will only be available until January 13, 2017. Please click on this link  
to access the survey or copy and paste the link into your browser. Be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated.

Survey Glossary:

Purpose Statement = Mission
Governing Body = CCSD School Board
Equitable Curriculum= Fair Access to Resources/Differentiation 
Adult Advocate= Someone to Support 

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 20 - March 24, 2017 - Lotteries, auditions, testing, writing sample (AMHS), 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. 

Teacher of the Year

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.

 Winter MAP Testing

All 3rd through 8th grade students will be taking the Winter MAP assessment on January 4th and January 5th starting at 9:00 AM. 


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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