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Welcome to the Guidance Department

Here to partner with you every step of the way.

ARS Guidance offers comprehensive services and programs including information on scholarships, college choices, technical schools, financial aid information, career choices,  graduation requirements and personal counseling.  

Our priority is student success.  The guidance department at Athens Renaissance School works passionately and diligently to empower every student with the resources, skills and support necessary for a successful launch upon graduation.  We meet with students throughout the school year to ensure they are on the path to graduation and to initiate post-secondary planning for their futures.  Career counseling, technical school, college options and graduation status information are continually reviewed and improved upon. 

As an ARS student, your guidance experience is uniquely tailored to meet your needs and support you in striving toward your objectives. Fundamentally, we believe in the value and potential of every student.  It is our honor and privilege to serve you.

Guidance Links


Mrs. Britney Carter

Mrs. Britney Carter was born and raised in Athens, Alabama. She began her career in education in 2012 after graduating from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Mrs. Carter later continued her education and received her Masters in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama in 2021.

Mrs. Carter, who has been a part of the Athens Renaissance team since 2017, is the elementary and middle school guidance counselor. She also currently serves as the 4-H liaison and co-sponsor of the National Honor Society. Mrs. Carter prides ARS as being a place where all students can come as they are and be celebrated for their unique contributions to the learning environment.


9-12 Counselor


Lorri Haynes

I am Lorri Haynes, the Guidance Counselor at Athens Renaissance School.  I am a native Athenian and graduate of Athens High School.  I bring over a decade of experience as a high school counselor to the ARS team.  I hold my Master of Art in Education & School Counseling from the University of North Alabama.  I earned my undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Alabama.

I believe in the value and potential of every student.  It is my honor and privilege to serve the students of Athens Renaissance.

Phone: 256-771-7147

Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. Education & School Counseling, University of North Alabama B.S. Education, University of Alabama