The English Department at Red Bank Regional provides students with a rigorous, comprehensive approach to the study of literature and the language arts. Our students’ journey begins with a survey of literature genres and proceeds to American Literature, where the inseparable bond between literature and its times emerges. A British/World Literature course follows American Literature, opening doors to the foundation of the English language and examining the impact of geo-political matters upon literature and American culture. Our keystone course for sophomores, Leadership Through the Eyes of Literature, examines the different leaderships styles of literary characters and allows the students to analyze the choices, outcomes, and real world applications to these leadership styles.. Motivated students have a wide array of accelerated courses available to them, including Advanced Placement Language and Composition, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, and Honors level courses during their Sophomore and Senior year. The Creative Writing, Film Studies, Public Speaking, Sports and Literature, Gender Studies, and Graphic Novels electives offer all students the opportunity to further pursue their individual interests. Rooted in the traditional canon, with an eye toward the diverse and modern literature as well as a variety of non-fiction material that expands the intellectual, career, and cultural horizons of all of our students, the English program at Red Bank Regional prepares all students for the challenges awaiting them in higher education and for their role as active, informed par-ticipants in the global community.