About


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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.

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MISSION STATEMENT
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. Our purpose is to provide a high-quality and enriching educational experience targeting 21st-century outcomes for K-12 students. Our core values are responsibility, respect, resilience, diversity, courage, and industriousness. Fundamental to our mission is commitment to active involvement of students, competent and caring staff and leadership, innovative and effective teaching strategies, and striving for academic excellence for all students.

VISION 
QCSS’s project and STEM-focused program is advancing global citizenship by fostering inquisitiveness, innovation, and leadership for all students in order to prepare them for college and 21st-century workforce.

Rigorous Academic Program
An Academically Rigorous Program for All Students. ...

Curriculum with STEM Focus
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
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Exciting opportunities for advanced learners.
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.

College Awareness & Leadership Program (CLP)
Our purpose is to provide a high-quality and the CLP is a voluntary mentorship program to help qualified students improve their skills in Academics - Social Networking - Extracurricular activities

Cooperation with Local Universities - Smaller Class Sizes - Personalized Attention - Extensive Parental Involvement - After-School Program - STEM Expo - Science Fair - Student Festivals - Community Events - Participation at Math & Science Competitions - Robotics - Field Trips - Home Visits - Free Tutoring - College Visits

Student Clubs
Art
Chess
Book Club
Chorus
College Awareness and Leadership Program (CLP)
Girls on the Run
Music Production
Robotic Club
Science Olympiad
Technology Club
Yearbook