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

34,000+ students
34,000+ students

in our schools

25 Years
25 Years

of innovation in education


The Latest

Regulatory Update

October 07, 2020

How Recent Legislative and Court Decisions Affect K-12 Schools

Charter Alumni Spotlight: Collin Louis

October 06, 2020

In this new series, we highlight current GVSU students who graduated from a GVSU-authorized charter public school.

September/October MDE notices

October 02, 2020

The latest news releases and announcements from the Michigan Department of Education

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