Advanced Studies
Gifted Plan

​The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools CMS 2022 Gifted Plan provides a comprehensive plan of action to meet the advanced learning needs of gifted and advanced students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The plan outlines goals, supports, and programs designed to nurture, identify, and effectively serve gifted and advanced students in an effort to maximize student potential. Through implementation of the CMS 2022 Gifted Plan, we will create access to advanced courses and programs, increase integrity to gifted and advanced programs to ensure academic and social emotional needs of students are met, and ensure clear communication with all stakeholders. The three-year plan responds to the 1996 NC General Assembly Article 9B that requires each LEA to develop a local AIG plan with specific components.

The CMS 2022 Gifted Plan is designed in support of the CMS Strategic Plan and district initiatives. Plan development occurred using data gathered from surveys, assessments, school and student performance indicators, collaborative planning groups, and the AIG Plan Advisory Group. Relevant perspectives were gained from multiple stakeholders to ensure our district's diverse needs were considered and met.

The overarching goals of the CMS 2022 Gifted Plan are as follows:
  • Create access for underrepresented students to gifted and advanced programs and appropriately challenging coursework.
  • Increase integrity of gifted and advanced programs to ensure academic & social/emotional needs of all students are met.
  • Create systems to increase clear communication with all stakeholders.

The ​Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 2022 Gifted Plan may be accessed by clicking this link: 2019-2022 CMS AIG Plan.pdf

**Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shift to remote learning, on August 25, 2020, the CMS Board of Education approved an addendum to the CMS 2022 Gifted Plan. The CMS Gifted Plan Addendum can be access by clicking this link.**

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