Division of Educational Innovation and School Services

The Division of Educational Innovation and School Services (DEISS) is at the intersection of K-12 and higher education. We build frictionless pathways to and through higher education for learners of all ages and interests. 

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Students with University Prep Science and Math in Detroit pull weeds at Belle Isle Park.

Nonprofit with GVSU roots unites volunteers for projects across Michigan

Michigan Cares for Tourism, a nonprofit founded by a GVSU faculty member, has been organizing restoration projects at parks and recreation areas across the state since 2012.

May 23, 2024

Two youth basketball players clash for a rebound during a game.

Sport management students host youth teams for class project

A collaboration between the Charter Schools Office and a sports management class put Grand Valley students behind the scenes in creating and managing the game atmosphere and experience for two GVSU-authorized charter schools and their families.

Dec 15, 2023

students and their parents at an eighth grade promotion ceremony at Detroit Achievement Academy, seated in chairs

GVSU pathway program grows with new cohorts of Detroit eighth graders, their parents

More than 800 students participate in program that includes college-readiness workshops.

Jul 27, 2023

Students at College Prep Week get a tour of GVSU's Sustainable Farm Project.

College Prep Week offers look at college life for high school students

More than 100 high school students from GVSU-authorized charter schools across the state are spending this week living on the Allendale Campus as part of the Charter Schools Office's College Prep Week.

Jul 18, 2023

Student applies paint to a wooden fence at Muskegon State Park

GVSU-authorized charter school volunteers for park project

Students from GVSU-authorized Byron Center Charter School joined Michigan Cares for Tourism to spruce up Lake Macatawa Campground, Holland State Park, Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park and Muskegon State Park.

Apr 20, 2023

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