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    Breaking Counseling Center News!

    Counselors will be unavailable on Weds, 3/21 due to Professional Development. The Counseling Office will be open at 9:00 that day to schedule appointments, etc. Please plan ahead.

    ATTN: Senior Parents/Guardians & Students | New Scholarships
    Please visit the BHS College Info & Scholarships and the Senior page OFTEN for the most current information and last minute updates.
    BHS Students!   Need help with homework?   Stop by the library after school and get connected with some support to help you get your homework tackled quickly!

    Attention Juniors! | Ballard HS is hosting a College Fair with general information sessions on Tuesday, March 27th. The fair will be held in the Commons from 6-7pm, with rotating information sessions from 7-8pm, which will be held in classrooms. The event concludes at 8pm. Information sessions will cover the following topics: WUE/Out of State Options, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Public/Private Universities, Liberal Arts, and 2 year to 4 year transfers.  Refer to College Visits for more info & a list of participating colleges. All grade levels are welcome but the information will be targeted to juniors.
    We Are Teachers | Minority Students entering STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematics) degrees should check out the site  The individual scholarships offered in the link are incorporated in the BHS Scholarship page. Minorities and women make up a small percentage of the science, engineering and architectural workforce. Let’s change this! We have some of the best STEAM scholarships available to students looking to pursue degrees in these fields. Share these with your students, parents, and fellow educators. Together, we can encourage and diversify the next generation of architects, engineers, creators, and innovators.

    Looking for an after school or weekend job?

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    Check the 
    Job Board  located outside the Counseling Center!  Past jobs have included a Seattle Sounders paid internship and Conservation Association positions.

    Disclaimer: BHS only shares these postings and does not endorse any of these businesses.

    Counseling Secretary Carol Bristol

    Phone: 206-252-1014
    Fax: 206-252-1001

    About Us: The BHS Counseling Office is open from 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. The Ballard Counselors work with students to help them develop strategies for success in academics, in social skills, and in considering their post-high school plans and career options. Counselors encourage students to become aware of their individual strengths, to develop methods for dealing with difficulties, to set goals, and to make good choices. 

    Counselor Information: Students are assigned to counselors by the first letter of their last name. Counselors work with students to explain the credit system, help students select courses, monitor progress toward achieving graduation requirements, explore interests, and make plans for college application and career options. Counselors also help students deal with social and emotional issues.

    Appointments: To make an appointment with your counselor, go to the Counseling Center and sign up for an available date and time in the notebook on Ms. Bristol’s desk.

    Fill out a pass from the stack next to the notebook & make sure to write down the appointment in your planner. On the correct date and time, show your pass to your teacher, go to the Counseling Center to meet with your counselor.  Your counselor will sign your pass following your appointment so that you may return to class.

    Running Start: Students interested in Running Start should schedule an appointment to meet with their Counselor and get their forms signed before enrolling in the Running Start program.

    RepVisits  | Ballard High School is happy to host non-profit colleges and universities on campus. Visits are administered via College Reps please schedule your college visit to our school using this program. Parking is available in the visitor lot at the front of school, on 65th street. Once you arrive, check into the main office and you will be directed upstairs to the Counseling Center. Ask for Kelly Flanagan | Ballard HS College Career Specialist at | 206-252-1012

    Contact Information

    Carol Bristol
    Counseling Secretary

    Sonja Petersen
    Counselor A - Bn (9th-12th)
                   T - Z   (9th-11th)

    Sarah Bowman
    Counselor Bo - Ga

    Tom Kramer
    Counselor Gb - Ll

    Brenda Day
    Counselor Lm - Ro

    Katie Huguenin Wed & Friday
    Counselor Rp - S (9th-11th)
                   Rp - Z (12th)
    Head Counselor

    School Psychologists
    Nicole Garrie | Michelle Dorman
    206-252-1108 | 206-252-1187

    Kelly Flanagan 
    College Career Specialist

    Lisa Coacher | Mike Broom
    Academic Intervention Specialists

    Grayce Mitchell
    Service Learning 206-252-1015

    Stephanie Waters

    Teen Health Center


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