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    ATTN: Senior Parents/Guardians & Students
    Please visit the BHS College Info & Scholarships page as well as the Senior page OFTEN for the most current information and last minute updates.



    New! PSAT Results were released online on Dec 11th. | Students who took the PSAT on Oct. 11th can log onto their College Board Account in order to view their scores. If you would like to learn more about how to understand your scores, get tips for preparing for the SAT or need assistance with your College Board account, come to the Ballard Counseling Center. BHS counselors are there to help.

    Students will receive their original PSAT test booklets along with their score report in their LA class before Winter Break. 11th graders will also receive a SAT student guide (link provided below). Running Start students will need to pick up their information from the counseling office.  Visit the Ballard Website PSAT page for more information and helpful tips! 


    New! We Are Teachers | Minority Students entering STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematics) degrees should check out the site https://www.weareteachers.com/scholarships-minority-students-steam/.  The individual scholarships offered in the link are incorporated in the BHS Scholarship page.  Minorities and women make up a small percentage of the science, engineering and architectural workforce. Let’s change this! We have some of the best STEAM scholarships available to students looking to pursue degrees in these fields. Share these with your students, parents, and fellow educators. Together, we can encourage and diversify the next generation of architects, engineers, creators, and innovators.


    Looking for an after school or weekend job?

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    Check the 
    Job Board  located outside the Counseling Center!  Past jobs have included a Seattle Sounders paid internship and Conservation Association positions.



    Disclaimer: BHS only shares these postings and does not endorse any of these businesses.


    Counseling Secretary Carol Bristol

    Phone: 206-252-1014
    Fax: 206-252-1001
    chbristol@seattleschools.org

    About Us: The BHS Counseling Office is open from 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. The Ballard Counselors work with students to help them develop strategies for success in academics, in social skills, and in considering their post-high school plans and career options. Counselors encourage students to become aware of their individual strengths, to develop methods for dealing with difficulties, to set goals, and to make good choices. 

    Counselor Information: Students are assigned to counselors by the first letter of their last name. Counselors work with students to explain the credit system, help students select courses, monitor progress toward achieving graduation requirements, explore interests, and make plans for college application and career options. Counselors also help students deal with social and emotional issues.

    Appointments: To make an appointment with your counselor, go to the Counseling Center and sign up for an available date and time in the notebook on Ms. Bristol’s desk.

    Fill out a pass from the stack next to the notebook & make sure to write down the appointment in your planner. On the correct date and time, show your pass to your teacher, go to the Counseling Center to meet with your counselor.  Your counselor will sign your pass following your appointment so that you may return to class.

    Running Start: Students interested in Running Start should schedule an appointment to meet with their Counselor and get their forms signed before enrolling in the Running Start program.



    RepVisits  | Ballard High School is happy to host non-profit colleges and universities on campus. Visits are administered via CounselorCommunity.com. College Reps please schedule your college visit to our school using this program. Parking is available in the visitor lot at the front of school, on 65th street. Once you arrive, check into the main office and you will be directed upstairs to the Counseling Center. Ask for Kelly Flanagan | Ballard HS College Career Specialist at kkflanagan@seattleschools.org | 206-252-1012

    Contact Information

    Carol Bristol
    Counseling Secretary
    206-252-1014
    chbristol@seattleschools.org

    Sonja Petersen
    Counselor A-Bn (9th-12th)
                   T-Z  (9th-11th)
    206-252-1106
    slpetersen@seattleschools.org

    Sarah Bowman
    Counselor Bo-Ga
    206-252-1011
    sabowman@seattleschools.org

    Tom Kramer
    Counselor Gb-Ll
    206-252-1102
    tkramer@seattleschools.org

    Brenda Day
    Counselor Lm - Ro
    206-252-1104
    blday@seattleschools.org

    Katie Huguenin M/W/F
    Head Counselor
    Rp-S (9th-12th)
    T-Z  (12th) 
    206-252-1103
    kwhuguenin@seattleschools.org


    School Psychologists
    Nicole Garrie | Michelle Dorman
    206-252-1108 | 206-252-1187
    nlgarrie@seattleschools.org
    mjdorman@seattleschools.org

    Kelly Flanagan 
    College Career Specialist
    206-252-1012
    kkflanagan@seattleschools.org

    Lisa Coacher | Mike Broom
    Academic Intervention Specialists
    206-252-1107
    ljcoacher@seattleschools.org
    mrbroom@seattleschools.org

    Grayce Mitchell
    Service Learning 206-252-1015
    gamitchell@seattleschools.org

    Stephanie Waters
    Registrar
    206-252-1105
    smwaters@seattleschools.org

    Teen Health Center
    206-781-6400

    Resources


    Course Registration & Enrollment
    College Info & Scholarships
    Running Start
    Summer Course Opportunities
    Service Learning Opportunities
    Student/Parent Info By Grade


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