About Hillcrest Academy - South Campus

Hillcrest Academy South Campus assists students from the Elizabeth Public School System in reaching their full potential by providing an alternative to the traditional high school setting. We offer smaller class sizes with a rigorous and challenging high school curriculum that is aligned to the New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards and prepares students for college and career. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive, and empowering school environment that fosters lifelong learning, mutual respect, creativity, and the joy of learning, with an effective, caring, innovative staff, in partnership with home and the community.

Dr. Jason Balsamello, Principal
Ms. Barbara Farley, Supervisor of Instruction

Commission News

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Sensory Integration Therapy at Westlake School
Specialized therapy equipment helps students improve sensory processing skills.
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LMA Students Learn to "Think First" About Safety
A representative from Think First NJ, an injury prevention program sponsored by Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, met with LMA students on October 6, 2016 to discuss positive choices as part of the “Week of Respect”.
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Project Search
Project SEARCH Program Begins at Overlook Hospital
Overlook Medical Center in Summit is hosting nine high school students with significant disabilities as part of UCESC's innovative high school transition program.
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Program Highlights

HIB Information

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Mr. John Marquet

Hillcrest Academy South School Anti-Bullying Specialist

Ms. Donna Gilchrist

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Anti-Bullying Policy and HIB Grades 

HIB Policy
HIB Grade Report

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