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

Project Search - Overlook Medical Center
Four interns from the Project SEARCH-Overlook Medical Center program have secured employment in the community.
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Junior Achievement: Empowering young people to own their economic success
Students from Lamberts Mill Academy attended the Junior Achievement program at the Celgene Corporation in Summit, NJ
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Lawn to Food Movement at Westlake
Westlake staff and students have expanded their efforts to help nurture the school environment and horticulture program
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Work Readiness Academy
UCESC's Transition Services launched a partnership with Elizabeth Public Schools to begin providing community-based work-learning experiences for a cohort of students with disabilities from John E. Dwyer Technology Acadmey.
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Program Highlights

HIB Information

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Mr. John Marquet
908-233-9366

Hillcrest Academy South School Anti-Bullying Specialist

Ms. Donna Gilchrist
908-654-8558

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Anti-Bullying Policy and HIB Grades 

HIB Policy
HIB Grade Report

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