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.
To authorize the highest performing charter schools.
To enhance student learning by providing oversight, compliance, and professional development to our charter schools.
Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Charter Schools Office’s (CSO) goals and objectives spring from the university’s values and have been developed to move the CSO towards its vision. They also provide a way to measure and report progress to university and charter school stakeholders.
The GVSU Charter Schools Office educates K-12 students by authorizing and supporting quality charter schools.
The overall growth rate of the charter schools using a nationally recognized norm reference test will achieve at the fiftieth percentile or higher across all grades and subjects for which the test is designed or will successfully achieve completion of ACT or WorkKeys assessment.
To maintain the highest level of portfolio academic performance, GVSU Charter Schools Office actively recruits competitive applications with strong evidence for improving student performance.
The GVSU Charter Schools Office uses a standardized start up process to assist new schools in being successful.
The GVSU Charter Schools Office is accountable to its stakeholders and the general public for providing information about student achievement, compliance, and financial decision.
The GVSU Charter Schools Office strategically manages its presence in Detroit.
The GVSU Charter Schools Office will collaborate with the broader university.