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Metropolitan Education District (MetroED) and Silicon Valley Adult Education (SVAE) Celebrate Adult Education Week April 18-22

Adult Education Week

SAN JOSE, Calif. —MetroED and SVAE recognize teachers' and students' efforts, persistence, and accomplishments. Their successful examples of collective impact shape our communities. MetroED Governing Board honored the 166th anniversary of Adult Education in California and the 139th year in San Jose (Resolution #12-03-09-22 Recognizing and Celebrating Adult Education Week) on March 9.

SVAE provides opportunities for adults in English-as-a-second-language, adult basic skills, high school diploma, high school equivalency test preparation, and career technical education classes that aid adults in becoming literate, career and college ready, and active participants in their community.  

The school offers instruction to over 1,200 adults every year in response to the San Jose community's many different and essential educational needs.

Did you know?

The first recorded adult education class in California was held in the basement of St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco in 1856. The San Francisco Board of Education authorized the class to teach English to Irish, Italian, and Chinese immigrants. John Swett, who was the first volunteer teacher for the class, later became a State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Did you know?

There are currently over 600,000 adult learners enrolled in ESL classes at Adult Schools across California that are in the age range to have children in our public school system. The impact of adult education is felt across generations, particularly for early childhood learners who have been characterized as a priority of the Governor and Legislature.

Silicon Valley Adult Education is located at 760 Hillsdale Avenue in San Jose. Call 408-723-6450 or visit for more information.

Metropolitan Education District: MetroED provides Career Technical Education and academic programs to over 2,600 high school and adult students in Santa Clara County. From its campus located centrally in San Jose, California, the district operates Silicon Valley Career Technical Education and Silicon Valley Adult Education. For more information, visit: