GVSU-authorized charter high schools rank among Michigan's best

Black River Public School, a GVSU-authorized charter school, is the top charter high school in Michigan, according to recent rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.

The publication’s annual report ranks the best high schools in each state and across the country. Three GVSU-authorized charter schools rank in the top five of Michigan’s best charter high schools and among the state’s top-100 high schools. 

Black River, located in Holland, not only is the top charter high school, but also ranks No. 14 among all of Michigan’s high schools, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The other GVSU-authorized charter high schools, Canton Preparatory, and Grand River Preparatory in Grand Rapids, rank No. 3 and No. 5, respectively, on the publication’s list of top Michigan charter high schools. 

“One of Grand Valley’s goals as an authorizer is to curate a portfolio of innovative and high-performing public educational opportunities for students throughout Michigan,” said Don Cooper, assistant vice president for charter schools. 

“This year’s U.S. News ranking shows the progress being made toward this goal. It also shows that teachers, school leaders and other professionals in GVSU-authorized high schools throughout the state are getting real results for kids. I am proud of the work that they are doing to help more students succeed in high school and be prepared for college or a career of their choice.”


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