Mission, Vision and Values


Grand Valley State University authorizes charter public schools to join together professors, practitioners, policymakers, and communities (3P+C) 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 Grand Valley State University authorized schools.


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 seven core values. These core values provide a foundation and framework for all of Grand Valley Charter School’s Office decision-making processes. These core values are:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Inquiry
  • Inclusiveness
  • Community
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation

For further details, please review the full mission, vision and value statement in our strategic plan.