SHORE REG HIGH (25-4760-050)

SHORE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
PROFILE
MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Shore Regional High School is to inspire and to empower students to sustain themselves responsibly in an evolving global community by forging social and academic awareness. As they move towards adulthood, students will continue to develop a heightened sense of independence and tolerance as they become vital contributors to the world.

Shore Regional High School, located in West Long Branch, Monmouth County New Jersey, is a comprehensive secondary school that proudly serves the communities of Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Sea Bright, and West Long Branch. The ten-acre campus is situated on the banks of Franklin Lake in the borough of West Long Branch. As of the 2012-2013 school year, 679 students attend Shore Regional High School.

Since opening its doors in 1962, Shore Regional High School has been committed to educating the whole person to be self-aware, culturally aware, and involved in life- long learning. This mission has remained the school’s guiding principle for all academic and co-curricular endeavors.

Recognized as one of Newsweek’s 2012 top 1000 America’s Best High Schools, Shore Regional’s exceptional faculty consistently nurture, engage and challenge students throughout an educational program resplendent with academic vigor. Each student is required to complete 135 credits to graduate, 15 credits beyond the current state mandate. The Shore Regional community is proud to offer numerous honors, advanced placement, International Baccalaureate and upper level elective courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and World Languages (French, Italian, Latin and Spanish). As a result of an eight academic period daily schedule, Shore Regional affords students the opportunity to pursue interests in the fine, practical, and performing arts. As a testament to Shore Regional High School’s commitment to an acknowledgement of the value of arts education, each student is required to enroll in an art appreciation course entitled Art: The Visual World.

Encompassed in the program of studies is deep student engagement with both the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core Standards. Shore Regional encourages and supports students to extend beyond their learning beyond state mandates, evidenced by the addition of a fourth year of Social Studies and Mathematics as graduation requirements.

One of the greatest indicators of Shore Regional’s commitment to academic excellence is the designation it received as an International Baccalaureate World School. With the implementation of this program during the 2007-2008 school year, Shore Regional High School became the first comprehensive high school in Monmouth County to offer this prestigious program. Shore Regional’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme enables students to delve into a full liberal arts curriculum that stresses the interdependence of content areas and the importance of international-mindedness in a global society. Through a rigorous inquiry and assessment process, the program serves as a rigorous alternative to our already established, thriving Advanced Placement curriculum.

The faculty, staff and administration of Shore Regional High school model professionalism by continuously and actively seeking opportunities to excel in their profession. Shore Regional has remained firmly committed to offering a professional development program of the highest caliber, the goals of enrichment raising student achievement, heighten instructional skills and preparing to meet and exceed the demands of the Common Core assessments.

In all, Shore Regional High School offers students over 61 co-curricular clubs, organizations and athletic programs with which our students might become involved.

Shore Regional High School’s strength is rooted in the communities that it serves and the families that support it. Parents are welcomed partners in the education of their children. Community input is sought through many venues including our monthly Parent Forum meetings with school administrators. As a result of tremendous stakeholder communication, Shore Regional High School became the first district to institute a Random Drug Testing policy in Monmouth County. Shore Regional High School values the input of all stakeholders as it sets and actualizes the goals established through collaborative strategic planning.

The demands of today’s global society emphasize the importance of an exemplary education. Shore Regional High School is proud to provide a caring and safe environment in which students receive an outstanding, comprehensive education to succeed in their future endeavors.

Miss Renae LaPrete, Interim Superintendent/ Principal
(732) 222-9300