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    Welcome to the Counseling Center 

    ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED THROUGH APRIL 24

    Following Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamation on March 12, 2020, all Seattle Public Schools will be closed through at least April 24. All school building activities including school day instruction, child care, preschool, athletics/sports, health services, enrichment, etc. are canceled until further notice.

    Please read the latest update from Seattle Public Schools.

    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, 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 and 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.  Your counselor will sign your pass so that you may return to class.

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    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 HS is happy to host non-profit colleges and universities on campus. Visits are administered via CounselorCommunity.com. 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 NW 65th street. Check in at the main office and you will be directed to the Counseling Center. Contact Carol Bristol at chbristol@seattleschools.org if you have any questions.



    JOB BOARD | After School or Weekend Job, Intern?

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    CHECK THE BHS JOB BOARD 

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

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

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    Contact Information

    Carol Bristol
    Counseling Secretary

    206-252-1014
    chbristol@seattleschools.org

    Sonja Petersen | Counselor
    Student List A - Ci
    206-252-1106 | Mon - Thurs
    slpetersen@seattleschools.org

    Sarah Bowman | Counselor
    Student List Cj - Han
    206-252-1011
    sabowman@seattleschools.org

    Tom Kramer | Head Counselor
    Student List Hao - Mci 
    206-252-1102
    tkramer@seattleschools.org

    Gail Olson Laing | Counselor
    Student List Mcj - Sch
    206-252-1103
    gsolsonlaing@seattleschools.org

    Leti Bravo | Counselor
    Student List Sci - Z
    206-252-1104
    lrbravo@seattleschools.org

    Katie Huguenin
    Counseling Dept. Tasks/Projects



    School Psychologists
    Nicole Garrie | Michelle Dorman
    206-252-1108 | 206-252-1187
    nlgarrie@seattleschools.org
    mjdorman@seattleschools.org

    Mike Broom
    Testing Coordinator

    206-252-1107
    mrbroom@seattleschools.org

    Lisa Coacher
    Academic Intervention Specialist

    206-252-1107
    ljcoacher@seattleschools.org

    Hailey Ortega Villarreal
    504/Academic Intervention Specialist

    hjortegavill@seattleschools.org

    Helen Maynard
    College/Career Specialist
    206-252-1012
    hbmaynard@seattleschools.org

    Lindsay Squires
    Service Learning

    206-252-1015
    lesquires@seattleschools.org

    Kim Nickerson
    Registrar

    206-252-1105
    kdnickerson@seattleschools.org

    BHS Teen Health Center
    206-781-6400

    Updated 3/13/2020