Charter Schools

Grand Valley State president secured until 2029

Board of Trustees votes to keep President Philomena V. Mantella in her position until June 2029

Nov 4, 2022


Celebration of charter schools reflects on past, embraces their future

Thirty years after the opening of the first charter public school in the nation, the Minnesota senator whose bill sparked their creation marveled at the way Grand Valley has propelled her idea forward.

Oct 13, 2022


College Prep Week introduces students to GVSU

Dozens of students from GVSU-authorized charter schools experienced their first taste of college life this week, thanks to the Charter Schools Office's College Prep Week.

Jul 21, 2022


GVSU Board names Susan M. Jandernoa as chair

Grand Valley State University's Board of Trustees named Susan M. Jandernoa as its chair. Jandernoa has served on the Board of Trustees since 2019 and previously served as vice chair.

Jun 24, 2022


Muskegon eighth graders surprised with GVSU announcement of guaranteed admission

Eighth graders at Timberland Charter Academy in Muskegon were surprised during their promotion ceremony with an announcement of guaranteed admission to GVSU if they meet certain criteria.

Jun 3, 2022


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

Three charter high schools authorized by Grand Valley rank among the state's best, according to the U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings.

May 2, 2022


GVSU leaders pledge commitment to inclusive community, acknowledge pain

The remarks were made during the April 29 Board of Trustees meeting.

Apr 29, 2022



Charter Schools Office screening documentary on teacher retention

The documentary features a GVSU expert and examines teachers' reasons for leaving the profession and the incentives that could motivate their return to the classroom.

Mar 2, 2022


Scholarships announced for graduates of GVSU's charter high schools

The scholarships announced by the Charter Schools Office will provide at least $1,000 annually for graduates of GVSU-authorized public charter high schools to attend Grand Valley.

Feb 3, 2022