At the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School (BuffSci), we believe that college is for everyone. To assure our students reach that goal, the college counseling department provides an individualized process to produce the best match between BuffSci students and colleges.
Each student works closely with their counselor to explore the talents and interests that he or she has developed over the years to set a high school graduation plan based on those experiences and to find the best fit program and colleges that will help him or her achieve those goals.
Grade level counselor meets with each student at least three times each year. We believe that using technology makes the college and scholarship applications easier than the paper era and strongly encourage our students and parents to use the online tools for that purpose.
Individual student scheduling to ensure graduation
Strong College Counseling Calendar Agenda thoughout the year
3 one-on-one meetings with each student during the year
Monthly Counselor Classroom Seminar for each grade level
At least 2 college visits per year for each year at HS
College info Nights and Events for Parents and Students
Senior year course taught by grade counselor
All 9, 10 and 11 graders are taking PSAT at the school
SAT school Day twice a year: Fall - Seniors , Spring: Juniors
Instant decision day at the school
Opportunity to take college courses
Summer School for regent prep, bridge program and SAT preperation
ASVAB testing and Career Exploration Program
Individual parent meetings to review graduation requirements
By visiting college campuses, attending regional and national conferences, and hosting individual college representatives at our school, BuffSci’s college counselors update and expand their knowledge about programs available at colleges.
Creating a good match of student and college also requires that the college counselor and student forge a strong relationship so that the college counselor knows the student's strengths, abilities, talents, and aspirations.
AP US History and AP Calculus Exams were successfully administered. Our seniors took the AP Calculus while the juniors sat for the AP US History exams.
Final wrap-up meetings were done with our students. Counselors informed students which Regents exams they would take and what they could do for the summer.
AP Scores were released. 1 student got 4 from AP Calculus and 2 students got 4 from the AP US History. Good job, BuffSci!
BuffSci is planning to administer pilot digital PSAT Exams for the students this Fall. Stay tuned for the updates.
SAT School Day Exam for Juniors will be on March 23rd
Our counselors will start having their final individual meetings with our high school students. Classroom presentations are going great, too! In March presentation, we will be focusing on Career Plans.
Emmanuella is one of our seniors who has been accepted to UB with the prestigious "Pride of New York scholarship". She is an exemplary BuffSci senior not only with her academics, but also interpersonal skills. We congratulate Emmanuella and wish her the best:
Thasnimul Hussain Tahmid and Eliody Joseph are two of our graduating seniors who have both been accepted into the UB School of Applied Sciences and Engineering. Thasnimul has been accepted into Computer Science and Eliody has been accepted into Mechanical Engineering! Great job Thasnimul and Eliody! We'll be rooting for your success!!
First time in BuffSci history: Congratulations to Buffalo Academy of Science High School senior Alifa Hossain for being selected as a QuestBridge 2022 National College Match Scholarship recipient and being accepted to Colby College. Only 1674 students all around the US earned the Match Scholarship this year and one of them is our very own Alifa!!!
Colby College is one of the "Little Ivies" colleges. For those who do not know, The Little Ivies are a group of small, academically competitive quality private liberal arts colleges in the Northeastern United States (e.g. Amherst, Tufts, Wesleyan, Williams College).
QuestBridge, a national nonprofit, helps talented low-income students attend the nation’s best colleges with a FULL-RIDE SCHOLARSHIP covering not only tuition but all the costs including room and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses.
Please congratulate Alifa for this great success!
We are very proud of you! Go Alifa, Go BuffSci!!!