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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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    Celebrating Career Tech to Careers at Fletch's in Petoskey with East Jordan grads

    Two long-time friends and 2022 East Jordan High School graduates recently began employment at Fletch’s GMC Buick Audi in Petoskey, working in the certified service center as technicians. Thomas Simpson and Keegan Speer both credit the skills they learned during career and technical education courses in high school in providing them the hands-on experience needed to go directly into the workforce after graduating this spring.

    Their choice to enter the workforce after graduation was recently celebrated by Char-Em ISD Career and Technical Education staff as part of the “Career Tech to Careers” initiative, which recognizes the decision of high school graduates to enter careers after earning diplomas, specifically those students whose high school careers included CTE classes. Read the complete release about the event at Fletch's


    Char-Em ISD among grant awardees for creating innovative Project Based Learning experiences

    LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with state environmental and workforce leaders, announced 16 K-12 institutions, school districts and educational partnerships have been awarded $205,028 to develop Great Lakes-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational programs for students. Among the awardees is the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, which will receive $20,000 to help propel new Project Based Learning (PBL) units in local schools. 

    Erin Luckhardt, Instructional Technology Coordinator for Char-Em ISD, noted that “students benefit from the PBL approach because it provides them with an authentic project or problem to solve, which ultimately makes for a more engaging learning experience. It answers the question, ‘Why do we need to know this?’ and encourages students to share their learning in a public space.” Read the complete media release about the PBL grant 

    Charlevoix County Community Foundation grants support preschool tuition

    This year brought a new partnership between the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Great Start Collaborative of Charlevoix, Emmet, and northern Antrim counties, with the foundation awarding several grants for preschool scholarships. This past spring, the foundation provided tuition support of $5,220 benefitting seven children in Charlevoix and Boyne City. On May 23, 2022, the foundation announced another round of funding, an additional $10,000, also earmarked for preschool scholarships for Charlevoix County families.

    “We are so grateful for the support from the foundation for these children. Families today are facing many challenges with rising cost of living expenses, and these dollars go a long way toward helping children receive quality preschool that will set them up for success,” said Jill Haan, Director of Early Childhood for Char-Em ISD. “Investing in early childhood programs is truly an investment in the future.” Read the full media release about preschool scholarships

    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's License Road Testing page.

    Char-Em Street STEM – ISD’s traveling trailer brings science and math into the classroom in new ways

    When Brandon Beltz walks into a classroom these days, students light up with excitement. They know he’ll be have the latest in STEM activities – like robots, drones, 3D pens and a 3D printer – in tow for a new approach to teaching science, technology, engineering and math to kindergarten through 8th grade kids.

    Earlier this year, the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District’s Career and Technical Education Department launched “Char-Em Street STEM,” a mobile trailer stocked with technology gadgets and activities for the littlest learners through late middle school. It’s a new way to generate excitement for learning, said Beltz, the ISD’s new STEM consultant who joined the Career Tech staff at the start of this school year.  Read the complete article about the new Street STEM initiative!

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

    Char-Em ISD receives state-of-the-art driving simulator to help train, recruit and retain drivers

    Char-Em ISD is using state-of-the-art technology to help recruit, train and retain drivers with a new CDL driving simulator, housed at the Boyne City ISD office. 

    A full scale working model that mirrors the cockpit of a school bus or semi-truck tractor, the platform replicates exactly the touch, tone, sounds, look, and feel of every aspect of what a driver would experience if they were sitting in the driver’s seat of the real thing – right down to the automatic air-ride driver’s seat and the sound of the air door closing. The ‘driver’ can even physically feel and see the vehicle’s response to any number of instructor inputs introduced to the driver while they are operating the simulator, such as for fog, rain, ice, snow, and even mud on any kind of terrain, in day or night conditions. Read the complete article about the simulator and how to arrange a 'test drive' 

    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 

    We're hiring! Immediate openings for bus drivers, riders

    We're hiring! Char-Em ISD has immediate openings for bus drivers and riders. Paid training is available! Morning and afternoon routes; approximately 6 hours per day. CDL license not required - we will provide training to receive your CDL. Positions listed in the links below include drivers, riders, and both rider and driver. (CDL not required for riders only.)

    View all open Char-Em ISD positions, including additional bus route needs, and job listings for local school districts: https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6155936.careers?CareersSearch

    For more information, email info@charemisd.org. We look forward to finding the right candidates to join our team!

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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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