4400 Water Oak Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Courier #: 513
P: 980-343-6700  |  F: 980-343-6741 
Principal: Brian Bambauer
LC: Southeast
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.

Program Benefits:

  • Gifted education and general education are related, connected and integrated.
  • Out of class sessions are scheduled when needed most.
  • The pace of learning is enhanced.
  • High achieving students receive more challenging tasks within the classroom.
  • Classroom and TD teachers work together to maximize student learning.

TD Parent Invitation 18-19 Updated.pdf

TD Parent Presentaiton 18-19.pdf 

The CMS Talent Development/Advanced Studies Department in partnership with UNC Charlotte will be howing a conference for parents of gifted children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on March 9, 2019.  For more information, please see the following flyer:

maximizing potential poster with rescheduled date (TD Conference).pdf


2019 CMS Gifted Plan Survey


Every three years each district in the state of North Carolina revises their comprehensive plan to serve gifted students K-12. The plan must be approved by each Local Board of Education and then submitted to the state. This year CMS is revising our 2019 CMS Gifted Plan to create the 2022 CMS Gifted Plan.


As part of our revision process, we are gathering feedback from stakeholders across CMS through surveys. Parents and Students are encouraged to take a moment to complete the survey using the appropriate link below.  


Parent Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/AYk35fB0dQsFgnJH3
Secondary Student Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/vr7IzWKIreSI09fz2


Surveys must be completed by Monday, December 10, 2018.



Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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