The Academy Awards & Teacher Spotlight!

Math Nation



Raelynn and Marcellus earn recognition for math achievement in Algebra I

Thank you Math Nation!



Perfect Score!

Congratulations to Aiden B. for a


score on the math SC Ready assessment!




Busbee is a partner with USC Athletics and

mentoring program

Watch this video created by USC's athletic

department to see what it's all about!


 USC Video


Busbee was recognized in the Central Region Post EBS Newsletter

for promoting computer science throughout the school year!

June 2023



2023 KINETIC DERBY Parade:

Kids STEAM Creation Award!




Myrdis Walker Scholars:

Daysha Belton, Amaru Burley, Keondre Carmichael, Elijah Dalencourt, Isaiah Daniels, Zamiyah Davis, Cailyn Etheredge, Preston Hamlet, Timia Riley, Chaunacy Smith, De'Andre Thompson, Dylan Twiggs, Maison Young March 2023



for the Fall 2022 Middle School State division


Model PLC at Work School! April 2023

Busbee was among five middle schools statewide, and among only 444 across the nation, to be recognized as Model Professional Learning Community Schools. Professional Learning Communities are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is ongoing, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. PLC schools focus on learning and building a collaborative and results-focused culture. The recognition is based on observations and data over a three-year period, with clear evidence of improved student growth. 



Congratulations to Edson Alarcon Garcia for making All Region Orchestra 

Edison Alarcon Garcia and Wesley Daniels participated in the Newberry Honors Orchestra Program


We would like to recognize the following students for

auditioning for the Lex 2 Honor Band:

Daysha Belton, Nathan Boulet, Averie Bailey, Jamila Mohamed, Mackenna Maddox, Elijah Dalencourt, J'Shon Moore, Preston Hamlet , Alex Neal, Kyle Skidmore, Antwan Cray, Ra'Zel Thornton, Andrew Thompson, DeAndre Thompson


Jr. Scholars


Congratulations to the 4 students who were named Junior Scholars: Lillian Adkins, Preston Hamlet, Micah Simmons, and Delaney Williams



The following students were selected to participate in the 2022-2023 Lexington Two Honor Choral Clinic:Adrian Tirado, Antowian Barker, Averie Bailey, Brandon Cruz Espinoza, Charlotte Wojcik, Claudia Aguilar Mejia, Collin McCarthy, Dylan Bridges, Elijah Dalencourt, Emerson Ayala Cruz

Jewll Klicka, Ky'Nori Pittman, Marcellus Mosley, Miyah Smith, Serenity Thompson, Sophia Brooks, Timia Riley, Vanessa Tran and Ymani Key.


The Academy Band program would like to congratulate Alex Neal (8th grade trumpet) and Nathan Boulet (7th grade clarinet) for earning a spot in the SCBDA Region 2 Junior Band!


The two students will represent the Academy at the concert and clinic February 17th (clinic) and February 18th (clinic and concert). This is the first time the Academy has had two students earn a spot in Region band since 2000! Way to go Alex and Nathan!!

Meet Hudson, BCAA's Therapy Dog
food network
Art teacher, Jennifer Hoskins-Gillespy will be on the Food Network's Halloween Wars, Season 12!
Visit this link for more information.
Congratulations Officer McCord!  
Administrator of the Year!

Congratulations Officer Mandy!  
SRO of the Year!
Congratulations to  Mr. Hunter Reese for being recognized as the Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Tracey Rucker for being recognized as our Support Staff Member of the Year for 2022! 6-1-22
Re-certified ABC Arts School of Distinction!
April 2022
Small Group & Solo Ensemble
Kenny Petermann, Angel Sazo, and Micah Simmons earned Superior ratings at Solo & Ensemble. Alexander Palafox Santos and Gerardo Quinonez Garcia earned a rating of Excellent for their performance.
Diamond  Rating/4th place overal
Inspire Dance Competition
Congratulations to Kenny Peterman and Jayson Mikkleson for being recognized as Junior Scholars!
Congratulations to our Myrdis Walker Scholars!
The Academy Band receives an Excellent Rating at CPA
The Jr. Beta Club dance team places 3rd in the state
and received an invitation to the National Jr. Beta Club Convention
Click here to see part of our school-wide celebration of
Black History Month. 2-14-22
Staff members presented at the 1st annual South Carolina Schools to Watch Sharing and Networking Conference.  Awards and banners were presented to all new STW schools. 7-22-21
Congratulations to  Ms. Stephanie Hendrix for being recognized as our 2021 Staff Member of the Year! 7-9-21
Congratulations to Mrs. Megan Boutchyard for being recognized as our 2021 Teacher of the Year! 7-9-21
Congratulations Busbee!
A National School to Watch!  3-1-21
Congratulations to Elizabeth Pittman for 1st place overall middle school girls in the upstate archery tournament! 1-16-21
Click here to view Busbee highlights about Remote Learning on WLTX TV! 1-4-21
Congratulations to Ms. Alex Pinto for being selected as the Lexington Two District Teacher of the Year! 11-30-20
Congratulations to Ms. Alex Pinto and Mrs. Amber Lambert for being recognized as our 2020  Teacher of the Year and Staff Member of the Year!  6-8-20
Congratulations to Mrs. Fisher for being recognized as our 2019 Teacher of the Year!  11-21-19
holiday card
Congratulations to Kayla Ezelle! Her artwork was chosen as the design for the National School Board Association's holiday card!  11-21-19
Kaylee and Cassidy were asked to sing the National Anthem at the Strom Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement Ceremony. 11-15-19
Congratulations to William McClary for being selected to audition for All-Region Orchestra! 11-22-19
way to go
Congratulations to Ms. Holmes, Ms. Price, and Mrs. Fisher for being recipients of ADK classroom mini-grants! 11-20-19
Our 7th-grade students have enjoyed having a scientist as a pen pal! Check out The Academy in the most recent edition of The Biochemist magazine! October 2019
Congratulations to Mr. Pearson for being recognized for his hard work and dedication to our students each day! Thank you to The House of Raeford FLOCK! 10-31-19
Palmetto Silver

