In service to its 8 local districts, AAESA offers services and programs for students with significant disabilities in the areas of physical needs, cognitive/learning needs, sensory/communication needs and behavioral needs. Principal Michele Gulbis oversees four Hillside campuses.
Hillside Learning Center
(Main Campus) provides programs to educate students who are physically
and/or cognitively impaired. The classroom teachers, along with a nurse,
speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists, aquatic
instructor, music therapist, technology specialist and various
specialized teacher consultants all join together to plan and provide a
free and appropriate public education for each student.
Hillside Behavior Center
(East Program at the Main Campus) provides programs to assist students who exhibit pervasive and persistent behaviors. These programs help the students better understand their behaviors, make more positive choices and return to their local school district successfully.
The Hillside Martin Campus
program provides instruction to students who have sensory and communications needs. This program allows students the opportunity to be educated with general education peers in a local district setting in order to build academic, social and communications skills necessary for life success.
In addition, transition services are provided for students 16 years or older. Coordination of career readiness activities and independent goal planning occurs annually. Vocational Transition Programs offered are Small Business Operations, Career Readiness, and Work Site Based Learning.