Learning Immersion / Talent Development Magnet Program

The Learning Immersion and Talent Development programs accelerate student learning through a rigorous curriculum focused on the strengths of each child. Each school’s staff is committed to teaching students to use real-world problem solving and higher-order thinking skills to prepare them for the 21st century.

In Learning Immersion (K-2), students are challenged to reach their fullest potential. Student learning is accelerated through an intense program that focuses on Gardner’s multiple intelligences and project-based instruction.

During second grade, students are evaluated for entrance into the Talent Development (TD) program. The TD magnet school provides a full-day concentrated program appropriate for identified gifted students in grades 3-5. Students who do not qualify by grade 3 may remain in the schools, continuing in the Learning Immersion program.

Special Features of Learning Immersion

  • Serves K-2 students
  • Develops critical and creative thinking skills
  • Uses seminar instruction
  • Provides choices for learning based upon multiple intelligences research for primary students
  • Introduces William and Mary social studies curriculum in grade 2
  • As part of the Learning Immersion program, second grade students are provided an additional opportunity to qualify for the TD program through the portfolio process.

Special Features of Learning Immersion/Talent Development

  • Seminars and coached projects used to enrich literacy
  • Special interest studies provided for students
  • Emphasis placed on developing scholarly behaviors and critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Varied instructional and assessment strategies based upon multiple intelligences research with emphasis upon utilizing technology in an integrated curriculum

For more information on applying to an LI/TD magnet school in CMS, please visit the Magnet Programs website at: http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartments/ci/MagnetPrograms/Pages/default.aspx