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.  

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!!

Apply for 8th-grade tours for spring of 2020!!

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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