History of Queen’s Grant High School

QGHS Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Working in partnership with parents and community, Queen’s Grant High School will offer a challenging, character-based education. By providing a strong curriculum and an atmosphere of high expectations, students can master basic skills and realize full academic potential in preparation for higher education and life-long learning.

QGHS Vision Statement

Our Vision

Queen’s Grant High School seeks to foster a passion for learning and to equip college bound students with the tools for academic success. We will do this through an atmosphere that holds students firmly accountable for their actions in both academics and discipline. Queen’s Grant High School is a place of great opportunity for highly motivated students and actively involved parents.

QGHS Tuition Free Quality Education

Tuition Free, Quality Education

Queen’s Grant High School is a public charter school aimed at giving your child the quality of education that you have been searching for. Queen’s Grant is small enough to ensure that each student is known and valued but large enough to provide a variety of academic, athletic and extracurricular activities to enrich your child’s learning ability.

Future Queens Grant Students

Future Students

Academics – A Challenging Curriculum

Every day at Queen’s Grant High School, our students are reaping the rewards of an environment that supports intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth.  Our academically challenging, character-based education further enhances the learning experience and prepares students for the next step in their journey.  Whether students choose a 4-year college, the military or a technical school, they will be well prepared.

In addition, growing students into contributing, ethical citizens is integral to our education model. This too is part of the Queen’s Grant Experience. Here, teachers serve as role models for students and seek to encourage the personal growth of each throughout their high school years. A variety of elective courses and extracurricular activities are offered to enhance the high school experience, enabling students to explore personal interests and develop habits for healthy living.

Information Nights

Admissions Nights are held on Tuesday evenings once a month at 6:30 pm on our campus. We invite families who are interested in learning more about Queen’s Grant High School and how to become part of our family to attend. Click on the button below to view the “Admissions Night” dates and sign up to attend.

Clubs & Organizations

More Ways To Get Involved

Student Council

National Honor Society

Spanish Honor Society

International Thespian Society

Beta Club



Gender and Sexuality Alliance

Latin Club

Junior Classical League

Drama Club

Medical Careers Club

History of Queen’s Grant High School


The Beginning: An Elementary-Middle School

The vision for the Queen’s Grant Experience began in August 2002 with the opening of Queen’s Grant Community School (K-8). Located in the heart of Mint Hill, North Carolina, this school offers families throughout the region an alternative to the surrounding large district school Systems.

The smaller learning environment characterized by an emphasis on academic achievement and moral character has been exceedingly successful. Here, staff, educators and parents are able to partner together to build students with strong minds and personal integrity.

It wasn’t long before Queen’s Grant parents expressed a desire to build a high school so that the Queen’s Grant Experience would continue through high school years.

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A High School Extension of Queen’s Grant

A vision began to take form in December of 2006 when the State extended the Queen’s Grant charter to include grade 9 and 10, with a plan to grow by a single grade each school year through grade 12.

A Temporary Site

The doors of the high school opened in August 2007 with 120 students in grades 9 and 10, at its temporary location with rented space at Garr Christian Academy on Wallace Road in Charlotte. In the Queen’s Grant tradition, school leadership committed to recruiting highly qualified teachers, motivating each student to personal and academic excellence, and preparing students for post-secondary learning and success in life.

The Dream Fulfilled

On August 19 of 2009, Queen’s Grant High School opened its doors to almost 425 students from 40 different schools in the area, to begin a new chapter in the life of the school. The doors were again temporary, but they were standing on permanent soil. As the modules were assembled to accommodate 500 students, the teachers gathered to prepare  classes, and on the first day of school, Mint Hill had a permanent charter high school as a serious option for anyone in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding districts.

The vision of a commitment to excellence in academic achievement and moral character through a charter school has been extended, in seven years, from kindergarten to the senior year of high school. The projected goal is to now become one of the finest schools in the state of North Carolina.

Today, you have a CHOICE in your child's education!

Queen’s Grant High School is a charter school that equips college-bound students with the right tools for academic success.

“Everyone at Queen’s Grant knows each other, the teachers connect well with the students. The small class sizes helped me learn better, and my education is more focused on me.” M. Watkins (Class of 2015)