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 (May 2021)

Good News from Our Schools (May 2021)

Some of the recent highlights happening in our charter public schools.

May 12, 2021

MDE Updates for April 2021/May 2021

MDE Updates for April 2021/May 2021

Key memos and announcements from the Michigan Department of Education from the past month

May 12, 2021

Charter Alumni Spotlight: Davon Whitfield

Charter Alumni Spotlight: Davon Whitfield

In this series, we highlight current GVSU students who graduated from one of our schools. This month, learn more about Davon Whitfield.

May 10, 2021

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