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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's Message

The 2013-2014 School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) for James S. Rickards High School is available for viewing in the Main Office or online at The report includes important information about your child's school such as test scores and enrollment. You may also find more information on our SPAR page »
Douglas Cook, Principal


SAC Parent Recognition Night
Parents & Guardians: We are recognizing our hard-working and devoted parents at our SAC Meeting on December 16th. Please join us for dinner. You are cordially invited to attend our SAC Parent Recognition Night.
  • What: SAC Parent Recognition Night Celebration
  • Where: Rickards High School Media Center
  • When: December 16th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Food: Subway Sandwiches, Cookies, Chips, Drinks

2014 Exam Schedule
Tuesday, Dec. 161:55pm - 3:45pmOptional 7th Period Exam
Wednesday, Dec. 177:30am - 9:20am
9:20am - 9:30am
9:30am - 11:20am
1st Period Exams
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2nd Period Exams
Thursday, Dec. 187:30am - 9:20am
9:20am - 9:30am
9:30am - 11:20am
3rd Period Exams
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4th Period Exams
Friday, Dec. 197:30am - 9:20am
9:20am - 9:30am
9:30am - 11:20am
5th Period Exams
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6th Period Exams

Dear Parents
In order to help our students prepare for success this school year, we're providing Office to every student free of charge. With Office 365, your child will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world's most popular productivity software
  • Office subscription lasts for as long as your child is a student here

View Details & Download Instructions »

2014 Fall Testing Schedule
December 1-12Algebra 1 , Biology , Geometry, US History EOC Retakes

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 »

Useful Resources

Stellar Students

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, December 17-19, 2014: High School Exam Days
  • Monday, December 22-January 4: Winter Holidays
  • Monday, January 5, 2015: Teacher Planning Day
  • Tuesday, January 6, 2015: Students Return
  • Monday, January 19, 2015: Martin Luther King Day
  • View events on our School Calendar