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4400 Water Oak Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Courier #: 513
P: 980-343-6700  |  F: 980-343-6741 
Principal: Dr. Kevin Woods
LC: Central
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: 6-8
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Talent Development (TD)

What is Talent Development?  

The Talent Development Program for gifted services is based on consultation and collaboration between the talent development and classroom teachers.  They work together to meet the needs of the high achieving student.  Talent Development identification occurs in elementary school through a 2nd grade screener.  Identified TD students matriculate through middle school and participate in the cluster group model rather than the elementary model that involves small-pull out groups.


Randolph Middle School has a large population of TD students with roughly 45% of students being certified TD.  To best accommodate the needs of our gifted students, ongoing professional development for AIG/TD best practices is offered to our core teachers and occurs periodically throughout the year.  Daily lesson plans are also differentiated to the needs of a TD student.  Randolph Middle also offers social emotional support daily through the Caring School Curriculum as well as extracurricular opportunities through clubs.


Program Benefits:

  • Gifted education and general education are related, connected and integrated.
  • The pace of learning is enhanced.
  • High achieving students receive more challenging tasks within the classroom.
  • Ongoing professional development is provided for teachers to maximize student learning.

Each year Randolph hosts a fall TD Meeting for all identified TD students.  Please continue to check our website for updates. 

TD Parent Invitation

TD Parent Meeting

Resources for Supporting Your Gifted Student at home:


At-Home Summer Fun for Creative Kids & Families_August 


Managing Grief & Anxiety During COVID-19 TIP Sheet 


Serving the Whole Gifted Child TIP Sheet 




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P.O. Box 30035
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Phone: 980-343-3000
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