Student Programs

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.  

GVSU College Prep Week

The GVSU College Prep Week (formerly known as the Summer Enrichment Camp) is arguably the GVSU CSO's the most popular student program. Each July the GVSU CSO brings high school juniors and seniors from GVSU charter schools to Grand Valley to get a taste of college. Students live on campus in dorms for a week and attend mock classes. They also interact with GVSU students and faculty, and explore everything GVSU and West Michigan has to offer. 

Learn more about the GVSU College Prep Week

Group of students jumping in the air in celebration

2018 College Prep Week

Campus Visits

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.

**Minors on Campus Release Form**

Apply for 11th-grade tours for fall of 2019!!

Bus Reimbursement Form

PRE Visit Survey 

POST Visit Survey

Students on a campus tour

Project 1

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.

Register for Project 1

Read full details of GVSU's partnership with Project 1

Visit Project 1 website


A castle covered in colorful paper. The art piece is called "Spectrum Locus" by Amanda Browder

"Spectrum Locus" by Amanda Browder

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