SENIOR CLASS SITE

  • Welcome to James S. Rickards High School Senior Site

    Rising 12th graders for the JSRHS Class of 2024, your Senior Year has begun!  Stay connected by constantly monitoring Listserv, CANVAS, RHS website, and the REMIND group that has been set up just for you! 


    As we embark on your final chapter of high school, here are a few suggestions to ensure a successful senior year:

    1. Join the Class of 2024 Remind https://www.remind.com/join/rhsgrad24 or text 81010 with the message @rhsgrad24,to receive updates and stay connected.
    2. Take your senior pictures to secure your spot in the 2024 yearbook. Be on the lookout for mail from SWI.
    3. Make an appointment with your guidance counselor to ensure that you are on track to graduate.
    4. You MUST have a 2.0 GPA, 18 or 24 credits, pass the FSA and Algebra I EOC (receive a concordant score on the ACT/SAT) to graduate.
    5. You MUST have an overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 by the end of 1st semester to graduate with honors and be featured in the Tallahassee Democrat.
    6. Don't procrastinate. If you're having difficulty in your classes, speak with your teacher ASAP, to receive remediation.
    7. STUDY HARD and FINISH STRONG.

    Communication

    We will communicate important senior information using the following outlets – Remind App (see below), Listserv, Senior Assemblies, Senior Website, and during morning and afternoon announcements. Seniors and their parents should both be on Listserv and the Remind App, so important announcements are not missed.

    To sign up for Remind, send the following text message @rhsgrad24 to 81010.
    (Standard text message rates apply)

    Dates to Remember

    Access the Senior Dates to Remember here 

    Obligations

    • All obligations: senior fees, textbooks, lab fees, and Chromebooks must be turned in/paid for by Friday, May 17, to ensure issuance of diplomas.

    Senior Fee

    • Senior Fee is $120 (Graduation ceremony/rehearsal, Convocation, Senior Picnic, Senior Brunch, Graduation Expenses, Senior T-Shirt, and additional unforeseen charges, etc.)
    • Senior fees MUST be paid before paying for the senior trip.
    • Senior fees can be paid via money order, cash, or by check, made out to Rickards High School. After the deadline, we will only be accepting cash or money order.

    Graduation

    Graduation Requirements

    Graduation is a privilege, not a right. To participate in graduation activities, seniors MUST meet all statutory, school board and school requirements.

    Students should know their requirements and regularly monitor their progress toward earning a diploma. School counselors are available to assist students with planning for college and career readiness. Students can view an up-to-date report on their progress toward meeting graduation requirements in FOCUS.

    22-23 Graduation Testing Requirements 

    Graduation Recognition

    To be recognized as an honor graduate, students MUST have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher by the end of the 7th-semester report card (1st semester of their 12th grade year). Additionally, students may be recognized by the following organizations:

    • AVID
    • IB
    • National Honor Society
    • Health Academy

    Graduation Attire

    • Dark-colored dress (hem shorter than gown), dark pants with a white or light-colored dress shirt and dark tie.
    • Black dress shoes/dress socks: If heels are worn-straps or covered heel is strongly encouraged. (NO mules, flip-flops, slides, sandals, or sneakers).
    • You MAY only wear the honor chords and stoles approved by the senior sponsors and Rickards Administration (AVID, IB, Honor Society, Health Academy).
    • DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT DECORATE YOUR CAP or GOWN!

SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

    • SENIOR FEES ($30 increments): Payment Dates: 1st (Sept. 29), 2nd (Oct. 31), 3rd (Nov. 30), 4th (Jan. 31)
    • SENIOR ASSEMBLY: Monday, November 6, 2023, from 10:25 AM to 11: 15 AM to discuss and answer questions regarding Cap & Gowns, class rings, announcements, and additional graduation products. 
    • SENIOR PACKAGES ORDER: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 8 AM – 1:30 PM to take orders for cap & gown, graduation announcements, and additional graduation products. They will take your measurements to ensure that your height, weight, and cap sizes are correct.
    • SENIOR TRIP: Universal Studios ($475-$550). Deposit Due ($175), Nov. 15, 2023

     Upcoming Senior Events 

    • Jan 31: Senior Fees due ($30)
    • Feb. 20: Panoramic Picture (Gym, 10 AM)
    • April 5: Honor Forms and Scholarship Information due to Ms. Satchell (satchellk@leonschools.net)
    • April 6: Junior Senior Prom (Antique Car Museum, 8 PM)
    • April 18-19: Senior Trip
    • May 17: Senior Picnic (Jack McClean, 10 AM)
    • May 20: Senior Awards Practice (Auditorium, 10 AM)
    • May 20: Senior Awards (Auditorium, 6 PM)
    • May 21: Graduation Practice (Civic Center, 10 AM)
    • May 21: Senior Brunch (Civic Center, 12 PM)
    • May 21: Graduation (Civic Center, 7 PM)    

    Graduation Requirements

    Students should know their requirements and regularly monitor their progress toward earning a diploma. School counselors are available to assist students with planning for college and career readiness. Students can view an up-to-date report on their progress toward meeting graduation requirements in FOCUS.

    22-23 Graduation Testing Requirements 

     

     

Herff Jones Contact

Senior Remind