Ballard High School

High School
Student Check Lists By Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12

Grade 11 Junior

Welcome BHS Juniors!

Class Spirit Color is Red!

Welcome Ballard HS Juniors and Class of 2026! Enjoy your Junior year!

Career and College Planning Checklist


  • Review your course schedule–take the most challenging and appropriate classes for your abilities.
  • Stay involved in extracurricular activities—balance fun with academics.
  • Continue developing your college list with the name of schools you might apply.

Use the following websites to help in your Career and College search:



  • Keep your grades up–use any resources available to help you get the most out of your classes.
  • Register and Pay for any AP Exam(s) by due date. (AP Exams will be in May)
  • Continue gathering information about potential colleges you might apply to senior year.


  • Incorporate studying for the ACT or SAT in your daily work.
  • Check grades and seek help for academic areas you may be struggling with now.


  • Plan your classes for Senior year—check in with your counselor.
  • Review your PSAT/NMSQT results and determine if you might benefit from SAT prep.
  • Keep studying for the ACT or SAT.


  • Make the end of the 1st semester a good one—keep studying/working!
  • Plan your ACT or SAT test taking schedule for this Spring and the Fall of senior year.
  • Start researching summer opportunities including internships, jobs, volunteer work, summer programs, etc.


  • Register for any ACT, SAT or SAT Subject tests for this Spring and the Fall of senior year, if you have not already.
  • Attend any Spring College Fairs


  • Check grades and keep working hard.
  • Visit colleges during Spring Break or continue researching them online during your time off.
  • Start a writing folder making your initial responses to essay prompts for college applications. Use the prompts from the Common Application, University of Washington or other colleges, if available on their websites.


  • Prepare a resume, use the Activities Log worksheet to help
  • Possible ACT, SAT or SAT Subject Tests to take
  • Take the AP Exams (if applicable)


  • Finish out your classes on a positive note.
  • Take any ACT, SAT or SAT Subject Tests you may have scheduled.
  • Contact two teachers who know you well and ask if they would write a recommendation letter—make sure to give them a copy of your resume.

Virtual College Visits via Naviance

  1. Log in to Naviance via Clever (Student Portal)
  2. Go to “What’s New” to see the list, and then click on “more info” to sign up for the visits you are interested in attending.
  3. Log in to Naviance and the link will be available at the same place you registered online.
  4. It is under colleges > visits.


Resources are posted as they become available.

Service Learning Information

The Service Learning graduation requirement is currently 60-hours. For more information and current service learning opportunities please visit BHS Service Learning.

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