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    Have You Completed Your FAFSA?

    FAFSA logoBallard High School Counselors want you to know that completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important thing you can do to get financial aid for college. The FAFSA is a free online application for financial aid eligibility for college. The FAFSA is a form that determines your financial need, allowing you to be eligible for federal financial aid including some merit-based scholarships—awards based on talent and academics that still require you to file the FAFSA. The FAFSA is used by schools to put together your federal student aid package. This package can include grants for college, work-study, federal student loans, state and school financial aid, and merit scholarships. 

    Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible. Federal student aid applications began Oct 1 at Federal financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, know your deadlines and apply as early as you can to maximize your financial aid.

    SENIOR FAMILIES! Give your student a jump-start on their college education and save money by taking advantage of the Seattle Promise Scholarship and success program at Seattle Colleges. With two years of tuition-free college your student can dive into their studies and find an educational path that leads them to a career they love. Application deadline is February 15, 2020. For more information you can refer to Kelsey Peronto the Ballard HS Contact or come to the Seattle Promise Info Opportunities at Ballard HS on Wed, Jan 8 & Wed, Feb 5 from 8:45am - 4:00pm.

    Academy for Rising Educators

    Seattle Public Schools High School Seniors: The application for the Academy of Rising Educators is now open. If you are a high school senior who wants to become a teacher: Visit the ARE webpage to learn more and/or apply to the ARE at Seattle Central College Pathway 

    You must plan to submit the needed materials to your school counselor at least two school weeks prior to a college deadline for letters of recommendation.

    There are three items needed: 1) the College Application and Deadline List, 2) the answers to the questions in the packet (word processed), and 3) a resume or activity log. Refer back to the Post High School Planning Resource Guide your received in your senior LA class.

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    Visit the Assessments Overview page for important updates regarding SAT & ACT and AP Exam and Score information.

    Visit College Visits & Events for college visits and the SPS and BHS Scholarship Bulletins for Scholarships.

    Visit BHS Publications for the BHS Newsletter & more!

    Visit the Service Learning page for SL opportunities and deadlines.

    Visit the Senior Calendar for senior specific events and the Ballard Calendar for a complete listing of all Ballard School Events.


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    SENIOR SPREE | Tickets On Sale Now!

    SPREE Candy Roll with 2020Senior SPREE will take place after graduation. | Graduation is Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5:30PM at Memorial Stadium.

    What is Senior SPREE? Senior SPREE has been a BHS tradition for nearly 30 years! It is an ALL NIGHT graduation party that is one final night together the same night as graduation. Visit the SPREE page for all the details!

    Running Start

    Running Start students must take full responsibility for keeping up-to-date on what's happening at Ballard High School, including important dates and deadlines (PSAT Tests, Winter Ball, Senior Prom, Ordering Graduation Supplies, Graduation Rehearsal Dates and Times, Senior Meetings and any other Senior related event). To stay up to date about Ballard High School key dates, sign up for the BHS Newsletter or email

    Visit the BHS News Publications page and sign up for and stay informed of deadlines.

    Ballard High School Graduation
    Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

    Black Graduation Cap with Red tassel10:00 a.m. MANDATORY Rehearsal Memorial Stadium

    Students are responsible for finding their own way to the rehearsal at Memorial Stadium. Senior arrival time to graduation TBA at rehearsal.

    5:30 p.m. Ballard HS Graduation at Memorial Stadium. Families do not need tickets for graduation. Plenty of seating is available.

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