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Overall
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Universal Alcorn Middle Years Academy
5
Overall
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Math
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Science
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10
School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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High Academic Growth
High Academic Growth
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Neighborhood
  • Grade Levels6-8
  • Enrollment107
  • PrincipalSheila Mallory
  • Phone Number215-952-8595
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (12, 29, 64)
  • Address 1319 S. 26th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19146
  • NeighborhoodGrays Ferry
  • Fax215-575-5001
  • TuitionN/A
  • Application DeadlineJanuary 28th, 2019
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Mission

Universal’s mission is to prepare children to be future leaders and build the foundation for superb student academic achievement while supporting students and families in becoming life long learners. At Universal Alcorn Charter Middle Years Academy,...

Universal’s mission is to prepare children to be future leaders and build the foundation for superb student academic achievement while supporting students and families in becoming life long learners. At Universal Alcorn Charter Middle Years Academy, we strive to provide an exemplary program for students in grades 6-8. We take a holistic approach that focuses on academics, self-sufficiency, civic responsibility physical well being, and community linkages where the values of self, family, and community will be incorporated in all aspects of the educational process.

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Points of Pride

School wide Positive Behavior Plan. Project-Based Learning. Mathematics and literacy support & enrichment. Chess club. Alcorn school choir. Ballroom Dancing/ cheerleading. Scrabble. Debate. Friend-N-Deed. Girls Self Esteem. Pearls of Wisdom/Boys...

School wide Positive Behavior Plan. Project-Based Learning. Mathematics and literacy support & enrichment. Chess club. Alcorn school choir. Ballroom Dancing/ cheerleading. Scrabble. Debate. Friend-N-Deed. Girls Self Esteem. Pearls of Wisdom/Boys to Men. Instrumental music program. Boys & girls basketball. Cooking club. Homework help and homework access program. Active Home & School Association. The City Year program. Art club. Newsletter. Service project. After-school program (acceleration & remediation).

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Admissions Policy

Eligible students must live in our catchment area. Students should submit an application to the school using Apply Philly Charter and provide the following documentation: updated immunization records, updated physical and dental record and the...

Eligible students must live in our catchment area. Students should submit an application to the school using Apply Philly Charter and provide the following documentation: updated immunization records, updated physical and dental record and the student's IEP information (if applicable).

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Safety & Culture

"BEE” Program. Be Appropriate, Be Respectful. Be Responsible, Be Your Best! School-wide training for all students conducted by staff to model all expectations: classroom, hallway, café, recess, bathroom, schoolyard and auditorium. Alcorn Bucks,...

"BEE” Program. Be Appropriate, Be Respectful. Be Responsible, Be Your Best! School-wide training for all students conducted by staff to model all expectations: classroom, hallway, café, recess, bathroom, schoolyard and auditorium. Alcorn Bucks, homework incentive. Student code of conduct. Motto: As a leader of the future, I will make wise choices, I will be responsible for my actions, I will be respectful of myself and others.

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 94.2%
White 0.9%
Hispanic 2.1%
Asian 2.1%
Other 0.6%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.9%
Male Students 47.1%

Special Education

Special Ed 12.8%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 99%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.9%

Students Per Grade

6th Grade Students
37
7th Grade Students
43
8th Grade Students
27
Total Students
107

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Visual Arts

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

Parents are invited to participate in parent appreciation night which is offered in the spring.

Parents are invited to participate in parent appreciation night which is offered in the spring.

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