Center for Global Studies and Spanish Immersion

  • DDMMSDillard Middle School is a Wake County Magnet School with a theme centered around global-content ​integration and Spanish immersion.  Our official name became Dillard Drive The Center for Global Studies and Spanish Immersion ​Magnet Middle School in 2021.  DDMMS is also a recipient of the MSAP Grant, providing our school with funding to create a one of kind learning environment for all students.  Starting in 2021, at Dillard ​Magnet Middle, language instruction will be offered in both the French and Spanish languages.  In language classes students will study the culture, language, and grammar of their enrolled language.  Another aspect of DDMMS's program is the integration of global themes within all classes.  For example, students will make connections between what they are learning and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  In addition to learning about the UN's SDGs, students will be asked to apply their learning to solve regional, national, and global issues such as food insecurity, access to clean water, global warming, and equity and justice for all people.

    Staff and students at DDMMS are dedicated to our core values:  Show Kindness, Own It, Persevere, Be Present, and Believe.  These core values are at the heart of bringing our community together and developing our global partnerships.  We are a school where students from different communities are brought together to learn about different cultures, while developing empathy for those around them and around the world.

    As we are just beginning our journey as a magnet school and building our magnet program, we are excited for the opportunities our newly funded magnet programing will bring to our community.

    For more information, please contact our magnet coordinator, Jessica Nelson, at


    2020-2026 Grant Schools

    April 28, 2021

    The WCPSS Office of Magnet and Curriculum Enhancement Programs has secured a $14.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will support the addition of language immersion, language enhancement and global studies programs at four schools.  Dillard Drive Manget Middle School is proud to be a school that is part of the MSAP Grant.  Read more information here.

2021-2022 School Year (6th, 7th, 8th grades)

  • For Magnet and Base students enrolled at Dillard Drive Magnet Middle for the 2021-2022 school year, the following elective opportunities will be offered:

    Globally Integrated Instruction in all Core Classes

    Language Survey Course

    French 1

    French 2

    Spanish 1

    Spanish 2

    Global Music - Band

    Global Music - Orchestra

    Global Art

    Global Technology Courses (CTE)

    Global FACS