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
    For Quarantine / Exposure Specific protocols please visit - https://www.leonschools.net/Quarantine 

Important Announcements

  • Quarantine – For How Long?

    James S. Rickards High School is committed to keeping our students as safe as possible during this Covid-19 global pandemic.  As we get updated information, we’ll share it here on our website and other media channels.  To find out how long your child might have to quarantine as the result of an infection or a direct exposure, please review the attached chart.  You can also find this information at www.leonschools.net/quarantine.

    In Class Student Decision Chart

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  • Masks and the Opt-Out Option

    • Temporary use of masks is required for students while indoors at James S. Rickards High School. Masks are not required outside.

      • For parents who want to opt their 9th - 12th grade student(s) out of the mask requirement due to health concerns or individual freedoms, they will need to submit a parental mask opt-out form. The mask opt-out form can be found at https://www.leonschools.net/Page/53511.

      • You can also get a copy of the mask opt-out form at the James S. Rickards High School front desk. 

      • The school Dress Code policy will be used to address mask wearing infractions when students are indoors.

    • If a student forget her/his/their mask, we are happy to provide one at the front desk.

    • Masks are one of many mitigation methods to help prevent COVID-19 transmission.  Please continue to follow CDC Guidelines as much as possible.

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

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Important Files

Principal's Message

Phone: 850-414-5500


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Douglas Cook - Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Please join me in congratulating James S. Rickards High School 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year (TOY), Glenn Howell Distinguished Educator  of the Year (GHDEY), and School Related Employee of the Year (SREY) Recipients.


Teacher of the Year

Mr. Earl Hankerson


Glenn Howell Distinguished Educator of the Year

  Mrs. Genise Cooper


School Related Employee of the Year

 Mr. Malik Woodson 

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.

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