Grand Valley State University has a long standing tradition and commitment to providing quality education for students. As part of this mission, the GVSU Board of Trustees seeks to impact public K-12 education through its leadership in Michigan's Charter Schools. GVSU's dedication to fostering choice in K-12 education and positive public reform is stronger than ever.
GVSU chartered its first 3 schools in 1995, serving a total of 350 students. In our 21st year as an authorizer, GVSU charters 71 school buildings, serving over 34,000 students.
GVSU CSO earns full 5 year AdvancED accreditation for strong accountability practices, becoming nation's first university charter authorizer to receive accreditation.
Watch this video to see what happens inside the GVSU CSO & how we work to provide high-quality education to Michigan families.