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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,
I am excited to share that Comcast is offering up to six months Free Internet Essentials to our parents and students. The intent of the Comcast Internet program is to get Internet access into the homes of students who normally cannot afford it. Comcast has extended this special offer through Tuesday, September 30th. In order for families to take advantage of the offer, they must apply by September 30th, and complete all necessary documents by October 15th to complete the approval process.

Internet Essentials – What you need to know! View Details & Instructions »


Important Message
October 1st, 2014, RHS Media Center 5:30 p.m.
Clearinghouse Sign Up for Student Athletes

Parent Information Meeting
Graduation, Senior Fees, Senior Trip, Financial Aid, College Application, Transcripts, College Visits, Tutoring, and ACT/SAT Prep (Subway combo meals will be provided for attendees)

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

  • National GEAR UP Week: September 22 - 26
    JSRHS Gear Up & Title 1 presents Parent/Student Workshops featuring IT/STEM Career Fair
  • Club and Organization Day: Gear Up – Get Involved in Your School and Community
    • When: Friday, September 26
    • Where: JSRHS Black Top (outside basketball court)
    • Time: 11:15am - 12:15pm

  • Leon County College Fair
    The Leon County College Fair is Monday, September 15th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tallahassee Community College.

  • Fall Class Nights
    2011-2012 (12th Grade) Cohort/Clearing HouseWednesday, Oct. 1, 5:30pm
    2012-2013 (11th Grade) CohortWednesday, Oct. 8, 6:00pm
    2013-2014 (10th Grade) CohortWednesday, Oct. 15, 6:00pm
    2014-2015 (9th Grade) CohortWednesday, Oct. 22, 6:00pm

  • 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 »

  • Useful Resources

Stellar Students

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24: Progress Reports
  • Wednesday, Oct. 1: Class Night for 2011-2012 (12th Grade) Cohort/Clearing House, 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 8: Class Night for 2012-2013 (11th Grade) Cohort, 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15: Class Night for 2013-2014 (10th Grade) Cohort, 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22: Class Night for 2014-2015 (9th Grade) Cohort, 6:00pm
  • View more events on our School Calendar