About MetroED

Who We Are

Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) is a regional provider of Career Technical Education (CTE) and Adult Education. We are the largest career-oriented education organization in Santa Clara County for high school & adult students.

Annually, MetroED provides 2,600 diverse students with the skills to help them be productive, income-earning and tax-paying contributors to Silicon Valley.

Service Areas

MetroED provides educational opportunities for adults and high school students within their designated districts. Silicon Valley Career Technical Education provides career technical education for high school (and adult students, on a space-available basis) in the following districts:

  • Campbell Union High School District
  • East Side Union High School District
  • Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
  • Milpitas Unified School District
  • San Jose Unified School District
  • Santa Clara Unified School District

Silicon Valley Adult Education provides courses for San Jose Unified School District.

Joint Powers Authority

MetroED was created as a joint powers authority by six school districts in Santa Clara County. We are governed by the six districts that comprise the joint powers; each of the six districts designates one of their elected board members to sit on the Metropolitan Education Districts Governing Board. To view or download the Joint Powers Agreement, click here. 

To visit the Governing Board page, click here.

Accreditation

MetroED’s programs are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and all teachers are credentialed by the State of California. 

Strengths and Major Accomplishments of MetroED since the January 2018 Strategic Planning Retreat

  • Positive WASC report
  • Innovative programs
  • Secured funding
  • Developed a vision statement for the Technology Department
  • Summer Solar Academy
  • Collected more comprehensive student data
  • Added over 100 IT and professional certifications to the testing center
  • Overwhelmingly successful “CTE Signing Night” – over 1300 students and their parents attended
  • Meet Your Teacher Night
  • Parent Information Night
  • Four summer interns
  • Movement to Google campus
  • New partnerships with local companies
  • Equipment donated from various businesses
  • Students doing internships with the Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Did a lot of legislative advocacy
  • SVAE won two CCAE awards
  • Two collaborative classes between SVAE and WVC: court reporting, clean water
  • Increased our CCPT funding at SVEPT
  • New management evaluation tool
  • Live-streaming of events
  • Won awards:
    • Alex awarded “Woman of Influence”
    • Alyssa awarded “Superintendent of the Year”
    • Jason awarded “40 under 40”
    • Received 4 communication awards
    • Jason received a $1,000 scholarship from CCAE
  • MAPin was invited to present at a national webinar
  • 53 students went to the state Skills USA competition
  • We have a Public Information Officer to help with marketing
  • Second year of ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Assessment
  • Hired new program leadership
  • Secured two counselor interns
  • Great first year with SIS (Student Information System)
  • Hosted the regional Skills USA competition
  • Updated 31 (3-hour) and 31 (2-hour) course outlines
  • Updated five articulation agreements with Mission College
  • Recorded student success stories at Board meetings
  • Implemented an online registration system
  • Established three dual enrollment classes
  • Five Skills USA students went to the national competition
  • Received $200,000 in federal e-rate funding
  • Increased student internships
  • Greater interest in collaboration with community colleges
  • Three new UCA-G courses were approved
  • Hop Skip Drive Transportation contract
  • Enrollment increased: 1878 in CTE; over 2000 in SVAE
  • New network switch infrastructure
  • Published a service brochure for SVCTE
  • Achieved our enrollment goal of 3500 high school and adult students