Ballard High School


Services Provided at Ballard HS

The Resources & Services provided at Ballard High School are listed below with a short description.


Attendance Secretary: Alice March |

Parents/Guardians can report absences either by sending an email to the BHS Attendance Office at: or by calling the Office if needed at (206) 252-1000. If you leave a voice mail message please be sure to include your student’s name, your name, reason for the absence, and the date of absence. Visit the BHS Attendance Procedures for more detailed Attendance information.

Service Learning

One of the graduation requirements for Seattle Public Schools is 60 hours of Service Learning. Service Learning is giving time, without pay, to a non-profit or government agency. The BHS Service Learning Coordinator Lindsay Squires at lesquires@seattleschools.orgmaintains a monthly  

Service Learning Opportunities Bulletin with service learning opportunities.  Reminders:  Students should only participate in an opportunity they feel is safe to them.

Ballard Teen Health Center

Did you know that your student can get health care at the Ballard High School Teen Health Center? Students, did you know that you can contact the Teen Health Center to receive confidential mental health therapy?

The Teen Health Center is physically located in the Commons, and is operated by Swedish Medical Center, with funding support from the City of Seattle’s Families and Education Levy.

Visit the  Ballard Teen Health Center (BTHC) page to get more information.

Ballard School Nurse

Laurie Tirtanadi, RN, is the Ballard High School’s School Nurse. Her responsibility is to help BHS students get the appropriate treatment for their current health issues. She also assists students and staff regarding how a health condition can affect student learning. The School Nurse refers students to the Ballard Teen Health Center or outside providers as needed.

Visit the School Nurse webpage for more information and to download forms.

Counseling Center

The Ballard High School 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.

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.

Visit the Counseling Center webpage for additional information. 

ORCA Card | Shuttle Bus Transportation

Returning students attending Ballard HS received an ORCA Card during the Start of School Material Pick Up days. 

Visit the BHS Transportation page for more information or the SPS Transportation page for more resources.

Grade Level Resources

Visit the Grade Level Resources for additional information on all grade levels (Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors & Seniors).

SPS Start of School Forms | BHS Forms & Resources

Visit the Forms page for Ballard HS forms as well as the Seattle Public Schools required parent/guardian and student notification Start of School Forms which are available to view and download.