The Learning Immersion and Talent Development (LI/TD) program provides students a learning environment focused on instructional strategies for advanced learners and rigorous curriculum. Students are expected to use analytical and critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems. Each school’s staff receives ongoing professional development on research-based strategies for best supporting advanced and gifted learners.

The Learning Immersion (LI) program serves grades K-5. Students are taught using rigorous instructional strategies and curriculum to foster critical and analytical thinking skills to help them reach their greatest academic potential.

The Talent Development (TD) program serves grades 3-5. The TD program provides a full-day, inclusive program for identified gifted students. Students who are not identified as Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) by grade 3 may remain in the school and continue in the LI program.

All students in LI/TD schools have automatic continuation to the International Baccalaureate (IB) middle school program in their transportation zone.

Learning Immersion/Talent Development Schools

Level Blue Green Violet
(1) Tuckaseegee ES serves the West Mecklenburg High School feeder pattern portion of the Blue Zone.

Entry Requirements

  • Students can apply through the School Choice Lottery.
  • Students in grades 3-5 must meet the entry requirements necessary to participate in the School Choice Lottery.

Magnet Expectations Agreement

Learning Immersion / Talent Development Expectations Agreement (revised 7/6/2023): English Version

Learners Who Thrive in Learning Immersion/Talent Development…

  • Are natural problem-solvers
  • Enjoy exploring their own gifts and talents
  • Like getting to know others and like working with them
  • Find joy in working through real-world experiences
  • Excel with problem-based learning approaches

Video Highlights from Our LI/TD Schools

Tuckaseegee Elementary School
Charles H. Parker Academic Center
Charles H. Parker Academic Center Virtual Tour 2021
Shamrock Gardens Elementary School Open House 2021-2022
Mallard Creek Elementary School Open House 2021
Idlewild Elementary School Virtual Open House 2021-2022
Idlewild Elementary School