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 34,000 students.

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Recent News

AED Donation

January 31, 2016

Byron Center Charter School is awarded an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the Wes Leonard Heart Foundation, a non-profit set up to provide AEDs to schools in need. Principal Thomas Berriman accepted the donation during the Never Forgotten basketball game at Fennville High School.

[Pictured: Principal Thomas Berriman (far right, in blue) poses with other school leaders who received an AED from the Wes Leonard Heart Foundation]

Paragon Teacher

January 18, 2016

Paragon Charter Academy teacher Megan Hensrud is named the National Heritage Academy Teacher of the Year. It was the first time the 2nd-grade teacher had been nominated for the award. You can read more on Hensrud's award here.

[Pictured: Megan Hensrud with National Heritage Academies President and CEO Chip Hurlburt. Photo courtesy of Paragon Charter Academy]


Our Publications

2014-15 Office Report

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2014-15 By the Numbers

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2013-2014 AAA Report

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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.