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The Mission of James S. Rickards High School is to produce graduates with skills and competencies to succeed on local, state, national, and international levels and who are responsible, self-supporting, and productive members of our society.

The Vision for Rickards High School is to provide students with a caring, supportive learning environment that allows them to reach their maximum potential through quality programs, instruction and experiences.

Principal Doug Cook

Principal's Message

The James S. Rickards Administrators, faculty and staff hope that you are enjoying your summer vacation and looking forward to the new 2014-2015 academic year. As we prepare, here are a few dates to keep in mind:
• Orientation: Friday, August 15, 2014 8:30-10:00am
• Students Report to School: Monday, August 18, 2014
Don't forget to look out for the 2014-2015 School Bus Routes.
Principal Douglas Cook


Summer Assignments
Summer Assignments
Summer Assignments for academic year 2014/15 are being added as they become available.
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  • EOC Retake Schedule
    US HistoryJuly 21
    BiologyJuly 22
    GeometryJuly 23
    AlgebraJuly 24
    PERT*July 2, July 10, July 17, and July 31
    *All PERT testing will begin at 8:30AM. Any student who did not earn proficiency on the Algebra 1 End-of-Course Exam is eligible to take this alternative test on any of the dates listed above. Scores will be available immediately after testing is complete. Students who earn proficiency on the PERT will not be required to retake the Algebra 1 EOC Exam.

  • Report Card/Diploma Distribution
    JSRHS 2014 graduates can pick up their diplomas, report cards, and transcripts from the Registrar's Office between 7AM and 12PM, Monday – Thursday. Report Cards for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will be mailed home on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Included with the report cards will be individual student reports for FCAT Reading, FCAT Writing, US History EOC, Biology EOC, Geometry EOC, and Algebra EOC. Additionally, student course requests for the 2014-2015 school year will be sent home.

  • Course Request Changes
    Counselors will be available July 16th and July 17th to assist with course request changes. These will be the only two dates in which students and parents will be permitted to make changes to student's schedules. After this date, only changes related to promotion and/or graduation will be permitted. Look for a follow-up listserv regarding times and locations for July 16th and July 17th.

  • 2014-2015 Guidance Counselor Assignments
    Entered 9th Grade:Guidance Counselor:
    2011-2012Mrs. Thompson
    2012-2013Mrs. Schmeckenbecher
    2013-2014Ms. Jones
    2014-2015Mrs. Bostic
    IB Dean of CurriculumMr. Varn

  • Summer Reading on Edmodo
    For students of all grades wishing to participate in online reading discussions with other Rickards classmates and teachers.
    View Flyer for Full Details »

  • Rickards Summer Guidance Hours
    Guidance counselors vary for the summer
    A counselor will be available Wednesdays and Thursdays
    From 8:00am – 12:00pm

  • Guide To Graduation
    The high school graduation requirements for students entering 9th grade in 2014-2015 from Leon County Schools is now available. This guide and graduation requirements for all cohorts are available on our Guidance Resources page.
    View All Graduation Requirements Cohorts »

  • EOC/FCAT Test Scores
    Individual score reports for FCAT and EOC courses will be available for pickup in the main office from 7:30am-5:00pm beginning July 7, 2014.

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