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.


80 charter public schools

authorized by GVSU

35,000+ students

in our schools

25+ Years

of innovation in education


The Latest

November 2022 Board of Trustees Update

November 2022 Board of Trustees Update

A summary of the actions the GVSU Board of Trustees took on November 4, 2022, regarding GVSU's charter public schools.

Nov 4, 2022

Meet the CSO: Genevieve Reside

Meet the CSO: Genevieve Reside

Learn more about the CSO's new School Accountability Specialist, who joined the team in October 2022.

Nov 3, 2022

CSO supporting K-12 trips to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

CSO supporting K-12 trips to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Schools can receive extra support from CSO to participate in museum's education programs.

Nov 2, 2022

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