Guidance Office

Information for local scholarships, other opportunities:

Local scholarship applications need to be turned in to Counselor Kara Curran. For more information, please contact her at 270-665-8400, ext. 2503, or email kara.curran@ballard.kyschools.us.
 
A description of local scholarships may be downloaded at right. Most local scholarships require a specific application form, which also may be found at right.

Links to other scholarships also may be found at right.

Counselor's Corner

Annual Destruction of Permanent Records

According to the state, permanent records may be shredded no sooner than five years after graduation from high school. Our annual records destruction will be held after June 1 of each year. For example, records from the class of 2014 will be destroyed this year (2019).
 
Graduates may pick up their records five years after their graduation date, and before June 1 of that year.
 
For more information, please contact BMHS Guidance Counselor Kara Curran at 270-665-8400, ext. 2503

ACT Information

ACT : All testing is done in the BMHS cafeteria. Students should be here no later than 7:45 a.m. and plan to stay until 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Dates are as follows:

See Testing Dates on actstudent.org

For ACT, Compass, WorkKeys, and ASVAB information and practice, please click the College and Career Readiness button, found in the column at left.

You can access the fre ACT prep site, PrepFactory, by clicking here. 

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