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    Please Note! Ballard HS counselors will be out of the office on Tues, March 26th all day. Please plan accordingly.

    Fall Registration SPS 8 Graders & New SPS Students

    Bellevue College is offering proctored mock SAT tests
    . Here is an opportunity for your son/daughter to practice the SAT, in-person, and receive a detailed score report that highlights their strengths and indicates areas for growth. Please use the link to sign-up.

    SUMMER ENRICHMENT SCHOLARSHIPS GRADES 9 - 11 ! | Assistance League of Seattle. We award scholarships of up to $500 to Seattle middle and high school students currently in grades 6-11 for summer enrichment programs, such as overnight camp, music, science art and more. Last year we awarded 55 scholarships to middle and high school students attending Seattle Schools. Visit  Assistance League for more info and to download an application. Must be postmarked March 31.  Contact, Marci Clevenger at

    Summer 2019 ASM High School Materials Science and Engineering Camp at the UW | The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is pleased to announce the Summer 2019 ASM Materials Camp at the University of Washington in Seattle. The 2019 dates are July 8-13, 2019. The camp is for rising High School Juniors and Seniors in Fall 2019. The camp is FREE; MatCamp is a day camp, so no housing is available. Please suggest that all students looking for a STEM summer camp and/or a free activity to support their college applications to look into our camp. Applications are due 5pm Friday April 5th, 2019. Visit the website for more details flyer and an application. 

    JOB BOARD | After School or Weekend Job?

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    Shen Zen Tea, Kombucha Brewers job opportunity!  View attached Flyer and talk to Ms Maynard in the Counseling Center for more details.

    Check the 
    Job Board located outside the Counseling Center too! 

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

    Welcome to the Ballard HS Counseling Center

    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 students 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.

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

    RepVisits  | 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. Ask for Helen Maynard | Ballard HS College Career Specialist at


    June 2019 Finals Details Letter
    9th Gr Orientation Packet
    College Visits & Events
    BHS Course Catalog
    Student/Parent Handbook
    Service Learning Opportunities
    Student/Parent Info By Grade

    1st Semester Academic Deadlines
    2nd Semester Academic Deadlines 

    Contact Information

    Carol Bristol
    Counseling Secretary


    Sonja Petersen | Counselor
    Student List A - Cig
    (A - Coh Seniors)

    206-252-1106 | Mon - Thurs

    Sarah Bowman | Counselor
    Student List Cih - Han
    (Coi - Ha Seniors)


    Tom Kramer | Head Counselor
    Student List Hao - Mci 
    (Hb - Mi Seniors)


    Gail Olson Laing | Counselor
    Student List Mcj - Sch 
    (Mj - Sa Seniors)

    Leti Bravo | Counselor
    Student List Sci - Z
    (Sb - Z Seniors)

    Katie Huguenin
    Counseling Dept. Tasks/Projects

    Updated 1/13/2019

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

    Helen Maynard
    College Career Specialist

    Lisa Coacher | Mike Broom
    Academic Intervention Specialists

    Grayce Mitchell
    Service Learning 206-252-1015

    Kim Nickerson

    Teen Health Center