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    Services Provided at Ballard High School

    The Resources & Services provided at Ballard High School are listed below with a short description - Select a title to visit that topic for additional important detailed information.


    Attendance Secretary: Alice March |

    Please send an email or a written note to the Attendance Office with Attendance Information for Late Arrivals, Early Departures and Absences within 3 school days. View this Early Dismissal FAQ for more details. Important! Absences cannot be excused by phone. For a list of Absence Forms and more info visit the Attendance page. Office Location: Upstairs Foyer | Phone: 206-252-1009 | Hours: 7:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

    Service Learning

    Lindsay Squires is our Service Learning Coordinator. She is on campus two days (Tues & Fri) per week. She meets with every ninth grader in health class to help them find options that suit their interests, and she also meets with upperclassmen throughout the year. She also maintains a Service Learning Opportunities bulletin board outside the Counseling Office where she posts opportunities for Service Learning.

    Ballard Teen Health Center

    Did you know that your son or daughter can get health care at the Ballard High School Teen Health Center? Students, did you know that you can come to the Teen Health Center to receive confidential mental health therapy before, during, and after school? Please come by the Teen Health Center or call 206-781-6400 or visit the Teen Health Center (THC) webpage to get more information.

    The Teen Health Center is located in the Commons next to the Security Office, and is operated by Swedish Medical Center, with funding support from the City of Seattle's Families and Education Levy.

    Ballard School Nurse

    Annette Cologna, RN, is Ballard High School’s School Nurse. Her responsibility is to help BHS students get the appropriate treatment for their current health issues. She also assists students and staff regarding how a health condition can affect student learning. The School Nurse refers students to the Ballard Teen Health Center or outside providers as needed. Visit the School Nurse webpage for more information and to download forms.

    Counseling Center

    The Ballard High School 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.

    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. Visit the Counseling Center webpage for additional information.

    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.

    ORCA Card | Shuttle Bus Transportation

    Returning students attending Ballard HS should receive an ORCA Card information/flyer in the mail before school starts from Transportation. Please read carefully and have students use the 1 day temporary pass and on the back sign the "conditions use" and students will exchange that form for an ORCA card. Visit the BHS Transportation page for more information.

    Grade Level Resources

    Visit the Grade Level Resources for additional information on all Grades - Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior.

    Ballard HS Form & SPS Forms | 2019-20

    Visit the Forms page for Ballard HS forms as well as the Seattle Public Schools required parent/guardian and student notification Start of School Forms which are available to view and download on-line each year.

    In addition, the Ballard HS Start of School Packets were sent home with students in September. Please update and return any forms that apply to your family to the Main Office or complete online.