Queen City STEM School (QCSS) is a charter school in Mecklenburg County under NC Charter School Law. Charter schools are publicly funded through taxpayer money and privately governed by a non-profit corporation. QSCC has open enrollment with no discrimination, no religious association, and no tuition. The mission of Queen City STEM School (QC-STEMS) is to prepare students to become competent, responsible and successful individuals in our globalized and technology-based society through a strong academic program, school, family & community partnerships, and strong teacher-student relationships.

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.