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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

Parents and Guardians,
Thanks to our wonderful parents, students, teachers, and staff for their support. We had over 90 parents and students to attend our 2013-2014 Cohort Parent Night. I am encouraging parents, guardians, and students to attend our last Parent Night (9th Grade 2014-2015 Cohort) on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., Media Center.

Attending Parent Nights provide parents and guardians an opportunity to learn and ask questions about promotion requirements, test scores, grades, and other academic related topics. We will provide Subway combos for grade parents, guardians and students. Please join us!

I am encouraging parents and guardians to check your child’s grades and attendance prior to the end of the nine-weeks to prevent failures due to missing assignments and/or attendance. Report cards will be distributed to students on October 29, 2014 during their 6th period class.


2014-2015 Hall of Fame
Special thanks to our Gold Partners, Florida State University Credit Union and Autowise Buying Services, for sponsoring our 2014-2015 Hall of Fame Luncheon.

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 James Rickards Hall of Fame Inductees: Dorothy Bradford, Ricky Bell, Jack Gaskins, Ernest "Rock" Jones, Alan Williams, and Christine Williams

2014 Best & Brightest Awards

2014 Fall Testing Schedule
September 15Algebra 1 Retakes
October 6-10FCAT Retakes
October 15PSAT
December 1-12Algebra 1 , Biology , Geometry, US History EOC Retakes

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