• 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. 


  • Welcome Back

    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. Nathan at 850-414-5500 or via email at The scheduling of conferences will begin the week of            

    Ms. A. Bradley (E-F):

    Ms. T.  Jones   (F-L):            

    Dr. K.  King (MR):              

    Ms. M. Davis (s-z):

    How to get an ACT and SAT Waiver

    Step 1: Create your account at:

                 ACT: Click Register

                 SAT: Click Sign up

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

    A-E:             F-L:

    M-R:                S-Z:


    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.