Buist Academy for Advanced Studies

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  • Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest Winners

    Collette Johnson and Savannah Bryan each placed 2nd in the Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest.  They submitted bilingual poems about what inspires them and will be invited to an awards ceremony with author Pat Mora.

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  • Recycle Right

    The following 6th grade art students participated in Charleston County's recycling truck decal design project. The students are Irie Brisacher, Maya O'Leary, Clementine Williard, Kate Murphy, Rosella Drayton, Maizie Jarrett, Heather Helander, Lola Marvel, Grayson Glenn, and Curtis Dayson. They worked together to create their own design and drew it on a large 3'X6' magnetic sheet. The design theme was "Recycle Right". Look for their magnet design on recycling trucks around town!

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  • Science Fair Winners

    Lowcountry Science Fair Winners- Junior Division (7/8) 1st Place- Zachary Drescher and James Leatherbury, 2nd Place- Eva Friscoe and Margaret King, Honorable Mention- Hannah Jackson. In addition to placing at the Lowcountry Science Fair, Zachary Drescher, Hannah Jackson, and James Leatherbury are Nominees for the 2021 Broadcom MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of Society for Science. Only the top 10% of middle school projects nationwide are invited to apply online for the national competition.

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  • National History Day Winners

    Congratulations to Reece Early, Nikos Paraschos, Daniel Kagan, Jack Oakman, Avery Bosier, Kayla Adkins, Zoe Hutson, Isabelle O'Leary, Alaina Jarrett, Sousa Waggoner, Thomas Byrne, John McGillicuddy, Tyler Taber, Clint Morey, Kirra Borg, and Samuel Duncan

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    Shawntay White, Principal

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About Buist Academy

  • 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.

    All students begin French or Spanish in Kindergarten, and continue to study this language until graduation.

    In 2007, Buist became an authorized International Baccalaureate World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP). In September 2010, Buist was fully authorized as a Middle Years Programme

    Buist’s curriculum content is developed into concept-based units of inquiry. The PYP organizes content under six themes that transcend the traditional subject disciplines to create “big ideas” that are universally relevant. The the MYP explores 8 individual subject areas through MYP Global Contexts that assist in developing interdisciplinary Units of Inquiry.


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