The contagiousness of the omicron variant, intensely increasing national case numbers, and predictions for a significant post-holiday surge necessitate closely monitoring trends and implementing safety precautions to protect the Universal community. Considering this information, Synchronous virtual learning will begin after Winter Break and continue through Friday, January 14, 2022. On Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in-person learning will resume following the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. While we anticipate the building closures through January 18, 2022, Universal will continuously monitor local transmission data, risk levels, and CDC and State guidance to confirm the precise timing of re-opening. Please contact your principal with questions and concerns.​

A letter from our Superintendent/CEO, Penny Nixon Ed.D.

Welcome to Universal Alcorn Charter School

"Girls Know STEM Too, Tyronne"

Written by Dr. Tyronne Carter

This Holiday season students at Universal Alcorn in grades K-3 received a copy of the book “Girls Know STEM Too, Tyronne” from Dr. Tyronne Carter also known as “Dr. Fun Science”. This book was also read aloud to the students.

Alcorn sends a special Thank You to Dr. Tyronne Carter!


The Voters of Tomorrow's Election

Universal Alcorn scholars share their views on the importance of Voting.


Universal Alcorn Charter School

3200 Dickinson Street

Philadelphia, PA, 19146

Phone: (215) 952-6219

Fax: (215) 952-0853

School Leadership

Principal: Aaron Starke

Connecting Parents and Schools to Increase Achievement

We encourage you to participate in one of the many opportunities such as the Home and School Association, School Advisory Councils (SAC) and/or volunteer as a teacher assistant/aide, food pantry worker, or just read to our preschoolers.

For more information, contact the Universal Alcorn Charter Elementary School at (215) 952-6219 or send us an email.