James S. Rickards High School

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Important Announcements

  • Summer Reading

    Click HERE for Summer 2024 Reading Assignments

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  • Administration Contact Hours

    Hours: 7:00 a.m. thru 3:30 p.m, Monday thru Friday

    Contact Number: 850-414-5500

    Our Administrative team will respond to your request no later than 48 hours. If you're having an extreme emergency, please send our administrative team an email.                                                                                                                                                                                     

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  • Parents and guardians,

    Are you looking for a safe and academic-driven space for your student? Look no further, the Rickards High School 21st Century Community Learning Center is the place for you. We offer academic support in English and mathematics and our students are currently focused on the American Government through Project Based Learning. We have educational and physical vendors at least once per week to keep our students mentally and physically prepared.

    Click here for application. 

    Summer applications are here

    Return all applications to Ms. K. A. Satchell satchellk@leonschools.net or Mr. W. Gilmore, gilmorew@leonschools.net.  If you have questions or concerns, please call Ms. Satchell , 850-414-5505

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  • ACT/SAT Waiver InstructionsIf you need instructions on obtaining an ACT/SAT waiver, click here to see the information on the guidance webpage.

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  • Campus Supervision:

    The campus opens for students at 7:00 am and supervision ends at 2:20 pm, unless you are attending a supervised club, activity or athletic practice. 

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  • StarMetro’s STAR Program: This program provides LCS students in grades k-12 free transportation with a STAR Program Card.  Visit this site for information on how to get a STAR Card for your student:  https://www.leonschools.net/STARCard

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Fast Links

Phone: 850-414-5500


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Douglas Cook - Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank You for Another Great School Year!  Congratulations to the Class of 2024!  We Look Forward to Welcoming Students Back in the Fall. Freshmen and New Student Orientation Is Friday, August 9th at 8:00 Am and the First Day of School Is Monday, August 12th for the 2024-2025 School Year! 

As Mentioned a While Back, Listserv Will No Longer Be Available Beginning June 1st.  All Mass Emails Will Go Through Focus. Please Make Sure Your Information (Especially Email) Is Correct in Focus so That You Do Not Miss Important Information from the School. Use This Link to Learn How to Update Your Focus Account: Instructions on Updating Focus.



Expect great things from the Raiders!


Mr. Douglas Cook, Principal

Weekly Updates

District Safety


Safe Schools

  • Safe Schools

    Pursuant to federal law, students may not be denied a public education. As such, Leon County Schools is committed to providing a world class education in a safe environment for all students--regardless of immigration status.

    LCS administrators will continue to enforce Board Policy 5540 in relation to non-DCF law enforcement investigations involving students on campus. This policy requires parents’ consent in order to provide access to students unless there is a warrant or an exigent/emergency circumstance such as an investigation involving a missing child.

    LCS counselors have been trained to provide support for students and families who may be impacted by changes to federal law. The safety and security of all our students will continue to be our top priority.

Nondiscrimination Notice

  • “No person shall on the basis of sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, color, pregnancy, disability, military status or genetic information be denied employment, receipt of services, access to or participation in school activities or programs if qualified to receive such services, or otherwise be discriminated against or placed in a hostile environment in any educational program or activity including those receiving federal financial assistance, except as provided by law.” No person shall deny equal access or a fair opportunity to meet to, or discriminate against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.

    An employee, student, parent, or applicant alleging discrimination with respect to employment, or any educational program or activity may contact:

    Tonja Fitzgerald, Divisional Director
    Equity Compliance Officer (Students)
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7309

    Wallace Knight, Director
    Equity Compliance Officer (Employees)
    Title IX Compliance Officer
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7210

    A student or parent alleging discrimination as it relates to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may contact:

    Jennifer Benton, 504 Specialist
    504 Specialist
    (850) 487-7317



Student Enrollment

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    Contact your zoned schools Enrollment Liaison

    Thank you for choosing Leon County Schools. The Office of Admissions is our centralized location to help parents/guardians through the process of enrolling your child into your local zoned school. Our Office of Admissions website will allow you to find all the necessary information and requirements you will need to get your student properly enrolled quickly!

    Have some questions you would like to ask the local school staff. See the schools Admissions Liaison contact info below

Enrollment Questions?