The GVSU Charter Schools Office is proud to offer a handful of programs to the students enrolled in our schools. Each year we engage with thousands of students from across the state. We are dedicated to providing high-quality experiences outside of the classroom for those who attend our programs.
Each year the GVSU CSO is pleased to welcome approximately 1,000 8th-grade students and 1,0000 11th-grade students to GVSU's main campus. GVSU CSO tours usually last longer than typical campus tours because they take a deep exploration into what is happening at the university. We strongly believe that students that step foot on campus can better envision themselves attending college.
Starting in the fall of 2019, the GVSU CSO will offer two programs for 8th grade students to better prepare them for their post-secondary pathway.
The first program is the STEAM Career Exploration. Here, students will learn about various health and science careers before participating in hands-on activities that compliment the career information they receive. The will also go home with a GVSU STEM kit that incorporates real-world concepts and encourages them to continue building their STEM skills at home.
The second option is the College Awareness Program. Students who participate in this opportunity will take a deep dive into college life. They will research various schools that they are interested in, learn key terms and phrases that are associated with higher education, and receive a clear set of tools to utilize as they transition into high school