Queen City STEM School is a tuition-free public charter school in Charlotte, NC, committed to providing exceptional educational experiences for elementary, middle, and high school students. To fulfill our mission, QCSS implements a rigorous curriculum supported by research and with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Merged into all classes are higher-order thinking skills and 21st-century skills, including problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and effective communication and collaboration skills. QCSS believes in building strong school-family-community partnerships and healthy, caring student-teacher relationships. We provide a safe, nurturing, and culturally-responsive learning environment.

Core values of QCSS include responsibility, respect, resilience, diversity, courage, and industriousness.

Fundamental to our mission:

  • A commitment to active involvement of students and parents
  • A competent and caring staff and leadership
  • Innovative and effective teaching strategies
  • Academic growth and excellence for all students

QCSS employs an inquiry-based curriculum, which is research-based and has been proven through extensive field studies across the nation. These studies showed that the curriculum has improved student learning and has been found appropriate for all student populations, including at-risk of academic failure and academically-gifted students.

QCSS offers free after-school and weekend tutoring programs for students who are in need of extra help to pass their classes and tests and prepares its students for regional, statewide, national, and international competitions such as Math Counts, American Mathematics Competitions (AMC), Science Fairs and International Science Olympiads.

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**(2/21/20) Due to the potential for hazardous road conditions in the morning and freezing temperatures, QCSS will be closed for all students and staff on Friday, February 21st.  With temperatures dropping over night and the potential for black ice across the county, driving conditions will be unsafe for our buses, families, and staff in the morning.   We will utilize a digital learning day for tomorrow.  All teachers will communicate with their students by 10 am in the morning, utilizing their learning management system, of assignments for the day.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your teacher for assistance.  Thanks.

QCSS Student Heads to Regional Spelling Bee (1).pdf

QCSS 2020-2021 Academic Calendar

Link for Curriculum (NC, K-12)

Parent Lunch Registration

Queen City STEM School adds new campus, expands High School

Queen City STEM BUS Portal information