An independent Tuition-Free and Public Charter School

About Our Charter School

About Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy

Welcome to our K-8 Tuition-Free Charter School!

Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy is a free, public charter school nestled in the Steele Creek area of Charlotte which is the fastest growing area in Mecklenburg County! We currently serve students in grades K-8. Our school is quickly growing into North Carolina’s “premier STEM School” as we provide all students with interactive science, technology, engineering, and math-centered approach to learning. You can learn more about our approach to learning and the instructional supports we use below.

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Mission Statement

Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy promotes high academic achievement by increasing student engagement through a workshop model that encourages and empowers students to take ownership of their own learning.


About Charter Schools

Charter Schools are Tuition Free!

Charter schools are public schools of choice that are authorized by the State Board of Education and operated by independent non-profit boards of directors. State and local tax dollars are the primary funding sources for charter schools, which have open enrollment and cannot discriminate in admissions, associate with any religion or religious group, or charge-tuition. Charter schools operate with freedom from many of the regulations that govern district schools, but charter schools are held accountable through the State assessment and accountability system.

Charter Schools Are Responsible To Family Needs

As a school of choice, we realize parents choose to attend our school, and also can choose to leave. Therefore, everyday it is our goal to provide high quality customer service experience for families. We focus on effective communication with families, and providing additional support and assistance to students.

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