• Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year 

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James S. Rickards High School

An Academically High Performance District

Principal's Message

  • Dear Parents/Guardians,

    It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year. We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to make every student feel welcomed, connected, and part of the Rickards High family. This year, we will continue to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities and to be college-ready by the end of four years. Our teachers spend countless hours, planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. Our teachers utilize best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels, and to set goals for academic growth and improvement. Here a James S. Rickards High School, we believe all students should graduate from high school, prepared for the demands of postsecondary education, meaningful careers, and effective citizenship.

    We hope that you will find our website helpful and informative. All school related information can be found on this site. Parents can stay well informed by signing up for our weekly email listserv, following us on twitter, or visiting our school website at https://www.leonschools.net/rickards 

    I am honored to serve as the principal of James S. Rickards High School. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. 

    Mr. Douglas Cook,





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School Updates

  •  Parents/Guardian

    Parent portal for students and parents will be available on Monday, August 21, 2017

    Picture Day

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    7:00 am-2:45 pm 

    Student Parking!

    First Come, First Served!

    Please come with your completed application (found online at https://www.leonschools.net/Page/23542) along with $20, your driver’s license and proof of insurance to secure your desired parking location!

    As a note, Off-Campus Permission Applications are also going to be accepted, but there are no off-campus privileges during the first week of school.  Off-Campus Privileges will begin on August 21st.


    A representative from Herft Jones will be metting with students:

    Date:  December 1, 2017,

    Time; 9:00 am-11:15 am

    Place:  Media Center  





    Class of 2018: Senior Portraits
    CLASS of 2018

    Senior portraits are coming up, and the best way to get yours done is during the summer. SWI has blocked out June 15-16 for Rickards High School seniors to have their portraits taken.

    By going to your assigned appointment over the summer, you have the opportunity to choose multiple outfits and multiple backgrounds for your portraits, in addition to the traditional, formal portrait.

    Be on the lookout for your personal portrait date and time in the mail at the beginning of June. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Madden at maddena@leonschools.net 

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