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:
Silicon Valley Adult Education provides courses for San Jose Unified School District.
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.
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.
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.
MetroED’s programs have a long history of providing high school and adult education to students in Santa Clara County.
MetroED’s high school program has deep roots in San Jose, California that began as San Jose Technical High School (1917-1958). The all-male school was located on the site of San Jose High School. The school moved twice before becoming a center on Hillsdale Avenue, where it has been located since 1968.
MetroED’s adult program had its beginnings in 1870 when it was called Night School. Prior to World War I, this was largely an evening high school to permit young adults to make up deficiencies in their earlier education.