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Grand Valley State University has a long standing tradition and commitment to providing quality education for students. As part of this mission, the GVSU Board of Trustees seeks to impact public K-12 education through its leadership in Michigan's Charter Schools. GVSU's dedication to fostering choice in K-12 education and positive public reform is stronger than ever.

GVSU chartered its first 3 schools in 1995, serving a total of 350 students. In our 21st year as an authorizer, GVSU charters 71 school buildings, serving over 33,000 students.

Recent News

Larry Spencer with summer camp attendee

July 18, 2016

A new group of 11th and 12th-grade students came to GVSU for the second week of the Summer Enrichment Camp. The campers represented Canton Preparatory High School, Cornerstone Health + Technology High School, Crossroads Charter Academy, and Taylor Preparatory High School. 

[Pictured: GVSU CSO school consultant Larry Spencer with Taylor Prep student Raphael Clements, taken just after their mock interview session]


Week one campers posing for picture

July 11, 2016

Students from five GVSU-authorized high schools came to GVSU for the first week of Summer Enrichment Camp. At the camp the students lived the life of a typical college student - living in the dorms, taking classes, and explore the various departments of Grand Valley. Students who attended the first week represented Michigan Math & Science Academy, University Prep Science & Math High School, University Preparatory Academy High School, Byron Center Charter School, and Grand River Preparatory High School.

[Pictured: GVSU CSO student counselor Mike Jones (center) with his student group]

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What We Do

Watch this video to see what happens inside the GVSU CSO & how we work to provide high-quality education to Michigan families.