Universities extend application window for new charter schools

LANSING, Mich. — Grand Valley State University is extending the application window for new charter public schools, according to The Muskegon Chronicle. In past years, GVSU only accepted applications from groups looking to open a new charter public school in January, but the university is shifting to an ongoing application process.

“We believe there is not demand for new schools, but there is great demand for better schools,” Timothy Wood, special assistant to the president for charter schools at GVSU, told The Chronicle. “Our competitive application process is designed to identify quality applicants that will serve students well.”

Central Michigan University has also pushed back the application deadline according to a press release from The Center for Charter Schools at CMU. Groups seeking authorization from CMU to open a new charter public school will now have until March 1st to submit an application.


The Muskegon Chronicle, "Charter school application process opens up at Grand Valley State University," Jan. 30, 2012

The Center for Charter Schools, “CMU Extends 2012 Charter Application Window,” Jan. 23, 2012


Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “What You Should Know About School Choice,” Jan. 25, 2012