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    Our digital media editor is creating a list of articles on our site that need higher resolution images. We’ll be working with volunteers to search digital archives for possible images/audio/video. This would be a fun project for students and easy to do from home if they have an internet connection. Contact: Jennifer Ott; Assistant Director | (206) 719-7062 (cell)

    Welcome to Ballard High School Service Learning

    Lindsay Squires is the Ballard High School Service Learning Coordinator.
    Lindsay meets with ninth graders in health class to help them find options that suit their interests, and she also meets with upperclassmen throughout the year. She maintains a Service Learning Bulletin Board inside the Counseling Office with opportunities for service learning.

    One of the graduation requirements for the Seattle School District is 60 hours of service learning. Service learning is giving time, without pay, to a non-profit or government agency. Service learning allows students to learn and to apply academic, social and personal skills through real hands on activities. Students make a difference and address authentic community needs. As part of service learning, students are asked to reflect and report on their experiences.

    Summer hours that your student completes that meet the service-learning requirement can be counted toward the 60-hour graduation requirement, except for incoming freshmen who can claim only 15 service learning hours in the summer before they start at Ballard High School

    Special recognition is given to students who have acquired 240 hours of service learning in their 4 years at Ballard High School. They will be recognized at the Senior Academic Awards Night.

    Updates To Follow |  Service Learning Opportunities

     Service Learning Opportunities 

    Looking for more Service Learning opportunities? Try exploring these sites:
    EarthCorps Seattle Parks and Recreation EventBrite volunteer events
    Volunteer Match Seattle (Need To Create An Account)
    Phinney Neighborhood Association

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

    and FAQs

    Important Service Learning Reminders: Service Learning involves learning, benefiting the community and a written reflection.  Service Learning must be done at a non-profit or governmental organization, the work must be unpaid, and your supervisors must be an adult. If you have any questions, see the Service Learning Coordinator or your Counselor before you start your Service Learning.  

    • Who can sign my Service Learning Documentation Form?  A supervisor or site contact from a non-profit or governmental organization must sign your Service Learning Documentation Form. A family member or peer cannot sign your Service Form.  
    • Where do I turn in my Service Hours Documentation?    Fully completed Service Learning Documentation can be turned in to the Ballard Counseling Office or dropped off in the Main Office.  Be sure to attach your completed Service Learning Documentation Form (both sides) to any paperwork (letters, certificates, etc) that you might be given during your Service Learning and make sure your paperwork is signed.
    • When is the Service Hours Documentation due for Seniors to earn the Above and Beyond Service Learning Award (240 or more hours)?  Fully completed Service Hours Documentation is due to the Counseling Office by TBD: May 13, 2020 in order to qualify for the award. If students already have 240 or more hours turned in to the counseling office, they do not need to do anything else in order to receive the award. Hours beyond the required 60 do not appear on The Source. To keep track of service hours beyond 60, visit Ms. Bristol in the counseling office. You can contact her at, or 206-252-1014.

    • The Above and Beyond Service Learning awards will be handed out at the Senior Academic Awards Night on TBD: June 3, 2020. If you cannot attend the Awards Night, you can pick up your medallion sometime after Awards Night from the counseling secretary, Carol Bristol.   Students can wear the Above and Beyond Service Learning medallion at their graduation.
    • When is the Senior Service Hours Documentation due for Graduation?  Fully completed Service Hours Documentation is due to the Counseling Office by TBD: Wed, May 13. Graduation requirements for Seattle Public Schools is 60 hours of Service Learning.

    • When and where is the Graduation Ceremony? The Graduation Ceremony will be held at Memorial Stadium on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5:30pm. 

    Forms and Information

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