Ballard High School

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Ballard HS Counseling Resources

BHS Counselors. Sonja, Maya, Tom, Gail and Katie

Counseling Center Overview

Carol Bristol
Counseling Secretary: Carol Bristol

Students are assigned to Ballard HS Counselors by the first letter of their last name. Our Counselors work with students to help them develop strategies for success in academics, social skills, and in considering their post-high school plans and career options.

They encourage students to become aware of their individual strengths, develop methods for dealing with difficulties, setting goals, and to make good choices and help students deal with social and emotional issues.

Mackenzie Fee
Social Worker: Mackenzie Fee

In addition to the Ballard Counseling Team, Ballard has a Social Worker; Mackenzie Fee, MSW who is available on Thurs, Friday, and every other Wed. Her office located in the Counseling Center offers a welcoming and safe space easily accessible for social or emotional support during the day. She offers professional guidance, navigating student life and situations and has resources connecting students and families to mental health & community information; helping remove any barriers to learning; social, emotional, and mental health.

Counseling Team Quick Resources

Students! Book an Appointment 

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Select a service and Counselor/Social Worker. Enter First & Last name, SPS email address (receive a confirmation email and link.)

Note: Students can book appointments via the Counselors Schoology as well. Please make sure to use the drop down staff menu to select your counselor. Book an Appointment Today!

Career Connected Learning & Career & Technical Education

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What is Career Connected Learning and CTE?

Career Connected Learning is a career awareness program for rising Seattle students to explore careers, meet a variety of industry professionals, and build an initial career and education plan. Business partners and students can become involved through service-learning projects, work experience, and internships.

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Career Connected Learning

  • a businessperson visiting a classroom to talk about what they do.
  • a job shadow where a young person learns more about an occupation or business.
  • an internship or a registered apprenticeship where youth are paid while they learn hands-on skills.

CCL Coordinators provide students with information on careers, post-secondary education opportunities, administer career assessment tools, plan on-site presentations, workshops, manage communication and organize career fairs. Refer to the district Regional Internship page for current opportunities. Learn more about internships and Work Based Learning on the district Career Connected Learning page.

Refer to the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Virtual Showcase to see what’s happening around Seattle Public Schools and the CTE Overview page too!

The Role of Career-Connected Learning Coordinator (CCLC)

CCL Coordinators provide students with information about jobs, internships, worksite learning, career pathways and post-secondary education opportunities. These certificated teachers can administer career assessments such as Naviance, plan on site presentations and workshops, manage school-wide internship communication, recruit pathway speaker panels and implement career fairs. Reach out to the Ballard HS Career Connected Learning Coordinator: Brent Martin, if you have any questions.