James S. Rickards High School is now a Title I School. As a Title I school, we can offer additional educational resources and support for our students and parents. Through our IB, AP and AVID Programs, students will receive one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and homework assistance if needed. Furthermore, online classes are available through Leon County Virtual School. 

    We are dedicated to innovative teaching that fosters a learning community where instruction is student-centered, project based and connected to real-world experiences. Our curriculum is also designed to prepare students by developing the skills needed to be successful in their future careers as well as provide all students with an equitable educational experience that is standards-based, attainable, measurable, relevant, and immersed in technology. We believe all students can learn and that relationships are central to academic success.  For more information, visit our LCS Title 1 site and our LCS Parent Involvement site


  • Parent Right to Know Notice

    The Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Title I schools to inform parents if, for four or more consecutive weeks, their child has been assigned to a teacher who has not yet met Florida’s teacher certification requirements for all grade level(s) and content area(s) assigned to them. As of this writing, the following teachers have met the following requirements: Mrs. G. Cooper (Reading), Mr. H. Edwards (Mathematics 5-9), Mr. J. Stroud (Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics 6-12), Mr. T. Scott (ESE Non-Renewable), Mr. B. Scott (ESE Non-Renewable), and Ms. C. Suluki (Mathematics 5-9) but they have yet completed these requirements: English 6-12, Mathematics 6-12, Aerospace/Engineer, and/or ESE K-12.  We are working closely with these teachers to ensure that they meet all obligations put forth by the State of Florida. In addition, we are providing the appropriate support so that your child receives quality instruction in the classroom. If you have any questions regarding any teacher’s qualifications, please feel free to complete the attached document: Parent Right to Know and submit to Dr. Deborah Barnes at barnesd2@leonschools.net.

    Parent Right to Know PDF