Mission, Vision and Values


Grand Valley State University authorizes charter public schools to join together professors, practitioners, policymakers, and communities in new ways to solve problems in education.


We strive to be the model university authorizer by accessing the university’s collective resources and diversity to contribute to the enrichment and constant improvement of all public schools chartered by Grand Valley State University.


At Grand Valley State University’s Charter Schools Office, the primary focus is to understand complex problems in the GVSU network of schools, facilitating the design of solutions, and advancing remarkable change in teaching and learning. Our mission, vision, and strategic outcomes reflect the universities 5 core values. These core values, which are a part of GVSU's Reach Higher 2025 Strategic Plan, provide a foundation and framework for all of the GVSU CSO's decision-making processes. The core values are:

  • Inquiry
  • Inclusive and Equitable Community
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • International Perspectives

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