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 in the Past Three Years

  • Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE) received accreditation from WASC for another six years
  • Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) received accreditation from WASC for another six years
  • SVAE received an additional $712,000
  • Ongoing excellence in student outcomes
  • We help students find their passion
  • New programs (e.g., sports medicine, cybersecurity, mobile app design, pharmacy careers)
  • Expansion in career tech student organization
  • Passionate and engaging instruction
  • More business partners (e.g., LinkedIn, Xilinx, TeenForce, Santa Clara Water District)
  • Veterans’ association partnership with their facility
  • Teachers working collaboratively together (e.g., community house project, community service)
  • Teachers are working to align their curriculum to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Had our internships for students expanded and have standardized record keeping for internships
  • 100% job placement for HVAC students
  • Created marketing campaign with good visuals (ex. bus ads)
  • Toured and gave presentations to over 800 middle school students on our campus last year
  • Secured summer paid internships for students
  • SVAE is part of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE)
  • We moved to online agendas
  • Had our first dual enrollment class this year in pharmacy careers
  • The ability to meet the education needs of a large range (age and education) of students
  • At the high school center, our career and college center assists with services (e.g., financial aid, resume writing, college applications)
  • New computer rooms
  • Expanded our articulation to the colleges
  • Teachers are really good and caring relationships with students
  • Expanded our technology access with wireless
  • For the first time, an instructor received a STEM Teacher of the Year Award from the Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Our admission testing is now online
  • Both schools’ websites are updated with a new look
  • State Superintendent visited the campus
  • Five animation students that were finalists in the Walt Disney Teen Animation Festival International—two of the students placed in the top three
  • A SVCTE student placed second at the National SkillsUSA competition
  • We’re expanding our education to private schools & charter schools
  • Developing 21st century skills
  • Became the fiscal agent for CCPT–$6 million grant
  • Several grant awards of approximately $1.5 million
  • 22 SVCTE A-G classes approved
  • Three-year agreement for funding from our JPA Districts—approximately $11 million per year
  • Increased the amount of professional development for SVCTE teachers
  • New SVAE Career Center for the first time
  • Held three STEAM camps
  • Presented tours and presentations to 10,000 high school students
  • We have several favorable articles in the Silicon Valley Business Journal
  • Expanded ESL classes to downtown San Jose
  • Technical students understand how you apply your education to life
  • Map Your Future Center being brought to SVCTE
  • Great donations—over $100,000 per year
  • Increased professional development for SVAE
  • New name for our centers
  • New signage throughout the campus
  • New software for ESL and adult secondary education
  • Increase of apprenticeship programs
  • Validation of hands-on learning
  • New technologies and equipment in the classrooms