James S. Rickards High School

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  • The 2023 ESE Parent Survey window is now open and will remain open until June 30, 2023.
    To access the English and Spanish versions, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ESEParentSurvey.
    To access the Haitian-Creole version, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ESEParentSurvey_HC

    Note: While demographic information must be collected in compliance with federal requirements, individual responses are confidential.

Fast Links

  • FAST Parent Letter
  • FortifyFL App
  • goFans: Online Tickets
  • Anonymous Alerts
  • eFunds for School
  • LCS Nondiscrimination Notification
  • Peachjar
  • Bullying Reporting Form
  • Families in Transition Program (FIT)
  • Here Comes the Bus App

Important Announcements

  • Second Semester Exam Exemption:

    Teachers will let students know if they are exempt from their semester exam.  Semester Exam Days are May 22-24, 2023.  The schedule for those Early Release Days will be shared soon.  

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  • Earnest "Rock" Jones Day

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  • 2022-23 IB/AP Exam Schedule

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  • School Day SATTuesday, April 25, 2023 – This test is for seniors who need to meet their reading and/or math graduation requirements.


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  • 2023-2024 SGA Candidates' Slides and Speeches: Meet the candidates, click here.

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    ACT/SAT Waiver Instructions: If you need instructions on obtaining an ACT/SAT waiver, click here to see the information on the Guidance Webpage.


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  • Pert Testing

    The PERT used to qualify for Dual Enrollment will be offered on the days listed below. Dual Enrollment requires a 3.0 minimum GPA and completion of Algebra 2 in order to take a math Dual Enrollment. The PERT test is accepted by TCC and FAMU. It is not accepted by FSU for Dual Enrollment. Students must sign up by emailing Mrs. Goodman at goodmanj@leonschools.net . The deadline to sign up is the Friday before the scheduled date. Bring your Chromebook or personal computer fully charged.

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  • For the LCS Nondiscrimination Notification and Contact, please click here.

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Principal's Message

  • Mr. Douglas Cook - Principal






    Email: cookd3@leonschools.net 

    Phone Number: 850-414-5500

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

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    FortifyFl is the anonymous reporting application created after the events of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The app is created and monitored by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for students, staff, parents and other campus visitors to report suspicious activity on campus, or off campus activity that has the potential to cause a threat on campus. Around the school, you will see posters with QR codes that will take you to the page to submit a tip. You can also submit a tip through the link on the district and our schools website. There is also a Fortifyfl tile on your child’s Classlink home page. Before a tip is can be sent, a notice is given about the potential consequences of submitting a purposefully false report. We encourage our students  that if they See Something or Hear Something, they need to Say Something, and we do not want to discourage your children from reporting what they believe is a legitimate threat. We do however take false reporting very seriously. In accordance with Florida law, if after an investigation, it is determined that the student knowing submitted a false tip, they could face criminal penalties.

    As we close out another school year, I want to thank you for entrusting James S. Rickards High School with your child’s education.  Please see the schedule below for our semester exam/early release days: 

    Monday, May 22nd,  Early Release Day

    7:30 – 9:20   1st Period Exam

    9:20 – 9:30 Break

    9:30 – 11:20  2nd  Period Exam

    Tuesday, May 23rd Early Release Day

    7:30 – 9:20  3rd  Period Exam

    9:20 – 9:30 Break

    9:30 – 11:20 4th Period Exam


    Wednesday, May 24th Early Release Day - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!  

    7:30 – 9:20  5rd  Period Exam

    9:20 – 9:30 Break

    9:30 – 11:20 6th Period Exam


    No backpacks will be allowed on campus during these semester exam/early release days!



    Mr. Douglas Cook, Principal




Weekly Updates


Safe Schools Statement

  • Safe Schools

    Pursuant to federal law, students may not be denied a public education. As such, Leon County Schools is committed to providing a world class education in a safe environment for all students--regardless of immigration status.

    LCS administrators will continue to enforce Board Policy 5540 in relation to non-DCF law enforcement investigations involving students on campus. This policy requires parents’ consent in order to provide access to students unless there is a warrant or an exigent/emergency circumstance such as an investigation involving a missing child.

    LCS counselors have been trained to provide support for students and families who may be impacted by changes to federal law. The safety and security of all our students will continue to be our top priority.