The GVSU Charter Schools Office is proud to offer a handful of programs to the students enrolled in our schools. Each year we engage with more than 5,000 students from across the state. We are dedicated to providing high-quality experiences outside of the classroom for those who attend our programs.
For any questions about the following programs, please contact Amirah Vosburgh at (616) 331-9068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Enrichment Camp
The Summer Enrichment Camp is the GVSU CSO's is arguably the most popular student program offered. Each July the GVSU CSO brings approximately 100 high school juniors and seniors from GVSU charter schools to Grand Valley to get a taste of the college experience. Campers live on campus in dorms for a week, attend mock classes, interact with GVSU students and faculty, and explore everything GVSU and West Michigan has to offer.
2017 Summer Enrichment Camp
Each year the GVSU CSO is pleased to welcome approximately 1,000 8th-grade students and 1,0000 11th-grade students to GVSU's main campus. Unlike general campus tours, GVSU CSO tours can last up to six hours, taking a deep exploration into what is happening at the university. We strongly believe that students that step foot on campus can better envision themselves attending college.
Click the appropriate link below to register your group for a GVSU Campus Visit during the 2017/18 school year.
8th Grade Campus Visit Registration (Spring 2018) - FULL (Click here to be placed on a waiting list)
ArtPrize Education Days
Each September the GVSU CSO welcomes more than 3,000 charter school students to Grand Rapids for ArtPrize, one of the world's largest art competitions. During their visit, students explore the city to see countless pieces of art. They also receive special programming that promotes art education.
Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Academy (TESA)
The Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Academy (TESA) was created by the Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. In 2016, the GVSU CSO partnered with the Center to promote TESA throughout West Michigan and design the first-ever TESA held in Detroit.
TESA is open to high school students interested in business, entrepreneurship, and community service. Participants spend one week interacting with business leaders and working in small groups to create their own product or service to address a topical community problem (health care, nutrition, energy, etc.). The groups then pitch their ideas for a chance to win scholarship funding.
2017 Detroit TESA winners