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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 in June 2011. 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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Click here (or on the image above) for the November 2015 Employee Newsletter

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Blackbird Elementary School students collaborated with the Great Start Parent Coalition to host a book drive for Great Start’s FreeCycle Book Project and collected more than 900 books during the week-long book drive.
Sixteen teams from eight area schools competed at the first Char-Em ISD Quiz Bowl Tournament of this school year with Petoskey taking home the trophy.
Substitute teachers, bus drivers and riders, and secretaries are needed throughout Char-Em ISD. Click here to learn more and apply for these rewarding jobs!
Local northern Michigan agencies agree that having strong families is the backbone to a thriving community and they have come together to offer a series of free networking nights for parents and their children. The first networking night of the series is 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Char-Em ISD Taylor School for Exceptional Learners in Petoskey.
Click on the link below to 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.
Ottawa Elementary Students collected more than 1,600 books during a school-wide, week-long book drive that benefited Great Start’s FreeCycle Book Project. The school partnered with the Great Start Parent Coalition to host the event.
The early morning rounds made the difference in the third Char-Em ISD Quiz Bowl Tournament of the season as the Charlevoix A team knocked off contenders East Jordan, Petoskey and Boyne City who finished, respectively, second, third, and fourth for the day. Charlevoix team members completed their undefeated sweep by knocking off Central Lake and Concord in the afternoon. The Petoskey B and C teams finished first and second in Division Two.
Staff from Boyne City High School and Char-Em ISD were named winners in the annual Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) Communications Contest.
More than 700 educators came away with new ideas and skills following the recent Char-Em ISD Area Wide Professional Development Day. Pictured are Media Center Manager Carissa Wolgamott and receptionist Karen Giudice during the “Putting Pizzazz in Your Publications” workshop. The day kicked off with a video about “flipped classrooms.” Click on the link below to view the video.
Click on the link below to view the history book that highlights Char-Em ISD's past 50 years.


The following links provide quick access to popular programs and services.

Driver's License Road Testing

Click here for testing information 

ISD Wide Common Calendar

  • Click here for ISD Wide Common Calendars
  • PDF DocumentClick here for the 2015-2016 Char-Em ISD Wide Common Calendar Schedule

Char-Em ISD AmeriCorps Program

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We are a proud member of AmeriCorps. Click here or on the image above for more information.

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!


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for additional videos highlighting student achievement throughout Char-Em ISD.

Char-Em ISD's Moodle Site

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Click here or on the image above to visit Char-Em ISD's Moodle Site