2019 Palmetto Silver Award Winner!

Congratulations to Mrs. Beth Brooks and Kyra Pichardo for being recognized at the West Columbia Chamber breakfast as Teacher and Student for the month of September! 9-24-19
Our students had a practice run for the upcoming eLearning day.  Check out the news segment: WIS tv eLearning segment
We are proud of our BCAA students for their young adult book reviews for the online journal. Check out their reviews!
These students took the SAT and scored at least a 530 on math or a 550 on evidence based reading and writing.  Congratulations to Anna Hoppock, Xzavier Mathis, Adrian Ibarra Alonso and Violet Kelly for this academic achievement.
The Myrdis Walker scholar program recognizes African-American students in the eighth through twelfth grades who have demonstrated academic excellence.  Congratulations to the following Busbee students: 
Bernard Brown, Kerringtin Cooper, Mason Darazs, Montrez Edwards, Cyniah Feagins, Anareyah Ganzy, Johanna Garcia Feliu, Mya Guess, Benjamin Halter, Ashton Hudson, Tyler Huggins, K'Yona Mack, Xzavier Mathis, Naazeikial Mays, Ashlee Outtara, Ke'sean Palmer, Xavier Pelzer, Alasia Wallace, Fucshia Wright
Congratulations Maximus!
Two Saturdays ago Maximus auditioned at North Augusta High School. He had to prepare 7 scales, a solo, learn 45 musical terms, and sight read music he has never seen before. He scored so highly on his Region band audition that he has been asked to audition for All Sate this Saturday Feb 2nd.  Congratulations Maximus!
Mr. Pearson
November Staff Member of the Month
Mr. Pearson
Mr. Pearson is the November staff member of the month because of his dedication to teaching and his personal reflections regarding his delivery of instruction and student learning styles. Mr. Pearson analyzes the EVASS reports to see where his students have or have not made progress. He then schedules meetings with the instructional coach to discuss possible ways to improve his instruction.  Way to go Mr. Pearson!
Congratulations to Cameron Boyd for participating in the
Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at the
Koger Center
Mrs. Fisher
 October Staff Member of the Month~ Mrs. Fisher
Mrs. Fisher should be our staff member of the month!!! She goes above and beyond in planning lessons for each teacher in the school EVERY day of the week. She's always positive and happy! She also always keeps candy for me for the really tough days :) 
Fisher- She is going above and beyond to help teachers plan interactive lessons that engage students using technology and collaboration. 
Ms. Fisher has such a kind nature and is always willing to help out where she can. She keeps a positive attitude no matter what, and it is uplifting to those around her. 
September Staff Member of the Month~ Ms. Hendrix
Teacher of the Month~ Mr. Kinnett
Congratulations to the 15 students who were trained as Student Leaders through the #iSchool Initiative.  Students Leading Education (SLED)
Cameron Boyd has been selected to participate with the
String Orchestra group of the
South Carolina Youth Orchestras Program!
          We are proud of 8th grader, Judy Rice, who had two photographs selected to be in the S.C. student photography exhibition that illustrates the bridge from yesterday to our tomorrow! The exhibition will travel to Washington, D.C.; where it will be installed in Senator Lindsey Graham’s Capitol Hill offices. We are proud of Judy! 
Congratulations to our 2018 Colonial Life's Strong Schools Grant Recipients!
 Robin Gerzema~ Earthboxes for Science unit.
John Rogers & Hunter Reese~ SmartMusic for band and orchestra students.
Congratulations to Ms. Pinto for being selected to host the
Letters to Pre-Scientists program!