The Copper Country Middle School District will kick off the year with four days of pre-school training. The first day of school for students will be Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Parents will be contacted directly regarding transportation times.
CCISD will operate the following special education programs for the 2022-2023 school year: elementary programs for students with severe disabilities at CLK Elementary; Secondary programs for students with severe disabilities at Calumet Secondary School; two social skills programs (elementary and secondary levels) at the learning centre; a moderate cognitive impairment program/community transition program at 700 Sharon Avenue in Houghton; and mild cognitive impairment programs at the elementary, middle, and high levels in Hancock Public Schools, one in Baraga area schools at the elementary level, and one in L’Anse at the high school level. ISD also provides school psychologists, social workers, therapists, and consultants who meet the needs of students in local districts. Early childhood special education services continue to be provided by Copper Country ISD in inclusive environments at BHK Early Years Centers, Tribal Preschools, Private Preschools, Daycares and other settings. natural throughout the region. Start dates for early childhood special education services are in accordance with preschool timetables or the ISD calendar when students are not in class, and parents will be notified of the dates.
ISD continues to serve as the lead agency for Early On for Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Services for children from birth to three years of age are provided in collaboration with other agencies and services are provided in children’s homes or year-round day care centres.
ISD continues to offer vocational and technical education programs. The offers consist of:
At the Career Tech Center in Hancock: automotive technology, healthcare careers, welding/fabrication and construction technology.
At Houghton County Medical Facility: Certified Nursing Assistant.
To schools in the L’Anse region: Health professions, welding.
At Gogebic Community College: Early Childhood Education
At Finlandia University: Graphic Design/Marketing
At Michigan Tech: mechatronics
At Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College: Culinary Arts, Business/Entrepreneurship, Certified Nurse Assistant.
In schools in the Baraga region: construction
Vocational and technical education prepares students for a wide range of employment and training opportunities as well as post-secondary education, and allows them to explore the career options available in today’s job market. today.
The Department of General Education provides services to K-12 schools in Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties. Services include items such as: attendance support, professional development for teachers and administrators; supporting Michigan’s K-3 literacy mandate; support for state and federal mandates; leadership to foster partnerships between schools and universities; links with community, regional and state organizations and businesses; student programs; K-12 mental health services; and a resource library for teachers. ISD also serves as the financial agent for the Great Start Readiness program, which funds 4-year-old preschool for children whose grade is based on risk factors.
The Western Upper Peninsula MiSTEM Network (Region 16) serves schools and communities in Houghton, Baraga, Gogebic, Ontonagon, and Keweenaw counties and offers enrichment activities for students; professional development programs for teachers; community programs; partnership opportunities between business and education; curriculum support to help school districts implement state and national standards; and maintains a resource clearinghouse for teachers. http://www.wupstem.org/resources.
Partnerships are key to delivering STEM experiences across the region. The Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) and digital STEM outreach activities are two examples of the support we are providing to students, schools and communities this fall. Visit the STEM News page to learn more.
Camp Nesbit, located 8 miles south of Sidnaw, is an educational camp with an emphasis on outdoor education that is run by the district. Many different organizations use the camp, and ISD hosts a week-long session for people with moderate cognitive impairment each June.
CCISD contracts with the Copper Country Mental Health Services Institute to coordinate the comprehensive school health program, including Michigan Model for Health™, which is a publicly funded program to provide comprehensive health education tailored to the age in the areas of safety, hygiene, nutrition and physical activity. , socio-emotional, decision-making, substance abuse, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.
REMC1 (Regional Educational Media Center 1) is a service organization supporting education in UP West through technology and collaboration with CCISD, GOISD (Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD), their constituent school districts and other educational, municipal and government agencies. REMC1 provides services to support and enhance education, including SupportNet (on-site technology support and helpdesk), advanced Internet and network services, streaming educational videos, technology planning and professional development. REMC1 also coordinates many collaborative and cooperative purchasing efforts, saving our districts hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
For more information regarding any of the above services offered by the Copper Country Intermediate School District, please call the Service Center at 482-4250, or toll-free at 1-800-562-7618, the Service Center. learning at 482-7260, the MiSTEM center 482-0331 or REMC 1 482-4520, or 1-800-562-7613. Additional information can be obtained via the following websites: CCISD – http://www.copperisd.org and REMC 1 – http://www.remc1.org.
CCISD is a service agency that provides special support services, assistance, and equipment to educators in 14 school districts in Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties; and serves as a liaison between the districts and the Michigan Department of Education.
Regular board meetings for the 2022-23 school year will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at 809 District Hecla Street, Hancock Institution.