• Title I

      James S. Rickards High School is a Title I school. As a Title I school, we can offer additional educational resources and support for our students and parents. Through our IB, AP and AVID Programs, students will receive one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and homework assistance if needed. Furthermore, online classes are available through Leon County Virtual School. 

      We are dedicated to innovative teaching that fosters a learning community where instruction is student-centered, project-based and connected to real-world experiences. Our curriculum is also designed to prepare students by developing the skills needed to be successful in their future careers as well as provide all students with an equitable educational experience that is standards-based, attainable, measurable, relevant, and immersed in technology. We believe all students can learn and that relationships are central to academic success.  For more information, visit our LCS Title 1 site and our LCS Parent Involvement site


  • Title I Fall 23 Parent and Family Engagement Survey

    The Leon County Schools’ Title I Office is administering the Parent and Family Engagement Survey for Fall 23. The survey allows James S. Rickards High School and our district’s Title I Office to understand the aspects of the parent/family and school relationship. The information gathered will be used to guide continual improvement within our Title I schools to better serve our students and their families.

    You may complete the survey by paper or by using the following links:

    Survey window  Wednesday, September 27, 2023  to Friday, November 3, 2023

    1. Please remember to sign and return your student’s School-Parent-Student Compact to satchellk@leonschools.net by September 30, 2022.  The Compact is attached to this Listserv message. School-Parent-Student Compact
    2. Parents, if you were unable to complete the  School improvement Survey, from our Title I Annual Parent Meeting,  please see below for  the link, QR Code and a copy of the School Improvement Plan. Survey Link: https://forms.office.com/r/duRLq8MZRd. or

                QR Code

              cid:image001.png@01D8CC5A.E513C270 School Improvement Plan

    Please be sure to visit the LCS Title I Homepage for information on Title I schools and ways to be involved with your child’s school success.


    • Family and School Partnerships LCS Policy 2261.01          
    • Parent Right to Know LCS Policy 2261.02

    James S. Rickards Title I information can be found on our website at: https://www.leonschools.net/domain/5249, additionally, our Title I information is housed in the main office in the 2022-23 Title I binder.

    • Highly Qualified Personnel: Did you know all teachers and instructional aides/paraprofessionals paid out of Title I funds must meet highly qualified requirements?  For more information on this important topic, please call your child’s principal.
    • LCS Parent Guide: A wealth of information is available in the parent guide as well as the LCS Homepage.https://www.leonschools.net/Page/53869

    Parent & Family Engagement Event


    Parent Right to Know Notice

    The Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Title I schools to inform parents if, for four or more consecutive weeks, their child has been assigned to a teacher who has not yet met Florida’s teacher certification requirements for all grade level(s) and content area(s) assigned to them. As of this writing, the following teacher(s) have met the following requirements: Ms. B. Scott (ESE Non-Renewable) but have not yet completed these requirements: ESE K-12.  We are working closely with this teacher to ensure that she meets all obligations put forth by the State of Florida. In addition, we are providing the appropriate support so that your child receives quality instruction in the classroom. If you have any questions regarding any teacher’s qualifications, please feel free to complete the attached document: Parent Right to Know and submit to Dr. Deborah Barnes at barnesd2@leonschools.net.

    Parent Right to Know