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.


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

  • Increase in enrollment: 1953 high school students (about 15% more than this time last year); a 6.7% increase in adult students in academic year 2016-2017
  • A great team at CTE
  • New pathways; new programs
  • The Pharmacy Tech program just began a partnership with Walgreens; our students can intern there
  • Three classes went from part-time to full-time
  • New, experienced Fashion and Design teacher
  • New court reporting bridge class: SVAE- - West Valley College
  • Five high school Animation students participated in an international festival and three won
  • New Technology Manager
  • One of our teachers was awarded the County CTE Teacher of the Year for STEM
  • Helena Polanco is now authorized by the State of California Board of Pharmacy to sign off on student applications to become pharmacy technicians
  • Updated the ABE, HSE, Economics, US History, English 4A curriculum with Common Core and CCRS
  • Completed two class flyers and a Frequently Asked Questions flyer
  • Went to an online enrollment system
  • Conducted a satisfaction survey and identified five key factor to work on
  • Improved relationships with all the school districts
  • Equipped all teachers and staff with gmail accounts
  • Great new leadership at CTE
  • Cybersecurity was new
  • Mechatronics new for 2017-2018
  • Our classes are equipped with the latest technologies
  • Upgraded all adult education classrooms and office computers
  • New A-G approvals
  • New website
  • New Student Information System (SIS)
  • Ten teachers went to summer training (Professional Learning Community)
  • Implemented Teacher Peer Training
  • Greater enrollment in the SVCTE
  • SVAE hired a transition specialist
  • All CalWorks staff completed mental health first aid training
  • Revised and updated all the CTE course outlines integrating Common Core, Next Generation Science, and CTE Model Curriculum standards
  • Strength Training for the Leadership Team and SVAE office staff
  • We have provided Excel and Word classes for office staff
  • Started a Principals Collaborative at SVAE 4
  • MetroED leads in lobbying at the State level for increased funding
  • High school equivalency students walked for the first time
  • New classroom tables and chairs for SVAE
  • Increased Burlington English licenses from 150 to 333 per year and from one year to three years
  • Changed morning schedule from three hours to two hours at SVCTE
  • We’ve gotten all six school districts’ equivalency academic credit approvals
  • 51 schools participated in “Tour the Campus” visits; 10,000 students
  • Agreement to do high school online FuelEd
  • Trained our staff on the uses of Google Drive
  • New partnership with Strive Summer Internship Program; students participated in internships with the city
  • Summer internships with the Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Held an annual car show
  • We’ve built out classroom 709 and upgraded culinary classrooms
  • Increased regional testing for the community from four to five days
  • Increased number of referrals to community colleges
  • Middle School Cybersecurity Boot Camp in summer 2017
  • Formed a JPA for legislative advocacy and succeeded in getting commitments