Our Mission Statement

It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to serve local school districts.

It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable part of every local school district it serves.


Char-Em ISD is proud to have achieved accreditation by AdvancED for a second 5-year period effective July 2016. The AdvancED Accreditation Commission determined that Char-Em ISD engages in a continuous systemic process of improvement, and has effective and efficient quality assurance controls throughout the system. This achievement recognizes the quality of services provided by the ISD through the leadership team and governing authority, the dedication and service of the professional staff, and the support of community stakeholders.

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Breadworks Fundraiser Sends 4 to Preschool for Free!

Four preschoolers are receiving a great start to their schooling, thanks to a fundraiser held recently by Crooked Tree Breadworks in the M-119 Plaza. More...

Petoskey Concord Academy Wins the First Char-Em ISD Quiz Bowl Tournament of Season

Sixteen teams and eight schools participated in the first Char-Em ISD Quiz Bowl tournament of the school year. The Petoskey B and Boyne City C teams finished tied for first in Division Two, but it was a dominating performance by Concord Academy Petoskey in the upper tier Division One that caught the eye of everyone attending. More...

Youth Mental Health FIRST AID FREE 8 Hour Course - Series

A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them! You are more likely to encounter someone - friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community - in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to youth (ages 12-18) showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. More...

Char-Em ISD Honored Second Time with National Accreditation

For a second time, Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District received the honor of accreditation by the nation’s strictest accreditation agency, AdvancED. More...

The Bus Stops Here! Finding Your Seat on the Journey Through Special Education

Through this series of workshops, parents will understand their role in engaging with their school and caregivers, and leave with tools to support the special education journey. Parents of students with disabilities (birth to 26) are invited to join us for one or all of the series of FREE informational sessions. More...

Camp Daggett Fun!

Check out our video of educational and fun times had by Char-Em ISD students with disabilities at Camp Daggett. More...

Author Shares Message of Hope, Attitude with Lakeview High School Students

Author David B. Burch recently shared his journey from severe poverty, violence and tragedy to hope and perseverance with students at Lakeview High School in Petoskey. More...

School Jobs are Available!

Substitute teachers, bus drivers and riders, and secretaries are needed throughout Char-Em ISD. Learn more and apply for these rewarding jobs! More...

Special Chairs for Special Students

See how Harbor Springs High School CTE Woodworking class takes on a project to make specialized chairs for students with disabilities and the lesson is more about caring for others than construction. More...

Flipped Classroom Video

More than 700 educators came away with new ideas and skills following the recent Char-Em ISD Area Wide Professional Development Day. Pictured are Carissa Wolgamott and Karen Giudice during the “Putting Pizzazz in Your Publications” workshop. The day kicked off with a video about “flipped classrooms.” View the video. More...

Char-Em ISD: Celebrating 50 Years

View the history book that highlights Char-Em ISD's past 50 years. More...

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Driver's License Road Testing

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Char-Em ISD AmeriCorps Program

AmeriCorps Program

Learn more about Char-Em ISD's AmeriCorps Program.

Char-Em ISD Videos

Here’s 100% proof that teachers make an impact every day and help shape the world we live in tomorrow. Hear from eight alumni from high schools throughout Char-Em ISD that are changing the world we live in. Powerful stuff!

teachers today change the world tomorrow video

Visit Char-Em ISD's YouTube Channel for additional videos highlighting student achievement throughout Char-Em ISD.

Char-Em ISD's Moodle Site


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