METROPOLITAN EDUCATION DISTRICT
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.
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.
The Metropolitan Education District programs are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Accreditation affirms quality of instruction and assures that coursework taken at this school for credit will be accepted by the other institutions, including colleges and universities.
SILICON VALLEY CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Educates eligible high school and adult students for success in careers and college in a professional, hands-on environment. Courses offered within 12 industry sectors where junior and senior high school students can explore and develop technical skills that will lead them to higher education or into the workplace.
SILICON VALLEY ADULT EDUCATION
Offers classes for free or at a very low cost. We are one of the oldest and best-known adult education programs in California. We provide a supportive learning environment that prepares students to achieve their fullest potential by empowering them with skills to succeed in local and global society.
AWARD WINNING INSTRUCTORS
SVCTE instructors are trained professionals in their respective careers.
Fire Science/First Responder program was selected as one of 57 recipients of California’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award. The Golden Bell Awards, celebrating their 40th year, are presented by the California School Boards Association to promote excellence in public education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices. The awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs and governance decisions supporting these programs that are necessary to address students’ changing needs.
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
- The 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