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    The UW Summer Youth Program is recruiting high school volunteers. Currently we are in need of a volunteer to work with a special needs student Monday-Friday, July 22-26 from 9am-Noon. A small stipend is available. Students who are interested should complete and return the attached application as soon as possible. 

    KEXP Youth DJs | KEXP is excited to present a free education program teaching youth the art of music curation and radio. Working with KEXP DJs, young music-lovers will gain knowledge and training in music curation, public speaking, board operation, physical and digital asset management, and recording. Youth will also gain insight into non-commercial public community radio with classes taking place right here at the KEXP studio. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?  Youth ages 15-19 with a passion for music. ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: Fully-funded eight-week instruction, Transportation stipend, Snacks provided. TO APPLY: Visit 90.TEEN for more info or View the Visit.90 TEEN application page.  Application deadline is Monday, May 13th. 


    1. Thurs May 23 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm UW Seattle Campus Savery Hall Room 168, $150 | REGISTRATION INFORMATION 
    2. Tues May 21, and 28 from 4:30-7:30 pm Othello UW Commons Conference Room (4200 S. Othello St., Seattle, WA 98118), $150 | REGISTRATION INFORMATION | University of Washington Women's Center
      Campus Box 353070 | Cunningham Hall | 4101 George Washington Lane, Seattle, WA 98195 | phone 206.685.1090 / fax 206.685.4490

    JOB BOARD | After School or Weekend Job, Intern?

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    Museum of History & Industry is now accepting applications for our 2019-20 MOHAI Youth Advisors (MYA) program! Youth Advisors ages 14-18 make the museum more welcoming for their peers by finding fun and creative ways to connect teens with MOHAI, and providing input on the development of museum programming and exhibits. MYA offers PAID positions for a ten-month commitment (September-June), with twelve spots available in our 2019-20 MYA group. Students can find out more information and apply through our website at The online application is due no later than June 30th.

    – collecting for Census Bureau. If you are 18 or turning 18 in the next year, the Census Bureau is looking to hire high school-age students. You get to learn about the government and data collection, plus make up to $25 per hour with flexible hours. Contact the Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339 TTY/ASCII or

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

    The Federal Trade Commission Northwest Regional Office in Seattle is hiring a summer intern for administrative and office support! The vacancy announcement can be found under Students and recent graduates under the Federal Trade Commission on The announcement number is EEO-2019-0001. Please contact Nicole Worley 206-220-4478 or with any other questions.

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    Job Board located outside the Counseling Center too! 

    Ballard High School 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


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    BHS Course Catalog
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    9-11 Last Day of School Schedule
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    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