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Starting a charter school requires commitment, dedication, and a love for children that sparks a strong desire to make a difference in a community. Attractive charter school applicants can demonstrate that they have a strong probability of creating a high quality public charter school. Click here for additional information regarding the Charter Application Review Process and Criteria.

Applications will be reviewed February 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and November 1st of each year.



Contact Us

If you would like more information about GVSU’s new charter school application process, please contact the Director of Governance and Compliance, Alyson Murphy, at or (616) 331-2240.



Visit to explore the Michigan education system through interactive maps and reports. Traditional, charter, and private school performance data is integrated with community-level population, crime, economic, and health data by shading maps and filtering school performance.