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

authorized by GVSU

33,500+ students

in our schools

25 Years

of innovation in education

The Latest

Good News from Our Schools (August 2021)

Good News from Our Schools (August 2021)

Read about some of the latest highlights and notable news from our charter public schools.

Aug 11, 2021

Charter Alumni Spotlight: Arion Coleman

Charter Alumni Spotlight: Arion Coleman

Each month, we highlight current GVSU learners who graduated from one of our schools. Learn about University Prep Science and Math alumni Arion Coleman

Aug 2, 2021

Legislative Update Regarding 2021-2022 School Budgets

Legislative Update Regarding 2021-2022 School Budgets

New details regarding the 2021-2022 School Aid Budget and ESSER II and ESSER III funds.

Jul 8, 2021

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