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    Breaking News!

    Note Tour Date Changes! 8th Grade Morning Tours (students & parents) Thursday, Feb 7 and Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 & 8th Grade/Prospective Student Evening Open House (students & parents) Thursday, Feb 7, 2019.   Learn More

    JOB BOARD | Want an After School or Weekend Job?

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    New! Job opportunity to work for the Seattle Sounders team. Applications are due Feb 8, 2019. * Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of getting an interview.
    YOUTHFORCE TEAMWORK is now hiring the next cohort of Sounders Interns! If you are interested in learning more about this internship opportunity, click the link to the application below. Feel free to direct all questions to Austin Bergeron: Here is a quick link to the application:

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

    TIPS - Teens In Public Service hires teens-ages 15-19 and provides them with paid summer internships working at a selection of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Seattle area. View the Application for more details. Due Feb 25, 2019.
    Check the Job Board located outside the Counseling Center too!  Past jobs have included a Seattle Sounders paid internship and Conservation Association positions.

    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


    9th Gr Orientation Packet
    College Visits & Events
    BHS Course Catalog
    Student/Parent Handbook 18-19
    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