Our Magnet Program

  • Global Studies:  Our global units of study are designed to prepare students to be global citizens.  Students investigate the world, recognize perspectives, creatively take action to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and communicate their ideas.  Our students explore the world through literature, cultural studies, character education, and participation in numerous projects.   

    World Languages:  In addition to our specials or "quests" (Media, Music, Art, P.E., STEM & GLOW) students have the opportunity to select a language elective.  Starting in kindergarten, students can select Spanish or French to study throughout their years here at DDMES.  

    Spanish Immersion: Learning Spanish opens up a world of possibilities!  With over 400 million speakers worldwide, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world.  Beginning in kindergarten, we have two cohorts that participate in the Spanish Immersion program.  Students develop fluency in reading, writing, speaking and listening in Spanish as well as in English.

    Grades K-1: 

    * 90% of daily instruction is delivered in Spanish

    * 10% of daily instruction is delivered in English

    Grade 2:  

    * 80% of daily instruction is delivered in Spanish

    * 20% of daily instruction is delivered in English

    Studies show that fully proficient bilinguals outperform monolinguals in the areas of divergent thinking, pattern recognition, and problem-solving.  

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