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Strategic Plan



The Ferris State University Charter Schools Office focuses on student success and continuous improvement through quality oversight, professional learning opportunities, and relevant resources for its authorized public school academies.


Ferris State University will authorize public school academies that promise to transform the lives of students by demonstrating high-quality performance.

Core Values

Core Strategies

Stephen Covey reminds us to "begin with the end in mind". For the Charter Schools Office (CSO), our end is the Big Hairy Audacious Goal established August 2015:

The Ferris State University Charter Schools Office will be nationally recognized as one of Michigan's top charter school authorizing agencies

To achieve this goal, four Core Strategies, aligned with the CSO and FSU Core Values have been developed: