Just one day before the Back-To-School Jamboree and three days before the official first day of school, Jubilee Harlingen will have one of its biggest celebrations of all.
After months of construction, the state-of-the-art facility is ready for its debut to administrators, teachers and community members. The campus celebrates with a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting Aug. 9.
The event will be the official merging of the Jubilee-Harlingen and Jubilee-Destiny campuses. It is now one state-of-the-art location featuring science and art labs as well as a full-size gym and full-service kitchen.
With a location on the curve of South Palm Court Drive behind L&F Distributors, the new, impressive campus can be seen from Interstate 2. This new facility will serve pre-kindergarten though eigth grade. It is the first time Jubilee in Harlingen will serve eighth graders.
Jubilee Academies is a nonprofit charter school organization founded in 2000. Based in San Antonio, the school serves more than 5,700 students. There are 12 total campuses, including three in Brownsville. The academies focus on leadership and character building by accentuating Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” though his Leader in Me program.