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    ATTN: Senior Parents/Guardians & Students | New Scholarships Just Posted
    Please visit the BHS College Info & Scholarships page as well as the Senior page OFTEN for the most current information and last minute updates.

    BHS Students!   Need help with homework?   Stop by the library after school and get connected with some support to help you get your homework tackled quickly!

    Attention Juniors!

    Ballard HS is hosting a College Fair with general information sessions on Tuesday, March 27th. The fair will be held in the Commons from 6-7pm, with rotating information sessions from 7-8pm, which will be held in classrooms. The event concludes at 8pm. Information sessions will cover the following topics: WUE/Out of State Options, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Public/Private Universities, Liberal Arts, and 2 year to 4 year transfers. View the list of participating colleges flyer.

    All grade levels are welcome but the information will be targeted to juniors.

    Interested in learning how to fly an airplane?
    For those students who are 16+, Cascade Warbirds is offering aviation scholarships.
    Cascade Warbirds has teamed with Galvin Flight Training at Boeing Field, Seattle, WA, to provide the scholarship recipient with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights. The ground school portion comprises classroom lectures, visual presentations, group discussions, practical exercises, and field trips over a period of approximately 55 hours. Classes generally meet two weeknights per week for two and one-half hours and one Saturday per week for four hours over a period of six weeks. Successful completion of this Private Pilot Ground School will qualify the student to take the FAA’s Private Pilot Written Exam. Deadline is February 28th, 2018.

    PSAT Results were released in December 2017 | Students who took the PSAT on Oct. 11th can log onto their College Board Account in order to view their scores. If you would like to learn more about how to understand your scores, get tips for preparing for the SAT or need assistance with your College Board account, come to the Ballard Counseling Center. BHS counselors are there to help.

    Students will receive their original PSAT test booklets along with their score report in their LA class before Winter Break. 11th graders will also receive a SAT student guide (link provided below). Running Start students will need to pick up their information from the counseling office.  Visit the Ballard Website PSAT page for more information and helpful tips! 

    We Are Teachers | Minority Students entering STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematics) degrees should check out the site  The individual scholarships offered in the link are incorporated in the BHS Scholarship page.  Minorities and women make up a small percentage of the science, engineering and architectural workforce. Let’s change this! We have some of the best STEAM scholarships available to students looking to pursue degrees in these fields. Share these with your students, parents, and fellow educators. Together, we can encourage and diversify the next generation of architects, engineers, creators, and innovators.

    Looking for an after school or weekend job?

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    Check the 
    Job Board  located outside the Counseling Center!  Past jobs have included a Seattle Sounders paid internship and Conservation Association positions.

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

    Counseling Secretary Carol Bristol

    Phone: 206-252-1014
    Fax: 206-252-1001

    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 Kelly Flanagan | Ballard HS College Career Specialist at | 206-252-1012

    Contact Information

    Carol Bristol
    Counseling Secretary

    Sonja Petersen
    Counselor A - Bn (9th-12th)
                   T - Z   (9th-11th)

    Sarah Bowman
    Counselor Bo - Ga

    Tom Kramer
    Counselor Gb - Ll

    Brenda Day
    Counselor Lm - Ro

    Georgia Turkovich Tues & Thurs
    Counselor Rp - S (9th-11th)
                   Rp - Z (12th)

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

    Kelly Flanagan 
    College Career Specialist

    Lisa Coacher | Mike Broom
    Academic Intervention Specialists

    Grayce Mitchell
    Service Learning 206-252-1015

    Stephanie Waters

    Teen Health Center


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