James S. Rickards High School

Leon County Schools Leads the Way

Important Announcements

  • Parents, if you were unable to complete the School improvement Plan Survey, from our Title I Annual Open House Parent Meeting,  please see below for the link, QR Code and a copy of the School Improvement Plan is attached to this message.  Once you have reviewed the plan, please complete the form.

    School Improvement Plan

    QR Code:


    Survey Link: https://forms.office.com/r/waajBNyB61

    Thank you!

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  • Seniors: Just a reminder that your Diploma Name Forms are due on  Friday, September 29, 2023 by 3 pm. Please email the completed form to satchellk@leonschools.net


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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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  • Campus Supervision: The campus opens for students at 7:00 am and supervision ends at 2:20 pm, unless attending a supervised club, activity or athletic practice. 


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  • StarMetro’s STAR Program: This program provides LCS students in grades k-12 free transportation with a STAR Program Card.  Visit this site for information on how to get a STAR Card for your student:  https://www.leonschools.net/STARCard

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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.

Phone: 850-414-5500


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Douglas Cook - Principal

Parents and Guardians,

A HUGE thank you to the parents who attended our Annual Title 1 Public Hearing Meeting to review the School Improvement Plan (SIP) for the 2023-2024 academic year and our Annual Open House.   We enjoyed seeing our Raider Nation Families and welcoming you to our beautifully renovated and upgraded campus!     

Enjoy your three-day weekend as we celebrate the Fall Holiday on Monday!  We looking forward to seeing our students Tuesday, September 26th.

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.

Nondiscrimination Notice

  • “No person shall on the basis of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, color, pregnancy, disability, military status or genetic information be denied employment, receipt of services, access to or participation in school activities or programs if qualified to receive such services, or otherwise be discriminated against or placed in a hostile environment in any educational program or activity including those receiving federal financial assistance, except as provided by law.” No person shall deny equal access or a fair opportunity to meet to, or discriminate against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, or any other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.

    An employee, student, parent, or applicant alleging discrimination with respect to employment, or any educational program or activity may contact:

    Tonja Fitzgerald, Divisional Director
    Equity Compliance Officer (Students)
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7309

    Wallace Knight, Director
    Equity Compliance Officer (Employees)
    Title IX Compliance Officer
    Leon County School District
    2757 West Pensacola Street
    Tallahassee, Florida 32304
    (850) 487-7210

    A student or parent alleging discrimination as it relates to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may contact:

    Jennifer Benton, 504 Specialist
    504 Specialist
    (850) 487-7317