We are considering a move to Charlotte from NYC (I am a native Chicagoan; my husband is from Brooklyn). I have 2 areas of concern that I would appreciate input on: 1.) Our 8-year old qualifies as gifted and talented. From basic research re Charlotte/Mecklenberg I see several public schools (elementary through HS) that have established programs for this population, including several high schools with International Baccaluareate approval as well as quite a few listed on Newsweek's Top High Schools list. Based on what I read in this forum, however, there may be other school districts that can better serve our daughter's needs. Any thoughts? We're looking for more than a weekly "pull-out program;" we would like higher-level learning in general. 2.) We are in the process of adopting from China. Where in the Charlotte area might there be a diverse population and the most acceptance for a multi-racial family--that also addresses our education concerns? Thank you.