What is Hillcrest Academy North? 

Hillcrest Academy North Campus assists students from the Elizabeth Public School District 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 Student Learning 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, and innovative staff in partnership with home and the community. 

What is the Pathways to Union County College Program? 

The Pathways to Union County College Program is a grant funded program offered by the Union County Educational Services Foundation that allows Hillcrest Academy seniors who meet admission criteria the opportunity to enroll in college courses during the spring semester of their senior year. 

What is the Student Advocate Program? 

The Student Advocate Program aligns with the mission of the school by providing a system of accountability where students, staff, and families are able to communicate to assure that each student learns to take responsibility for themselves, their schooling, and planning for their future. 

How do students prepare for college and career? 

Through regular sessions with the guidance counselor and social worker, students receive college and career guidance, assistance in the college application process, and instruction on developing the skills necessary to succeed after graduation.