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    Welcome to the Ballard HS Academics Overview Page

    Ballard High School is a proud community of learners that is supported by a passionate group of parents and alumni to provide a rigorous education for all of our students.  We believe strongly that engaging students in school through academies, pathways, performing arts, athletics & activities increases their learning opportunities. Simply stated, students who get involved at Ballard High School, perform better at Ballard High School.

    Our Mission

    Ballard High School Crest


    "Ballard High School is an inclusive, supportive community that cultivates a tradition of excellence for all students." ~adopted May 2008

    Ballard High School Course Catalog Introduction

    Ballard High School is a comprehensive school with a wide variety of classes and programs, and we work to offer courses that will engage and motivate students. Challenging all students academically, developing strong relationships and building community for all our students creates an atmosphere that allows students to grow and mature. We encourage all students to challenge themselves by enrolling in Advanced Placement, UW in the High Schools or other challenging classes that will help prepare them for the rigors of college and career, while maintaining a healthy school-life balance.

    The purpose of this catalog is to familiarize students and parents with information about school procedures, curriculum, graduation requirements, and post-secondary planning. While this catalog is intended to be definitive, elective courses are offered based on student sign-up and staffing availability. Refer to the Ballard High School Course Catalog for detailed information for each course offered at Ballard High School.

    Informational Resources

    Academies and Pathways
    No Applications Are Required For The School Year 2020-21

    • Academy of Finance
    • Biotechnology Career Academy
    • Digital Filmmaking Pathway
    • Ballard Maritime Academy at Ballard HS
    • Project Lead-the-Way Pathway


    Course Descriptions By Department
    Career & Technical Education (CTE)
    Career & Connected Learning (CCL)
    English Language Arts (ELA)
    English Language Learners (ELL)
    Family and Consumer Sciences
    Health, Fitness & Physical Development
    Mathematics Department
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