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. Gifted identified students in 5th grade have automatic continuation to the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in their transportation zone. Students who are not identified as TD by grade 3 may remain in the school and continue in the LI program.

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 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