Breaking Counseling Center News!
** The Counseling Center will be closed on Wed, 3/1 & Thurs 3/2 for SAT testing. In addition the Counselors will be in classrooms and not in the Counseling Center on Mon 3/6 & Tues 3/7. Please plan ahead. Thank you. **
Visit the Assessments and Testing page for important information on PSAT results, AP Registration, SAT (free) test date and more.
Visit the Scholarships & College Info
page often for the latest scholarship updates.
Visit the Student/Parent Info
page for updates by grade level.
Looking for a summer job or after school job?
Check the Job Board
located outside the Counseling Center! Most opportunities have fast approaching deadlines or jobs that need to be filled as soon as possible.
Possible jobs include Seattle Sounders paid internships, Student Conservation Association, Teens in Public Service and a golf club! All opportunities are PAID.
More will be posted as we receive them. See Ms. Flanagan
with any questions.
Disclaimer: BHS only shares these postings and does not endorse any of these businesses.
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.