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.


78 charter public schools
78 charter public schools

authorized by GVSU

33,500+ students
33,500+ students

in our schools

25 Years
25 Years

of innovation in education


The Latest

Good News from Our Schools (April 2021)

Good News from Our Schools (April 2021)

Some of the latest highlights and good news from our schools that occurred over the past month.

Apr 14, 2021

MDE updates for March 2021/April 2021

MDE updates for March 2021/April 2021

The latest announcements, memos and releases from the Michigan Department of Education.

Apr 14, 2021

Turning screen time into math problem practice

Turning screen time into math problem practice

A mobile app created in West Michigan may help K-6 students avoid the "summer slide."

Apr 13, 2021

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