James S. Rickards High School

An Academically High Performance District

Principal's Message

  • Parents & Guardians

    As you may recall, one year ago, we announced our new grading system, FOCUS and that we are going paperless. Well the time is here, we are now paperless! FSA Test Scores and Reports will be available on FOCUS Parent Portal account for you to view, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  Report cards, Test Assessment Data, and/or Honor Roll Certificates will not be printed in a hard copy format. After today, this information will be available for you to retrieve and view at your leisure.  To view final report cards, select Report Card. To view test assessment data, select Test History. Parents/Guardians, once you have retrieved your child’s report card, in the top right corner, under the subheading Message you will be able to view your child’s status, “Student is P-Academically Promoted” or Student is R-Retained in same Grade”.  If you have any questions about your child’s report card, please e-mail Dr. Deborah Barnes, Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Attendance.


    We are working on students’ schedules for the upcoming school year.  Once we have completed scheduling, we will notify you, via listserv.  We will not print or mail student's schedules.  Schedules will be available to view in FOCUS Parent Portal upon notification.



    Douglas Cook,



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  • FIT

School Updates


    Incoming 9th  grade & New Student Orientation: 

    Thursday, August 8, 2019, 8:30 am- 10:00 am (Auditorium)


    Returning Students:

    Schedule Distribution (Attendance Office); Friday, August 9, 2019, 8:00 am- 11:00 am


    Front Office

    • Monday - Thursday : 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


    • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 12: 00 pm


    • Tuesdays: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

    • Wednesday:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm


    21st Century Program

    •  Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Title 1 Summer Academy

    • Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm


    Diplomas will be ready for pick-up on June 17, 2019, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Melanie Allen at 850-488-1783.

    IB Diplomas pick-up will be announced at a later date.


    Reading Assignments

    2019-2020 School Wide Summer reading Assignment click here

    2019-2020 Summer Reading for IB Juniors click here

    2019-2020 Summer Reading for IB Seniors click here

    21st Century Community Learning Center 2019 Summer Institute

    June 3rd - 27th and July 8th - 25th


    If your student would like to participate in the 21st Century 2019 Summer Institute, registration forms are available on the school’s 21st Century website, and in the front office.  For more information, contact Dr. McNeil.


    We look forward to providing services to your student to promote academic and personal growth.


    The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program is a free learning center program that offers a variety of stimulating activities to promote school success and personal well-being in a safe environment for students. Throughout the school year, 21st CCLC provides various activities to students, which includes tutoring, college tours, academic advising, leadership mentoring, credit retrieval, and much more! This summer we are thrilled to provide the 21st CCLC Summer Institute for six weeks, Monday – Thursday, from June 3rd through June 27th and July 8th through July 25th on the campus of James S. Rickards High School. Operating hours will be 8:00am to 1:00pm.


    The Institute will serve incoming 9th through 12th-grade students who will be attending James S. Rickards High School during the 2019-2020 school year. The program will provide an opportunity for students to experience academic and enrichment-focused learning. Students will participate in activities that will challenge and prepare them for high school and college-level success. The summer Institute will also offer a host of fun and exciting enrichment activities.


    Your next steps are to: Complete the registration packet and return on or before June 3, 2019 to your 21st CCLC Site Coordinator or JSRHS Main Office. The earlier the better!

    21st CCLC Summer Institute Application


    Contact Information

    Dr. A. McNeil, 21st CCLC Site Coordinator




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