The West Shore ESD, as one of Michigan's 56 Intermediate school districts is primarily charged with providing regional support for special education. However, by no means is the role of the ESD limited to special education. Collaborative and direct student services are other areas where ISDs provide meaningful support to local districts and communities. At West Shore ESD Direct Student Services include:
ASM Tech Early College
Career and Technical Educaiton
Math Science Center Programs
Special Education classrooms
In total the ESD directly serves in excess of 1000 students in classroom settings and nearly 1000 more through ancilary services and event programs.