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    Helping Students Prepare for High School Graduation and Become College/Career Ready

    The Seattle Public Schools strategic plan outlines the goal of all students prepared for college, career and life. Our goal is college for all students, because we believe that education beyond high school is essential for success in the 21st century. We define college as any degree or certificate granting post-secondary institution or apprenticeship program.

    College Readiness

    There are many steps students should take to be prepared for college. From Advanced Placement courses and Running Start to school-day SAT, we have gathered some resources to help students learn about options that have during high school. Learn more about college readiness.


    Students use Naviance to explore colleges and career paths, analyze skills and talents and help them stay on track to reach academic goals. Naviance fosters post-high school planning communication and collaboration for students, counselors and families. Learn more about Naviance.

    Career Readiness

    Through Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, Seattle Skills Center and other learning experiences, our district is helping prepare students for life after high school graduation. Learn about career readiness.

    Visit the SPS Helping Students Prepare for High School Graduation and Become College/Career Ready page and the Ballard High School individual student pages below (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior & SPREE) for important events, deadlines & upcoming information for students, parents and guardians.

    Ballard High School Resources

    Refer to the Ballard HS Course Catalog and visit the specific grade level pages below.

    Freshman  |  Sophomore  |  Junior  |  Senior  | SPREE