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Counseling Center

Ballard HS Counseling Resources

Carol Bristol in Counseling Office at desk in front of computer
Ms. Bristol, Counseling Secretary Photo Credit: Talisman Anders McAllister

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 One-time/one-day visitors are allowed in buildings during the school day with the following requirements. Visitors must sign in in the Main Office and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours. Home tests will be accepted. Same day rapid antigen tests are highly recommended.

BHS Food Pantry! The BHS Counselors have partnered with the Ballard Food Bank to offer a Food Pantry at BHS for all students to access during the school day! Students can stop by Room S217 during the school day to grab food items to take home. We can also organize a take home bag for students or families to pick up. Please reach out to BHS Counselor Ms. Bowman to arrange at Learn More about the food pantry.

Job Board & Internships

Phinney Neighborhood Association
On Call Substitute Teacher Job
| Great Opportunity!

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Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Whittier Kids (WK) is a licensed, non-profit preschool and school age program onsite at Whittier Elementary School in the Ballard neighborhood. WK Substitute Teachers work with preschool and after school teams to provide fun and enriching experiences for kids from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Top candidates will express enthusiasm for playing with kids of all age groups. We will train! Whittier Kids offers opportunities for both pre-scheduled and on-call substitute shifts. Must be 18 years or older. position pays $17.00 – $19.00 per hour.

To Apply or Questions: Please email a cover letter indicating your interest, how you meet the minimum qualifications, and a resume to:

Hands-on Fisheries Internships in Alaska

Girl on Boat with a fish

Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association’s (ALFA’s) Crew Training Program application period is now open for the 2022 season for young adults, 18 and older. Formalized as part of ALFA’s Young Fishermen Initiative in 2015— in late 2017 ALFA was awarded funds to get more boots on deck statewide. Since 2015, ALFA has placed more than 100 apprentices on local fishing vessels in Southeast Alaska. Learn more on the ALFA site.

Miners Landing at Pier 57 in Seattle Historic Waterfront Hiring

Full and part time available, no experience necessary!

For More information, please contact the following:

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

Career Connected Learning (CCL)

CCL is an 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. 

Career connected learning can be as simple a job shadow where a young person learns more about an occupation or business. Or in some cases it can be an internship, or a registered apprenticeship, where youth are paid while they learn hands-on skills. CCL Coordinators exist to provide students work-based learning experiences. In addition the Coordinators provide information on careers, post-secondary education opportunities, administer career assessment tools, plan on site presentations and workshops, managing communication, and organize career fairs.

Refer to the jobs and information listed on the Counseling Center News for current opportunities. Learn more about internships and Career Connected Learning by visiting their webpages.

BHS Career Connected Learning Coordinator
Brent Martin,

Counselor Images
Registrar Ms Nickerson, Counseling Secretary Ms Bristol, Counselors: Ms. Bowman, Ms. Huguenin, Ms. Olson Laing, Ms. Peterson & Mr. Kramer

The Ballard HS Counseling Team

Counselors work with students to explain the credit system and help select courses and support students needs.

Counselors also monitor progress toward achieving graduation requirements, explore interests, and make plans for college application and career options.

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