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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. 


Click here (or on the image above) for the January 2015 Employee Newsletter

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Staff from Boyne City High School and Char-Em ISD were named winners in the annual Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) Communications Contest.
Gratitude, service, honor. Those were a few of the words East Jordan Elementary students used as they wrote letters to veterans recently as part of “Operation Gratitude” throughout the school.
Sheridan Elementary students and staff along with Char-Em ISD AmeriCorps member Charnell Bacon teamed up to make a difference by hosting a bottle and can drive as part of the recent National Day of Service.
The 20th annual Charlevoix-Emmet Human Services Coordinating Body (HSCB) Information Summit brought together dozens of human service professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers to learn more about resources available in our community.
Who knew a Styrofoam cup, paper clips, scotch tape, tissue paper, cotton balls, toothpicks, straws, rubber band, paper plate, and plastic bag would turn into a lesson about science, technology, engineering, and math? For a group of area high school students that’s exactly what happened recently as part of a hands-on event sponsored by Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District and Ferris State University (FSU).
High School students from Petoskey and Charlevoix flexed their mental muscles early in the Char-Em ISD Quiz Bowl season as they finished their respective divisions in first place.
Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Diane Heinzelman, of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, to serve as Chair of the Autism Council. Heinzelman is the Director of Special Education for Char-Em ISD.
Char-Em United Way Executive Director Lorraine Manary and Char-Em ISD Alternative Education Program Supervisor Todd Derenzy look over just a few of the items that were collected during the Stuff the Bus school supply drive held recently. United Way held the school supply drive recently in conjunction with Walmart, Kmart and the Petoskey Festival on the Bay and collected close to 10,000 items to be distributed to the 11 districts within Char-Em ISD, including the ISD-operated alternative education programs.
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. 

2014-2015 ISD Wide Common Calendar Schedule

The following calendar is in PDF PDF Documentformat, click to view, print or download. 

Char-Em ISD Videos

Click below to view a video highlighting what it's like to a student today.

Click here 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