Be the Captain of your ship!
It is never too early to begin thinking about a career in the Maritime Industries. Whether you are bound to a 4- year university or bound for a certification as a maritime welder, Ballard High School Maritime Academy (BMA) in Seattle WA is a great place to get started!
Did you know there are over 250,000 maritime related jobs in the Puget Sound? Many of those jobs are held by people that will be retiring in the next few years. With the King County maritime industry growing by 3.5 % during the recession and payroll growing by 20% this means a future with abundant good paying jobs. The maritime industry is a vital part of WA state’s economy, worth $30 billion. (Click here for the report.)
Did you know that BMA is supported by NOAA, California Maritime Academy, and many businesses in the Pacific NW maritime industry?
Join BMA and get hands-on experiences that give you real skills to give you an advantage as you prepare for careers on or around the water! From becoming the Captain of a ship to an interior designer to an engineer to a scientist studying the effects of climate change on our oceans – BMA has something for you!
Check out some videos made by BMA students.
Apply to be a part of BMA.
Buy tickets for the May 30th graduation celebration plus auction dinner! More information at the fundraising dinner page.
Find out more about BMA’s curriculum and faculty.
Help steer the course for current and future BMA students – Join the BMA Steering Committee. Meetings usually happen the second Tuesday of the month in John Foster’s room from 16:00-17:30
Next meetings May 14th, June 11th – email for more information.
Auction: Join us at our fund-raising dinner on May 30th, 2019.
I’m interested in the program and when classes begin
The Ballard High School Maritime Academy classes follow the Seattle Public school system.
I was wondering if your school teaches sailing classes for larger multi mast ships?
Our program does not teach sailing. Our students take a field trip every year to Sail Sand Point here in Seattle WA.
Is this program available to students living outside of the Seattle school district boundaries?
Unfortunately, no it is not open to students outside of Ballard High School.
What are the restrictions on residency for admissions?
This is a program within Ballard High School in Seattle WA. Students must be Ballard High School students to enroll.