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 with how they are doing in 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

  • Dual Enrollment

    If students are interested in Dual Enrollment for the Spring Semester, they should see their guidance counselor.  Applications are due by Friday, November 18th.

    Last Name A-E- Mrs. Bradley  Bradleya1@leonschools.net            

    Last Name F-L: Ms. Jones: Jonest@leonschools.net

    Last Name M-R : Dr. King: KingKW@leonschools.net               

    Last Name S-Z: Davism10@leonschools.net


    Its Almost Financial Aid Time

    Don't forget that the free application for Federal Student Aid Opens October 1, 2022. 

    https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa


    Welcome back to our returning students and welcome to our incoming ninth graders. Each student at James S. Rickards High School is assigned a specific counselor. Our counselor assignments are listed below.  Feel free to email any questions/concerns. We are here to ensure that students meet high school graduation requirements and provide support for the future. To schedule a conference please contact Ms. Fishburn at 850-414-5500 or via email at fishburny@leonschools.net.   The scheduling of conferences will begin the week of August 22nd.               

    Ms. A. Bradley (E-F): bradleya1@leonschools.net

    Ms. T.  Jones   (F-L): jonest@leonschools.net            

    Dr. K.  King (MR): kingkw@leonschools.net              

    Ms. M. Davis (s-z): davism10@leonschools.net

     


    How to get an ACT and SAT Waiver

    Step 1: Create your account at:

                 ACT       www.actstudent.org/start      Click Register

                 SAT       www.sat.org/register               Click Sign up

    Step 2: Send a screenshot of your account to your counselor.

    A-E   Bradleya1@leonschools.net             F-L     Jonest@leonschools.net

    M-R   KingKW@leonschools.net                S-Z   Davism10@leonschools.net

    IB    Williamsv3@leonschools.net

    Step 3: Once you have the waiver code from your counselor, log back in to your account and select the test date and location. This is when you are actually registering for the test. When you get to the payment page, put in your waiver number.

    Step 4: Complete the registration by uploading your picture and printing your ticket. Make sure you know where and when you test and what you have to bring!

    • Helpful hints- You are permitted 4 waivers for the ACT and 2 waivers for the SAT during your entire high school career. You must be classified as a junior or senior to utilize a waiver.
    • As a Title 1 school, all Rickards students are eligible for waivers.
    • Register EARLY to get the test date and location you want.
    • If you need help at ANY time, reach out to your counselor in GUIDANCE.
    • If you register for a test, you must go and take the test. If you do not, you have wasted your waiver. In addition, you are denying another student their opportunity to test.

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