Guidance Department

  • The Guidance Department of James S. Rickards High School is dedicated to the academic, emotional, mental, social, and physical well-being of every student on our campus. We take a holistic approach with our students as we are concerned not only with how they are doing in class, but also how they are doing in other activities outside of class.

    Our Guidance Counselors are prepared to assist you with finding information related to college applications; scholarship searches; dual enrollment; testing; emotional, social, and mental wellness; and a variety of other topics. 

GUIDANCE NEWS

  • PSAT

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at James S. Rickards

    The PSAT/NMSQT (or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a preliminary version of the SAT. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, a great score on the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards . The PSAT will be administered to all 10th grade students free of charge ; 9th and 11th grade students wanting to take the PSAT may sign up with Dr. McNeil in the IB office . The cost of the exam is  $15.00.  Registration deadline is September 28th.


     

CONTACT

  • MRS. JONES

    DEPARTMENT CHAIR

    SURNAME F-L

    NCAA CLEARING HOUSE

    BRIGHT FUTURES

    DUAL ENROLLMENT

    ACT/SAT WAIVERS


    MRS. THOMPSON

    SURNAME A-E

    ESOL  COORDINATOR

    CELLA

    ACT/SAT WAIVERS


    MRS. SCHMECKENBECHER

    SURNAME M-R

    MILITARY CONTACT

    REFERRAL COORDINATOR (504 CONTACT, HOMELESS CONTACT)

    ACT/SAT WAIVERS


    DR. KING

    SURNAME S-Z

    COMMUNITY GROUPS

    YOUTH LEADERSHIP TALLAHASSEE

    ACT/SAT WAIVERS 


    MS. PRESY

    GUIDANCE SECRETARY


    MRS. GOODMAN

    TESTING COORDINATOR


    MRS. HENDERSON

    VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

    MENTOR

    PARTNERS


    DR. MCNEIL

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT COORDINATOR

    IB ASSISTANT COORDINATOR

    AVID COORDINATOR

    COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

    SCHOLARSHIPS 


    MS. SATCHELL

    GRADUATION COACH

    AT-RISK COORDINATOR 


    MR. VARN

    IB DEAN OF CURRICULUM

    COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

    ACCOMMODATIONS FOR COLLEGE TESTING

    COLLEGE VISITS