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
Mr. Dave Young, Supervisor of Instruction

Commission News

Project Search - Overlook Medical Center
The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center is officially recruiting student interns for the 2018-19 school year.
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Overcoming Obstacles
Students from Lamberts Mill Academy had the opportunity to celebrate their skills using teamwork to create a school climate where students rise up about bullying through social/emotional obstacles.
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Making a difference
The Westlake School family continues to thrive and provide fundraising opportunities that not only benefit the students but makes a difference in the lives of others.
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Work Readiness Academy
Work Readiness Acadmey students are participating in weekly, gentle yoga classes and learning the benefits of regular exercise at a local gym.
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Program Highlights

HIB Information

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Mr. Michael Kowalski
908-233-9317 x 271 

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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