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Ballard HS Counseling Resources

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Counseling Center Overview

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The BHS 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. Counselors encourage students to become aware of their individual strengths, develop methods for dealing with difficulties, setting goals, and to make good choices. Counselors also help students deal with social and emotional issues. Please visit the Counselor Schoology page for more resources. Visitors: Visitors must sign in in the Main Office.

Welcome Social Worker Mackenzie Fee, MSW

Mackenzie Fee

Mackenzie Fee is the new Ballard High School Social Worker. She splits her time with Whitman MS. She will be at Ballard on Mon, Tues, and every other Wed. She is located in the Counseling Center.

Her office offers a welcoming and safe space easily accessible to students. Students can utilize her throughout the day for any social or emotional support.

In person or virtual support (Lunch & Wed drop-ins available)

  • Connecting students/families to mental health & community resources
  • Helping remove any barriers to learning 
  • Social, emotional, mental health support 
  • Needing safe, quiet, welcoming space to reset during the day
  • Professional guidance navigating student life and situations 

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 also book appointments via the Counselors Schoology.

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Job Board & Internships


Kaspers Catering (Magnolia 34th & Emerson)

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We have positions currently open for students for Part Time Jobs. We offer some flexible schedules, good pay, delicious meals, and different positions to try out! Positions Available: Warehouse Assistance, Laundry, Dishwashers and Kitchen Helpers

These positions could advance to working at events – weddings, galas, and corporate events and this is a great learning opportunity in a fun and local location. During school year these positions are usually on Saturday and Sundays. Flexible hours available during the summer and school holidays. Please contact Lucas Weber at Location is 3656 34th Ave West, in Magnolia near Metropolitan Market. 

Quick Link Resources

Career Connected Learning (CCL)

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What is Career Connected Learning (CCL)?

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 and workshops, manage communication and organize career fairs. Refer to the district Regional Internship page for current opportunities.

Refer to the jobs and information listed on the Ballard HS Counseling Center News for more opportunities. Learn more about internships and Work Based Learning as well as more information on the district site regarding Career Connected Learning.

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.