James S. Rickards High School

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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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  • 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,

    Class rankings will be posted on transcripts next month. Students will be able to view their class ranking on February 3, 2023, by requesting a printed copy of their academic history from their guidance counselor.

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    Rickards High School Celebrates Black History Month

    Parents, Guardians, and students, in honor of Black History, our students will have an opportunity to participate in our daily Black History Trivia questions. The names of the students with the correct answers will be placed in our daily drawing with a chance of winning cash prizes. This is an opportunity where all students can learn the rich history of African Americans, come together as one, and have fun while they learn.  Additionally, back by popular demand, is our Black History Poetry Contest. Prizes will be given to our First, Second, and Third place winners. The Poetry guidelines will be available on our school website, beginning February 1st.  Students who want to reveal their poetic talents are strongly encouraged to submit their original poem. Furthermore, our Marching Band, Chorus, and Golden Dolls Dancers will entertain us On February 28, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., Rickards’ Auditorium, with a variety of songs and performances. You won’t want to miss this EPIC Black History Celebration! Our theme: Our Heritage, Our Future!

    Congratulations to our Leon County Science and Math representatives for Sunshine State Scholars, who were recognized at the School Board Meeting on Tuesday:

    • Sarayu Vanga
    • Navya Kommu


    The Raiders are doing great things!!!

    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.

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