School Counseling

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Mt. Ararat High School Counseling Department!

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School Counselors are professional educators with an emotional health perspective who understand and respond to challenges presented by diverse student populations. School counselors provide Academic, Career and Personal Social counseling to help students foster personal growth, acquire positive social skills, set appropriate career goals and develop their unique potential. We work collaboratively with students, teachers, parents and administrators to help students become engaged learners, raise aspirations and achieve their post secondary goals in order to become productive contributing members of the community.

At Mt. Ararat we assign students to counselors alphabetically as follows:

Class of 2020 (Freshman)
  • Christy McAllaster (A-G)
  • Debbie Ludwig (H-O)
  • Krista Chase (P-Z)
Class of 2019 (Sophomores)
  • Christy McAllaster (A-G)
  • Debbie Ludwig (H-O)
  • Krista Chase (P-Z)

Class of 2018 (Juniors)

  • Christy McAllaster (A-F)
  • Debbie Ludwig (G-O)
  • Krista Chase (P-Z)

Class of 2017 (Seniors)

  • Christy McAllaster (A-F)
  • Debbie Ludwig (G-L)
  • Krista Chase (M-Z)


We work with students to develop many skills including the following: self-advocacy, problem-solving, resiliency, promoting rigor and challenge to student curricula, adaptability to diverse teaching and learning styles. We help students research their interests, skills, aptitudes in order to select appropriate coursework and career path. We help facilitate communication between teachers and families, as needed.


School counselors provide short-term counseling opportunities to help students access their education. In addition, we provide responsive services in personal and family crisis situations. When conflicts arise, counselors help students negotiate peer relationships and foster positive decision making. Support is provided to students through knowledge and awareness of social media.

We celebrate diversity and work with students who struggle to fit in.


Thinking about life after high school? School counselors are here to assist! Counselors can help you research colleges and post-secondary schools, find information about financial aid and scholarships, meet representatives from colleges and military branches and develop a plan for entering the workforce.

For those choosing to apply to college, counselors work closely with seniors early in the year to begin the exciting college application process. It is never too early to begin thinking about college. Please talk to your counselor at any point during your high school career to begin exploring ideas!

All Mt. Ararat High School sophomores and juniors are required to complete a college campus visit as an Advisory requirement. The visit must include an Admissions Office presentation and tour. Students who did not participate in a Mt. Ararat organized trip may complete this requirement by visiting a college campus with a parent or guardian and returning the Independent Campus Visit form to the Guidance Department for verification.

Click the links below to visit these School Counseling Department resources:

ACT Test Site
The Official FAFSA site
The College Board (SAT)
FAME - The Finance Authority of Maine
Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund
Directory of Community-Based Services
Post-secondary and college planning info
Mt. Ararat High School Profile 2017-2018
Mt. Ararat High School Handbook 2017-2018

Mt. Ararat High School Support Services
Mt. Ararat High School Program of Studies 2017-2018

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Community-Based Services and Assistance

The School Counseling Department seeks to help students obtain appropriate support to maximize their educational potential. These services are provided either directly by counselors or through referrals to in-school resources, such as the school nurse, substance abuse counselor, Student Assistance Team, or Special Services staff. To enhance these services, we also provide a list of community-based services.

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