Magnet programs & CTE pathways
  • Dual Language Immersion (DLI) (información en español

    Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs use two languages for literacy and content instruction for all students. The programs provide the same academic content and address the same state standards as traditional educational programs where instruction is in only one language. Elementary DLI programs provide instruction in the two languages over an extended period of time, from kindergarten through fifth grade. Instruction is in the DLI program language at least 50% of the time. There is a considerable body of research that outlines the benefits of DLI programs for students, including: 

    • higher academic performance

    • greater cognitive development and mental flexibility

    • increased creativity and divergent thinking

    • high levels of proficiency in the program language and in English

    • positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors

    • enhanced career opportunities

    In Durham Public Schools, DLI magnet schools include a cohort of students that engage in full immersive dual language instruction and all other students receive instruction in the same world language as well as relevant cultural and arts experiences and access to educational materials in the world language. At this time, all DPS DLI programs focus on Spanish language only. 

    North Carolina is a leader in DLI education and provides support for programs across the state. Learn more about DLI programs here: https://www.dpi.nc.gov/districts-schools/classroom-resources/academic-standards/programs-and-initiatives/dual-language-immersion

    Contact for program questions: Victor Hiraldo (victor_hiraldo@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3279 x72229 


    2024-25 School Year


    Elementary Schools 

     Holt

    Holt Elementary School 

    Entry Grade: TBD

    Attendance zone: YES view here

    Lottery zones: Northern view zones

    Procedure for those in attendance zone: No lottery required enroll in school, lottery must be entered for placement in the DLI cohort group

    Sibling Priority: YES

    Transportation: Northern Region only

    Merrick Moore

    Merrick-Moore Elementary School

    Entry Grade: TBD

    Attendance zone: YES view here

    Lottery zones: Eastern view zones

    Procedure for those in attendance zone: No lottery required enroll in school, lottery must be entered for placement in the DLI cohort group

    Sibling Priority: YES

    Transportation: Eastern Region only

    Club Boulevard

    Club Blvd Elementary School

    Entry Grade: TBD

    Attendance zone: YES view here

    Lottery zones: Central view zones

    Procedure for those in attendance zone: No lottery required enroll in school, lottery must be entered for placement in the DLI cohort group

    Sibling Priority: YES

    Transportation: Central Region only

    Lyons Farm

    Lyons Farm Elementary School

    Entry Grade: TBD

    Attendance zone: YES view here

    Lottery zones: Southeast view zones

    Procedure for those in attendance zone: No lottery required enroll in school, lottery must be entered for placement in the DLI cohort group

    Sibling Priority YES

    Transportation: Southeast Region only

    Southwest

    Southwest Elementary School

    Entry Grade: TBD

    Attendance zone: YES view here

    Lottery zones: Southwest view zones

    Procedure for those in attendance zone: No lottery required enroll in school, lottery must be entered for placement in the DLI cohort group

    Sibling Priority: YES

    Transportation: Southwest Region only