Freshman

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Breaking News!

Attention Ballard 9th graders: Do you love science? Do you want to be a part of an academic program at Ballard High School that links together math, science, and language arts?

Applications are now being accepted to the 10th grade cohort in the Biotechnology Academy for the fall of 2017. If you are currently in physical science and you are ready to take geometry or higher next fall, then you qualify to apply. Pick up an application from your physical science teacher or visit the Biotech Academy page on the BHS website. Application deadline is March 24.


Parents: Your students attended a 9th Grade Service Learning Fair on Wed, Oct 26 at BHS with their History Teachers. Ask them who they talked to and if they got good ideas of where to volunteer!

Visit the Service Learning Information page.

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Service Learning Form pdf icon



Spring - SPS Freshman Checklist


Counselors
– Get to know your high school counselor and their support team. They are able to help you prepare for college and succeed in high school. Meet with them throughout your entire time in high school.

Stay focused – Continue to do well in your courses. Freshman year grades are important and colleges strongly consider your performance. Your freshman year supports the rest of your time in high school so stay focused.

Sophomore schedule – Make sure that you continue to challenge yourself and take the necessary academic courses. Colleges look positively on upward trends in your grades as well as how you push yourself each semester and year.

Finish strong - Make sure you get all the help you need to succeed in classes.  Colleges will look at your courses and grades from all years, including your freshman year.


Helpful Handouts

Service Learning Information

Please Note:
 Students may fulfill up to 15 hours of their Service Learning graduation requirement during the summer between 8th and 9th grade as long as it meets the criteria set by the school.  Any hours completed during the summers between 9th and 10 grade and also 10th and 11th grade that meet the Service Learning requirement can be counted toward the 60-hour graduation requirement.

Visit the Service Learning page for more information and current month Service Learning Opportunities. 


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

 

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