Janna Ballmer

JH/HS Counselor


Mrs. Janna Ballmer is the school counselor. Ms. Ballmer works with students in smalls groups or individually as well as facilitating whole class presentations. She can be contacted at jballmer@fayettesch.org.

As a district we have implemented PBIS, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The purpose of PBIS to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of schools and other agencies. PBIS improves social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities and students from underrepresented groups. As a part of PBIS, we also use PAX. The PAX Good Behavior Game is a universal preventive intervention used by teachers and schools to teach self-regulation, self-management, and self-control in young people.

Students must complete the following to receive a high school diploma:

  • Course Completion: Students will satisfy the State of Ohio’s curriculum requirements and any additional Local Educational Authorities requirements. Students will complete Fayette Local School District's requirements, earning 21 credits.

  • Competency Demonstration: Students must demonstrate competency in math and English by passing the state’s Algebra I and English II tests. A student who has taken a test more than once without passing and has received remedial support are able to show competency through one of the options below:

1. Demonstrate two career focused activities*: readiness and technical skill through foundational and supporting options.

Foundational option: (1.) a 12-point industry credential, (2.) a pre-apprenticeship or acceptance into an approved apprenticeship program.

Supporting option: (1.) Work-based learning, (2.) earn the required score on WorkKeys Earn the OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal [*At least one of the two must be a Foundational skill];

2. Enter into a contract to enlist in the military upon graduation.

3. Earn credit for one math and/or one English course through College Credit Plus.

  • Readiness Demonstration: Students must earn two of the twelve diploma seal options, ONE of which must be defined by the State of Ohio to demonstrate academic, technical and professional readiness for careers, college, the military or self-sustaining professions.

  • Seals toward graduation can be earned at any time during a student’s high school career.