James S. Rickards High School

Leon County Schools Leads the Way

  • For detailed information on how LCS is managing our COVID-19 response, please visit the In Class website. @ https://www.leonschools.net/InClass

Fast Links

  • LCS Nondiscrimination Notification
  • Peachjar
  • Bullying Reporting Form
  • FortifyFL App
  • Families in Transition Program (FIT)
  • eFunds for School
  • Here Comes the Bus App

Important Announcements

  • 21st Century Summer Program

    (see attached)

    Open to ALL Rising 9th – 12th Grade Students (must attend Rickards during 22-23 school year)

    Monday – Thursday 8AM – 1PM

    May 31, 2022 – July 14, 2022

    JOIN US!!


    Our program will offer the following:

    Ø Credit Recovery

    Ø Tutoring

    Ø Academic (Secondary and Post-secondary) counseling

    Ø Academic Enrichment/Activities

    Ø ACT/SAT Practice Sessions

    Ø Field Trips

    Ø and more.


    Feel free to contact Mr. Sea (sear@leonschools.net) or Dr. McNeil (mcneila@leonschools.net) for more information. Transportation will be provided, if needed.

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  • Main Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

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  • Parents and Guardians, 

    Please click on the appropriate link as it pertains to your 9th grader:

    Focus Student Course Request Directions

    Access 9th - 12th Grade 

    9th Grade

    Pre-IB 9th Grade

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  • For the LCS Nondiscrimination Notification and Contact, please click here.

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  • Please click here for the IB/AP Exam Schedule: May 2022

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  • Prospective SGA member/Parent(s)/Guardian(s), 

    It is application time. Application for SGA will open March 22, 2022. Please stop by Mr. Sea’s class or look for flyer on Canvas. 

    Dates to Remember:

    Application due – Friday, April 1, 2022 by 11: 59 pm 

    Application Approval Notice – Wednesday, April 6, 2022 by 8:00 pm 

    Campaign Meeting –Thursday, April 07, 2022 via MS Teams at 6pm or Room 24-101 

    Campaign – April 11, 2022 – April 26, 2022 

    Voting –          Wednesday, April 27, 2022 

    NOTE:  The administration reserves the right to nullify or revoke student eligibility for office if non-fulfillment of duties is an issue. 

    Motto: Keep it Moving!!! (KIM) 

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  • TCC Eagles RISE Program Application Link. https://www.tcc.fl.edu/academics/academic-divisions/transitional-studies/summer-academy/

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Principal's Message

  • Mr. Douglas Cook - Principal






    Email: cookd3@leonschools.net 

    Phone Number: 850-414-5500

    Dear parents and guardians,

    Please join me in congratulating our Class of 2022 Best and Brightest Winners.

    • Art: Sofia McClarnon- school winner 
    • Athletics: Astred Ngnepieba- school winner 
    • Business: Pranav Kondapalli- school winner 
    • Career Technical: Breyonne Smith- school winner 
    • Drama & Performing Arts: Vedant Patel- school winner
    • English & Language Arts: Emma Merkhofer- school winner
    • Journalism & Media Production: Ananda Chatterjee- district winner 
    • Leadership: Prabhas Kurapati- runner up 
    • Mathematics: Dylan Epstein-Gross- runner up 
    • Music: Ishan Vepa- runner up 
    • Public Speaking: Arianna Jones- runner up 
    • Science & Health: Jeffrey George- district winner
    • Social Science: Christopher Salvador- district winner
    • Technology: Shreyas Kodela- district winner, Spirit of The Best & Brightest overall winner 
    • World Languages: Ishrit Gupta- district winner

    Douglas Cook,


Weekly Updates


Safe Schools Statement

  • 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.