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 more than 5,000 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. Unlike brief, general campus tours, GVSU CSO tours 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.
Project 1 is the first in a series of multi-sited public art exhibitions in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Produced by ArtPrize, Project 1 consists of five artists commissioned to create sculptures, installations, performances, urban interventions and community-oriented projects. The GVSU Charter Schools Office has partnered with the team at Project 1 and the GVSU Department of Visual and Media Arts to provide an opportunity for select schools to have a year-long immersive art experience based on Project 1 art pieces in Grand Rapids. Selected schools will receive information and curriculum from Project 1 and GVSU prior to the end of the 2018/19 school year. Schools will visit GVSU and Grand Rapids in the fall for a hands-on art experience at GVSU and an opportunity to visit the artwork. Schools will take inspiration from Project 1 public art installations back in their classrooms and will work to create their own masterpieces.
"Spectrum Locus" by Amanda Browder