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Prospective Student Morning Tour Information

8th Grade Morning Tour (students & parents) Thurs, Feb 16
• 8:00am – 8:45am: Auditorium: Principal, Activities Coordinator, Counselor, Students
• 8:45am – 9:30am: School Tour
• 9:30am – Q & A

Shadowing: While Ballard does not arrange shadowing opportunities for students, we do allow our current students to host 8th grade students that they know up until March 1st. If you know a current BHS student, feel free to contact them to ask if they would host your 8th grade student who is considering attending Ballard High School. The current BHS student would need to complete paperwork in the Main Office at least one week ahead of the proposed visit. Students interested in Music should contact the Directors: Michael James (Band), Courtney Rowley (Choir) or Brittany Newell (Orchestra) who may be able to arrange for a shadow with a current music student.

FAQ | Prospective Students | School Year 2017 - 2018 pdf icon


Course Registration: By approximately April 17th, 2017, the Seattle School District will give Ballard High School the names of all students assigned to us for next year. We will then mail registration packets to all incoming new students. This registration packet will include a Course Selection Form, a letter outlining next steps, and information regarding course choices.

BHS School Counselors will visit Seattle Public middle schools the weeks of April 24th – May 5th, 2017, to collect Course Selection Forms from current 8th grade students. Private school students and upper grade new students can submit their Course Selection Forms at the Ballard High School between 2:30 – 4:30 pm on May 10th, 2017, or by mail.

Special Education Services: Once students have been assigned to Ballard High School in April, we will mail all students a registration packet.  This packet will include the name and phone number of the Special Education Department Chair.  We will also host an Open House on April 26th from 3:30-5:30 in the BHS Library for parents who would like to meet with the Special Education Department regarding their student’s schedule and options for 9th grade.


SPS Important Admissions/Enrollment Dates

SPS School Choice Online Forms Choice will be available online Monday, February 6, 2016.

School Choice Timeline

  • Mon., Feb. 13, 2017: Open Enrollment Begins 
  • Fri., Feb. 24, 2017: Open Enrollment Ends 
  • Mon., Apr. 17, 2017: Assignment Lookup Tool Available Online 
  • Wed., May 31, 2017: School Choice for 2017-18 Ends

2017-18 School Choice (Optional) Enrollment is the opportunity to request a different school or program for your student. Read more about SPS option schoolsVisit the SPS Admissions > School Choice > Open Enrollment Fast Facts page for more information on SPS Enrollment.


Reference Information

Please visit the Course Registration and Enrollment page for additional information.


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