Char-Em ISD serves 11 local school districts within Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. We match services, materials and personnel in the areas of special education, school improvement, professional development, school safety, and administrative/business services to the needs of our local schools.
The districts within our service area cover approximately 1,100 square miles and collective operate 11 local public schools, three public school academies and five private schools, serving more than 10,000 students.
Char-Em ISD coordinates all Career and Technical Education programs operated at the public high schools. The 41 programs serve approximately 2,500 high school juniors and seniors from throughout our service area.
In addition, there are approximately 1,400 students receiving special education services within the Char-Em ISD service area. Approximately 110 of those students attend a Char-Em Program classroom located at the Patricia A. Taylor School for Exceptional Learners, Boyne Valley Education Center, or within one of our local school district buildings. Monitoring these programs is a mandated service provided by Char-Em ISD.