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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

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

    First Semester Ends January 27, 2021  

    Jan. 27 | Wed | Amnesty Day | Wed Asynchronous Schedule | Chance for students to complete work.
    Jan. 28 | Thurs | No School | Day Between Semesters
    Jan. 29 | Fri | Amnesty Day | Periods 1-6 Asynchronous Schedule | 1st Day of 2nd Semester

    Report Cards

    Report Cards will be available to view in the Source after the end of the 1st Semester process has been fully completed and posted.

    Please view student report cards by logging onto the Source. Printed copies may be requested if families are unable to access remotely by emailing the BHS Counseling Secretary, Carol Bristol at 

    Helpful Source Links for Families

    Remote Learning Grading Policies at Ballard High School

    The following policies were put into place at the start of 2nd Quarter with the purpose to ease student's stress about grades during online remote learning.

    • Late work is accepted by all teachers with no penalties.
    • All missing assignments are entered as 50% in the grade book (does not apply to missing tests/quizzes)

    What to do if your teacher is not following these policies?

    • Check to make sure it was work assigned on or after Nov 6, 2020, because that was when the new policies were implemented.
    • Email your teacher and ask about it. Maybe they just haven't updated the grades yet (keep in mind teachers are struggling during this time too and are likely behind on grading, so be patient).
    • Contact Mr. Wynkoop or your Assistant Principal and let them know what is going on. 

    Read more about the Ballard HS grading policies on the November Principal letter to BHS families.

    District Grading Policy 

    On Sept 23, 2020 the *SPS district announced the High School Grading Policy for 20-21.

    Assignments may earn grades of A/B/C/D/E. The final grade for the quarter and semester will be “A-C-” or “Incomplete.” Quarter grades do not appear on the official academic transcript. Semester grades appear on the official academic transcript.

    Ballard High School Course Catalog 20-21 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 or 2021-22

    • 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
    PDF ADA |All District & School Websites | SPS is committed to making all content located on district sponsored websites accessible. Contact the BHS Office at 206-252-1000 or email the BHS Website Editor if you need help accessing information. Updated 1/14/21