James S. Rickards High School

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Important Announcements

  • IB Transportation

    New Students to Rickards IB

    • The transportation department will be contacting new students and their parents by Monday to inform them of their stop locations and times. If you have not been contacted by then, the school will be receiving route information very soon as well.  

    Returning IB Students

    • Stops from last year/returning students will remain the same. You may call your respective compounds (Connor Lakes-850-922-6701 or Appleyard-850-488-7572) depending on where you live for route # or time changes. As stated, the location will remain the same.
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  • Dear parents and guardians, 

    Attention Juniors and Seniors, please see the attached Off-Campus Lunch and Parking Applications. All completed and notarized forms may be submitted to the front office starting July 11th, 2022. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Mr. Cowart at cowartc@leonschools.net

    2022 -23 RHS Parking Application

    2022-23 RHS Off-Campus Lunch Application


    Douglas Cook,


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  • Seniors, you can pick up your high school diploma from Mrs. Allen in the Main Office on Monday-Wednesday (except for the week of July 4th) between the hours of 9 AM - 12 PM

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  • Summer Reading Assignments can be found HERE!

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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,

    We are still working on completing our students’ schedules for the 2022-2023 School Year. Student schedules WILL NOT be finalized until WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3rd . Beginning August 3rd, students will be able to sign into FOCUS, to view their classes. Student schedules that are currently visible in FOCUS, ARE NOT final and are subject to change. Students, if you have any questions about your schedule after August 3rd, please email your assigned Guidance Counselor. Contact information can be found on our school’s website: www.leonschools.net/rickards

    Students, parents, and guardians, we appreciate your patience as we continue to work towards building a master schedule that meets the needs of all students.

    Douglas Cook,


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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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