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    Welcome to the Counseling Center

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    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 sFtudents 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.


    To make an appointment with your counselor, students 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 visit the Running Start page and schedule an appointment to meet with their Counselor and get their forms signed before enrolling in the Running Start program.

    Rep Visits

    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. Please contact Carol Bristol at if you have any additional questions.

    JOB BOARD | After School or Weekend Job, Intern?

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    The BHS Counseling Center Job Board is located outside the Counseling Center.


    Ballard High School only shares these postings and does not endorse any of these businesses.

    Contact Information

    Carol Bristol
    Counseling Secretary


    Sonja Petersen | Counselor
    Student List A - Ci
    206-252-1106 | Mon - Thurs

    Sarah Bowman | Counselor
    Student List Cj - Han

    Tom Kramer | Head Counselor
    Student List Hao - Mci 

    Gail Olson Laing | Counselor
    Student List Mcj - Sch 

    Leti Bravo | Counselor
    Student List Sci - Z

    Katie Huguenin
    Counseling Dept. Tasks/Projects

    Updated 9/15/2019

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

    College Career Specialist - TBA

    Lisa Coacher | Mike Broom
    Academic Intervention Specialists


    Lindsay Squires
    Service Learning


    Kim Nickerson


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