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    Welcome to the Ballard HS Academics Overview Page

    Ballard High School is a proud community of learners that is supported by a passionate group of parents and alumni to provide a rigorous education for all of our students.  We believe strongly that engaging students in school through academies, pathways, performing arts, athletics & activities increases their learning opportunities. Simply stated, students who get involved at Ballard High School, perform better at Ballard High School.

    BHS Science Update from Principal Wynkoop (2/1/18)

    BHS Course Catalog 

    The purpose of the Ballard High School Course Catalog is to familiarize students and parents with information about school procedures, curriculum, graduation requirements, and post secondary planning. While this catalog is intended to be definitive, elective courses are offered based on student sign-up and staffing availability. Refer to the Ballard High School Course Catalog pdf icon for detailed information for each course offered at Ballard.

    Visit the Assessments, Testing & Scores page for information and updates on the different types of testing that happen for students over the course of their four years at Ballard.

    1st Semester Academic Deadlines 2017-18 pdf icon  |  2nd Semester Academic Deadlines 2017-18 pdf icon


    Academies and Pathways

    • Academy of Finance
    • Biotechnology Career Academy
    • Digital Filmmaking Pathway
    • Project Lead the Way Pathway

    Departments

    Art Department
    Business/Marketing/Computer Sci. Dept
    English Language Arts Department
    English Language Department (ELL)
    Family and Consumer Sciences
    Health and Fitness Department
    Mathematics Department


    Career & Technical Education

    Seattle Public Schools offers a wide range of programs that provide students with a head start on college and careers in high-skill, high-wage and high-demand occupations. These fall under the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department. See the CTE webpage for more information.


    Performing Arts Department: Band, Choir, Orchestra & Theatre

    Visit the Performing Arts Website for additional information on each department.


    Academies and Pathways

    A unique feature of Ballard High School is that we offer several Academies and Pathways while simultaneously respecting students’ individual choices. Academies and Pathways are arranged around a theme or subject. Students do not have to select an Academy or Pathway. Approximately one third of our students choose to do so; all other students choose a wide range of required and elective courses. Refer to pages 5-10 in our Course Catalog pdf icon and links below for more info on each Academy or Pathway.

    Academy of Finance - Students apply in 9th & 10th grade by Friday, March 23, 2018. Visit the Academy of Finance webpage to download an application and for more details.
    Contact: Eric Blazevic at edblazevic@seattleschools.org.  Website: naf.org


    Biotech Academy - 8th Graders Biotech Applications are now posted and due May 11, 2018.
    Current BHS 9th graders deadline was 3/23 to enter Biotech in 10th grade.
    Refer to the Biotech Academy page for more info and to download applications.
    Contact: Penny Pagels at pepagels@seattleschools.org. Biotech Blog: ballardbiotech.blogspot.com


    Digital Filmmaking Pathway - 8th graders applications are due Tues, May 11, 2018 to enter in 9th grade. Current 9th graders applications due Thurs, March 23, 2018 to enter Digital Film in 10th Grade.
    Refer to the Digital Filmmaking Program page for more info and to download applications.
    Contact:
    Matt Lawrence at mplawrence@seattleschools.org
    BHS Digital Filmmaking Blog: bhsvideo.blogspot.com
    DFP Films: vimeo.com/bhsfilmprogram


    Project Lead the Way / Pre-Engineering Pathway - No application is required for this pathway. Students may choose Intro to Engineering Design, the first course in the pathway.
    Contact: Brian Connolly at baconnolly@seattleschools.org. Website: pltw.org

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