Learning Communities

​​​Our district has ten learning communities each is led by a learning community superintendent. In July 2016, schools in the learning communities were realigned to increase instructional leadership support evenly throughout the district. The structure of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools learning communities is intended to better support high schools and schools that feed into them.  Organizing our learning communities in this way allows many of our students to be in the same learning community from kindergarten until graduation from high school.  Such stability helps students to achieve at high levels and graduate on time.

The learning communities are: Beacon, East, Central, Leadership Enrichment Achievement Differentiation (L.E.A.D.), Project Leadership and Investment for Transformation (L.I.F.T.), North, Northeast, South and West. 

These learning communities are based on a district-wide commitment to three key beliefs. Schools are the unit of academic transformation and achievement for our students. Every CMS employee and every functional area is crucial to maximize service to our schools. Academic achievement for our students, and improving organizational effectiveness will strengthen service delivery to schools.