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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.
April is testing month at Rickards High School. Parents and guardians, I am asking for your continuous support to ensure that our students are better
prepared for testing by getting plenty of rest and eating a healthy and balance diet daily. Research from the "American Educator" Winter 2012-2013 found
that students who slept for 7-9 hours nightly scored 25% higher on standardized tests than students who slept six hours of less (Willingham 2013).
Therefore, parents and guardians, please help us take necessary measures to help our students reach academic success.
See the below dates our students will be testing:
|Reading Retakes||April 7-11, 2014|
|10th Grade FCAT||April 21-25, 2014|
|9th Grade FCAT||April 28- May 2, 2014|
|IB/AP Exam Schedule||May 5 - 20, View PDF »|
|US History||May 5-6, 2014|
|Biology||May 7-8, 2014|
|Algebra 1||May 12-16, 2014|
|Geometry||May 19-23, 2014|
Principal Douglas Cook
TCC Summer Institute Application Available
For rising 9th-12th grade students who are interested in attending Tallahassee Community College's Summer Institute:
2014 TCC Summer Institute Application
2013-2014 FCAT Information
The following letter offers FCAT test information and policies.
View FCAT Information Letter »
Class of 2015 - Are You Still Dealing with that Pesky FCAT Reading 2.0?
Would you like an extra chance to get it out of the way? This is a reminder to sign up for the April 12th ACT and the May 3rd SAT in order to get a
concordant score to replace the FCAT graducation requirement. If you need assistance in registering and geting your waiver, visit our Gear Up coach,
Ms. McNeil in Guidance.
Also, ACE will be hosting an ACT Prep Class beginning Monday, February 24th here at Rickards. This is a first come first serve program for students in
the Class of 2015 who need a Reading Concordant Score. If you would like to know more, see Ms. Thompson in Guidance after school this week.
2013/14 Useful Resources
- Monday - Friday, April 21 - 25: 10th Grade FCAT
- Wednesday, April 23: Progress Report Distribution
- Monday - Friday, April 28 - May 2: 9th Grade FCAT
- Monday - Tuesday, May 5 - 6: US History EOC
- Wednesday - Thursday, May 7 - 8: Biology EOC
- Monday - Friday, May 12 - 16: Algebra 1 EOC
- Friday, May 16: Last Day for Seniors
- Monday - Friday, May 19 - 23: Geometry EOC
- View more events on our School Calendar
From the Administration
Support Rickards - Shop at Target!
Do you have a Target RED Card? Did you know that Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases to James S. Rickards High School through the Take Charge
of Education program? This is a really easy way to get money to improve our school. It is hassle-free with just one phone call. Please contact Target at
1-800-316-6142 or visit https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home to
register your card to James S. Rickards High School with Identification Number: 41208. As of August 2012, Target gave James S. Rickards High School $527.40.
Right now only 28 Target RED Cardholders designate James S. Rickards High School. Let's double that number!