The Learning Immersion and Talent Development programs accelerate student learning through a rigorous curriculum focused on the strengths of each child. Each school’s staff is committed to teaching students to use real-world problem solving and higher-order thinking skills to prepare them for the 21st century.In Learning Immersion (K-2), students are challenged to reach their fullest potential. Student learning is accelerated through an intense program that focuses on Gardner’s multiple intelligences and project-based instruction. During second grade, students are evaluated for entrance into the Talent Development (TD) program. The TD magnet school provides a full-day concentrated program appropriate for identified gifted students in grades 3-5. Students who do not qualify by grade 3 may remain in the schools, continuing in the Learning Immersion program.
Entrance Requirement: Students applying for the TD magnets at grades 3-5 must have Talent Development Certification. If certification is pending, parents are advised to wait until testing is complete before submitting their application. Newly identified Talent Development students will receive through their current school a revised school assignment application to submit after a student is certified as Talent Development.
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