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Mrs. Bridges is in the Counselor's office each day.  

E-mail messages are encouraged at: mlbballard15@gmail.com


Please click on the green links below to access important information provided for parents and students.


A+ Program

Ballard High School applied for A+ designation in 2009. The class of 2013 is the first eligible class to have the opportunity to qualify for free college tuition pending the continuation of program support from the state legislature.

Ballard High School graduates who meet specific A+ criteria will be eligible to receive reimbursement for tuition and general fees to attend any public community college or vocational or technical school in the state of Missouri for two years (up to six semesters) once official designation is granted.

Please click the following link for complete A+ Program information:  Ballard R-2 A+ Packet


Scholarships are listed (using the link to the left under Counselor) as completely as possible and updated as information is received.  As always, if the information is unclear or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Bridges.  Current year scholarship opportunities are arriving daily.  If you see ** by a scholarship name and/or deadline, it is still last year's information.  Watch the scholarship page often for updated information.(Most recent update 3/18/2016.)


Area Tech Opportunities

There are several opportunities for technical training in the surrounding area.  Many of these can be funded by scholarships earned by completing the A+ program.  To view a sampling of these, please follow this link: Area Technical Training


MAP and EOC Testing

MAP testing for grades 3 - 8 will be announced as soon as possible.

EOC (End of Course) testing for Senior High students will be announced as soon as possible.

2016/2017 District Assessment Plan & Schedule



ACT Test Dates.  Dates are listed for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 school years.

SIGNING UP FOR THE ACT?  Before you click on the link below review the Big 6.

  1. Ballard's School Code is: 260 410.
  2. You do not need to take the Writing part.
  3. They let you send your score to schools (colleges) free - take advantage of this.
  4. Yes, if you retake later, they will take your highest scores.
  5. When signing up, you do not need to be "exact" when answering the grade/interest questions.
  6. Print Out your admission ticket.

Remember you need a credit card...here is the link:  http://www.actstudent.org

Students who qualify for free or reduced priced lunches can apply through the Counselor for an ACT fee waiver.  This can be done two times.  Contact Mr. Franklin for information.

WANT TO PRACTICE?  A 'Question of the Day' is provided at  http://www.actstudent.org

ALSO...this year all Juniors are required to take the ACT.  This will be administered to Ballard Juniors at no charge to the student in April 2016, here at Ballard R-II School.  


ASVAB Testing

Beginning with the 2014/15 school year, all sophomores will be now taking the ASVAB at Ballard R-II yearly.  Please utilize this link for more ASVAB information.  For information on understanding your ASVAB score, please click here.



2017/2018 Jr. High/High School Class Schedule


Personal Plan of Study for High School Students.  It is helpful for students to make a tentative 4-year plan for their high school studies.  This document, as well as class offerings, will be adapted as necessary.



Character Education List


Summer Opportunites - There are several opportunities available, in a wide variety, and for varied ages.