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SPREE is looking for Junior Parent chaperones (Dads would be great!)

Hey parents of this year’s Junior’s! We invite you to chaperone the senior graduation party, SPREE, which promises to be a memorable event with most of the 2017 seniors attending! Come enjoy the fun first-hand and see what your graduate will experience next year!

Monday, June 19, 10 pm to Tuesday, June 20, 6 am.

What is Senior SPREE? Senior SPREE has been a Ballard High School tradition for many years - it is an all night party hosted by Grad Nights and chaperoned by BHS parents and staff. Past venues include the Family Fun Center, the Pacific Science Center, and Rainforest Café. Past activities include, bowling, video games, sumo wrestling, henna artists, DJ's, a hypnotist and LOTS and LOTS of FOOD!!

Help us get them onto the buses; facilitate some of the fun activities; and enjoy lots of food.
Contact us at bhsspree@gmail.com or call Peggy Gudgell at (206) 972-4481.



All Juniors who took the March School Day SAT (3/1) will receive their scores via email on Tuesday, March 28th. Students will need to log onto their College Board account or will need to create an account at www.collegeboard.org if they don’t already have one in order to view their scores. They should be sure to use their legal name as used on official school documents. Using a "nickname" or shortening their name will prevent them from viewing their scores.

If students would like to learn more about how to understand their scores, get tips for preparing for the SAT or need assistance with their College Board account, they can come to the Ballard Counseling Center. BHS counselors are there to help.  Contact Kelly Flanagan, College Career Specialist at kkflanagan@seattleschools.org with any questions.

Students can also use Khan Academy to link their SAT scores to free, online test preparation at the Official SAT Practice site at www.khanacademy.org/sat

Official SAT Practice Information Flyer pdf icon

Please refer to the Assessments and Testing page for more information.

Just Announced!

PNACAC College Fair on Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 12 - 3pm at Seattle University 
Students and Parents: PNACAC fairs are free and open to the public. No fee is necessary for students, family members or guidance counselors to attend. Students are encouraged to visit gotocollegefairs.com prior to the fair. After entering their information on the website, students can print a barcode that can be scanned by the college representatives of their choice. Put an end to filling out info cards at every table!  

More information regarding the PNACAC College Fair can be found at: pnacac.org/college-fairs

PNACAC College Fair Flyer pdf icon

Spring - SPS Junior Checklist

Stay focused – Continue to do well in your courses. Junior year grades are the most important grades and colleges strongly consider your performance this year. Get any extra help that you might need in your courses, continue to talk with your mentors and your counselors, and remember your goal of going to college.

Select Senior schedule - Make sure that you continue to challenge yourself and take the necessary academic courses.  Senior year is the last chance you have to meet college entrance requirements, so triple check that you will meet them. Remember that college entrance requirements do not necessarily correspond with high school graduation requirements. 

AP Tests - Register to take any AP tests that you are preparing for during the school year. Talk with your high school counselor if you want more information about what tests are available and how to prepare.

Scholarships – Start learning how to apply for college scholarships. Visit www.thewashboard.org, www.fastweb.com, and www.finaid.org. These sites will connect you with scholarships and help you pay for college. You can apply to scholarships any time in high school, but it is especially important during your junior and senior year.

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Service Learning Information

The Service Learning graduation requirement is 60-hours.   For more information and current service learning opportunities please visit Services >  Service Learning.

For current Event Date information please refer to the Ballard Website Calendar.


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