Welcome to the Athens Renaissance School 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.
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.
My priority is student success. I work passionately and diligently to empower every student with the resources, skills and support necessary for a successful launch from ARS upon graduation. I 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 will be continually reviewed.
I believe in the value and potential of every student. It is my honor and privilege to serve the students of Athens Renaissance.
Links of Interest From the Guidance Department
Federal Student Aid
Alabama Student Loan Program
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Alabama Counselor Connection Newsletter
Find the right college for you
How much does college really cost?
How much the government says your family can afford for college
Test Dates Central
U.S. Department of Education
College Funding Strategies