Dear Families and Students,
Regardless of whether you are a newcomer or returning to Red Bank Regional, I encourage everyone to embrace the extraordinary opportunities that RBR offers.
RBR has many distinctive features that set it apart from other public and private high schools. In their academic work, students have access to an extensive program taught by a distinguished and dedicated faculty. RBR offers a comprehensive range of Advanced Placement courses and is one of only 14 New Jersey high schools to offer the International Baccalaureate diploma and certificate program. There is also a rich variety of elective offerings in a wide-range of subjects. Moreover, RBR’s academy programs link learning across subjects and enable students to pursue their interests within a smaller learning community. (Students can apply to participate in academy programs in either their Freshman or Sophomore years.)
In addition to outstanding academics, our school provides an extensive range of athletic and co-curricular offerings. RBR’s 26 varsity sports teams compete in the Shore Athletic Conference; students can also participate in junior varsity and freshman programs. Over 30 clubs and organizations offer rich opportunities for students to collaborate, build friendships, and explore interests outside the classroom.
The RBR community is committed to providing all students the support they need to achieve academic success and find personal fulfillment. All new students enroll in one of three Freshman Academies taught by teams of core subject-area teachers. A range of counseling services is available through our guidance department and The Source, the school’s on-site counseling center. Another great strength is the diversity of our student body. In addition to our local sending districts of Little Silver, Red Bank, and Shrewsbury, students attend RBR from throughout Monmouth County.
Red Bank Regional has a proud history and we are grateful for the generous support we receive from our families and communities. RBR has the programs, resources, and, above all, the people to help you make the most of your high school years. Let me extend a warm welcome and best wishes to everyone for a great school year. Go Bucs!
Louis B. Moore, Ph.D.
To ensure the academic success and personal growth of all students while developing a passion for learning.
Red Bank Regional High School is a comprehensive secondary school that offers a wide array of academic and extra-curricular program offerings for the student body which numbers 1200. The constituent sending districts include Little Silver, Red Bank Borough and Shrewsbury. The district also accepts students on a tuition basis who may be interested in one of three specialized academies of studies.
Most unique about the high school is its academies of special studies such as the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Academy of Information Technology, and Academy of Finance. Other unique program offerings include the Pre-Engineering Program (Project Lead the Way) and a CISCO certification program.
Committed to preparing its students to demonstrate proficiency in the state Core Curricular Standards, the district has engaged in an ambitious and continuous process of curricular alignment with the standards. Also committed to professional development for the faculty, the district has provided professional development to over 70% of the teaching staff in the areas of "differentiated instruction," teaching to multiple intelligences, student assessment methodology and the effective use of technology in classroom instruction.
The administration embraces the concept of shared decision making and continually involves parents, students, faculty and staff in research, planning and decision making. All of the district stakeholders have been polled in comprehensive commercially prepared surveys related to the school's organization, day-to-day operations, curriculum, policies, procedures, facilities and resources.
Students benefit from both a peer and faculty mentoring program as well as a summer enrichment program for incoming freshmen, focusing on the skills necessary for academic success.
The district has implemented several new initiatives including a re-organized school day “block schedule,” raising expectations for 9th and 10th grade English and mathematics students by improving instructional strategies and scheduling strategies and seeing to completion an ambitious building renovation to accommodate the thriving Visual and Performing Arts Program and the emerging technology academies.