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.

The GVSU Charter Schools Office is an accredited charter school authorizer that furthers this mission by establishing innovative and high-performing educational opportunities. Schools within GVSU's portfolio receive access to professional learning opportunities, school and governance support, and graduate education scholarship programs that they typically could not attain on their own. 

The Charter Schools Office is part of the Division of Educational Innovation and School Support. Our goal is to leverage the power of GVSU to improve and support the public schools we charter, and to join together professors, practitioners, policymakers, and communities in new ways to solve problems in education.


79 charter public schools

authorized by GVSU

34,539 students

in our schools

25+ Years

of innovation in education


The Latest

Meet the CSO: Courtney Stahl

Meet the CSO: Courtney Stahl

Learn more about the CSO's newest School Support Specialist, who joined GVSU in July.

Aug 1, 2022

June 2022 Board of Trustees update

June 2022 Board of Trustees update

A summary of the actions the GVSU Board of Trustees took on June 24, 2022, regarding GVSU's charter public schools.

Jun 25, 2022

Meet the CSO: Clint McDaniel

Meet the CSO: Clint McDaniel

Learn more about the CSO's newest School Consultant, who joined GVSU in the late spring.

Jun 6, 2022

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