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.

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Campers with T. Haas

July 12-24, 2015

The GVSU CSO welcomes students from seven of its charter high schools to the 2015 Summer Enrichment Camp. Campers live in dorms, participate in mock college classes, and learn about college life as a whole You can click the links to watch the recap videos for Week 1 and Week 2


June 30, 2015

GVSU CSO earns full 5 year AdvancED accreditation for strong accountability practices, becoming nation's first university charter authorizer to receive accreditation.


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Watch this video to see what happens inside the GVSU CSO & how we work to provide high-quality education to Michigan families.