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.

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

Governor Whitmer releases budget for FY 2021-2022

Governor Whitmer releases budget for FY 2021-2022

A look at the proposed items that would affect charter public schools.

Feb 11, 2021

MDE updates for January 2021/February 2021

MDE updates for January 2021/February 2021

Key points from the latest memos and announcements from the Michigan Department of Education.

Feb 10, 2021

CSO to Help Distribute Face Masks in February

CSO to Help Distribute Face Masks in February

Thousands of masks will be available to GVSU's charter public schools

Feb 10, 2021

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