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What is a charter school?

Charter schools are primary and/or secondary schools that receive public, and sometimes, private monies. Charter schools are attended by choice, but are similar to public schools that do not charge tuition. Due to class size and the demand for enrollment, most charters hold lotteries for admittance. The lottery is open to all students. Find out about charter schools on the Texas Education Agency website.

What is the philosophy of Jubilee Academies (JA)?

Jubilee Academies is committed to the goal of excellence in education for all children. To achieve our goal, we will meet the needs of our students through the development of a strong academic program consisting of basic skills in reading, writing, and math with the opportunity for challenge beyond the basics. Jubilee Academies will concurrently foster the positive character traits of self-esteem and self-discipline which will promote pride and responsibility in the students for their community and their country. Jubilee-Harlingen is a Leader In Me campus, recognized by the Covey organization for instilling leadership traits in our students through the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”

Who is JA in relation to Jubilee-Harlingen?

JA – Jubilee Academies is the district with headquarters in San Antonio. Jubilee-Harlingen, which opened in 2011, is one of the newest campuses and a pioneer site in the Rio Grande Valley.

Are there uniforms?

Yes, uniforms are mandatory for all students at Jubilee Academies. Visit our Uniforms page for more information.

Is there tuition?

No. We are an open-enrollment public school.

Are the teachers certified?

Yes, 100% of our teachers are SBEC Certified and Highly Qualified.  And, most of our teachers are also Gifted and Talented certified to provide a more well-rounded class.

What are the current grade levels at Jubilee-Harlingen?

Current grade levels are PreK-7th grade. In the 2019-2020 school year, we'll served PreK-8th grade students.

What is the student-to-teacher ratio?