Ballard High School

Ballard
High School
Course Catalog

Academic Deadlines

Academic Deadlines

1st Semester 2023

  • Wed, September 6: First day of school for 9th-12th grade students. Sept. 6 is not an early release Wednesday. Early release will occur every Wednesday except for the first week of school.
  • Tue, Sept 19 (10th day of semester): Last day for students to request to drop a class. Class options are limited. Classes dropped between this date and the end of the 5th week will result in a “W” on a student’s transcripts.
  • Fri, October 6 (end of 5th week): Last day for students to request a Pass/No Pass grade or contract course. (Form available in Counseling Office). Only one P/N or contract class allowed per semester. After the 5th week of the semester, administrative approval is required to drop a class, and and “E” grade will be posted on the student’s transcript for the dropped class.
  • Fri, October 13: State In-service Day (no school for students) – Last day for teacher to turn in grade changes including completion of “I” grades from last semester.
  • November 8: End of First Quarter
  • November 10: Veterans Day Observed (no school)
  • November 23-24: Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day (no school)
  • December 15: 1-hour early dismissal
  • December 18-January 1, 2024: Winter break (no school)
  • January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school) 
  • January 25 & 26: First Semester Finals

2nd Semester 2024

  • Thu, February 1: First day of Second semester
  • Wed, February 14 – (10th day of semester): last day for students to request to drop a class. Class options are limited.
  • February 19-23: Mid-winter break, including Presidents Day (no school)
  • Friday March 8: (end of 5th week): Last day for students to request a Pass/No Pass grade or contract course. (Form available in Counseling Office). Only one P/N or contract class allowed per semester. After the 5th week of the semester, administrative approval is required to drop a class, and and “E” grade will be posted on the student’s transcript for the dropped class.
  • Friday March 15: (end of 6th week): Last day for teacher to turn in grade changes including completion of “I” grades from last semester.
  • April 8-12: Spring break (no school)
  • Wed, April 17 – End of third quarter
  • May 27: Memorial Day (no school)
  • Senior Finals and Finals dates to be determined with Instructional Council
  • June 14: Graduation at Memorial Stadium 5 p.m.
  • June 19: Juneteenth Holiday (no school)
  • June 21 :Last day of school (1-hour early dismissal). 
  • June 24-26: Potential emergency closure makeup days.

As of Jan. 8, 2024