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    It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to provide leadership and services to local school districts.

    It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable partner with every district we serve.

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    2020-21 Educational Directory now available!

    The annual Char-Em ISD Educational Directory is now available online! Print copies will be distributed soon to all area schools. This annual directory includes contact information for all districts public and private, NCMC contact information, taxable values for the ISD and pupil counts. (Petoskey High School students are featured on this year's cover; photo taken in fall of 2019 at MICareerQuest career expo.) Access the directory online 

    Char-Em ISD superintendents unite for message on health and safety

    Char-Em ISD's 12 superintendents, representing the 11 public school districts and the ISD, in Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties have issued a joint letter to the regional community regarding continued vigilance in following health and safety protocols. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Michigan and nationally, the superintendents encourage everyone to remain attentive to recommended and required safety protocols such as mask-wearing, social distancing and limiting gatherings. READ THE FULL LETTER

    Char-Em ISD's Preparedness and Response Plans

    Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-142, Char-Em ISD has developed the following Preparedness & Response Plans for the 2020-2021 school year:

    Char-Em prepares for Nov. 6 Area-Wide Professional Learning Day

    Area educators will once again convene for Area-Wide Professional Learning Day in early November. This is an event that takes place each year and brings educators together from across Char-Em ISD's 11 public school districts. This year's theme is, "Leveraging Technology to Connect Hearts and Engage Minds." This virtual professional learning offering will take place online from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Keynote presenter Thomas Murray will welcome participants, who will then choose two breakout sessions to round out their morning. To learn more about Nov. 6, visit the Area-Wide Professional Learning Day page.  Schools throughout Char-Em ISD are not in session during this professional learning day for area educators.

    Preschool Pre-Application

    Parents and guardians may begin the preschool program enrollment process by completing a pre-application for children ages 0-5.  Fill out the pre-application 

    Are you concerned about your child's development? How to access services

    If you are a parent or caregiver concerned about your young child's development, the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District’s Early Childhood Department has a team of specialists available to help children along their educational path.

    • If your child is between birth and up to 3 years of age, please complete an on-line referral at https://1800earlyon.org/online_referral.php, or call (800) EarlyOn (327-5966).
    • If your child is between 3 and 5 years of age, call Taylor School (231) 439-6937. Please leave a message and a staff member will return your call to gather more information. You may also email Shannon Quinn, at quinns@charemisd.org.

    Services for eligible children include speech and language assistance, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Services are provided in the home for children up to age 3, and in preschool for children ages 3-5. We welcome the opportunity to work with you and your child!

    Schedule a driver's license road test

    Char-Em ISD road testers are scheduling driving tests for those seeking auto, motorcycle and CDL licenses. Students and adults are encouraged to contact the test administrators directly; their contact information can be found on the Driver License Road Testing page

    We’re hiring: Char-Em ISD current job openings

    Char-Em ISD is hiring!

    View complete details about the following positions and other job openings in several Char-Em ISD school districts:

    • Dual-Driver
    • Long Term Sub Early Childhood Sp. Ed. Teacher's Assistant
    • Rider
    • School Psychologist
    • Special Education Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher Assistant
    • Substitute Speech and Language Pathologist
    • Transporter

    'Step Up to Success' interactive Career Staircase launched!

    Parents and caregivers play an invaluable role in keeping their children on track to meet career and college readiness goals. To help in those efforts, Char-Em ISD's Career and Technical Education Department developed the "Step Up to Success" Career Staircase. This interactive tool takes students on a journey from kindergarten through graduation and beyond in goal setting and awareness of career and college readiness activities and events. It provides resources that families will need along the journey, and it lets community members and professionals know where they can step in and be part of creating bright futures for our youth.

    Check out the Career Staircase!

    WE ARE HIRING! Substitute bus drivers, riders/aides needed, paid training available

    Precious cargo aboard! Char-Em ISD is looking for substitute bus drivers and riders/aides for our multiple bus routes to and from Char-Em programs. Flexible hours and days mean you choose when you can provide coverage of routes. Char-Em pays for all required driver training (written testing and on-road testing), so experience is not necessary. Experience working with special needs children is not required, but is helpful, as is a compassionate personality. Because of the wide geographical area covered by Char-Em, we pay you from when you leave the house to get to your assigned transportation route each day that you work. Routes may be in Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. Those interested may also start as (paid) aides rather than driver, to see if the job is a good fit.

    Sound like this is for you? We welcome you to learn more by reading the complete job descriptions online. Contact Char-Em ISD’s Transportation Coordinator at 231-582-8070 if you have further questions or you’re interested in applying!

    Upcoming Events

    December 1 (Tuesday)
    December 3 (Thursday)
    December 9 (Wednesday)
    December 10 (Thursday)
    December 18 (Friday)
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    Our Mission

    It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to provide leadership and services to local school districts.

    It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable partner with every district we serve.

    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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