About Silicon Valley Career Technical Education

We are a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) high school program offering 23 courses (18 of which are UC “a-g” approved) that prepare students for college and future careers.

The program is FREE for qualified 11th & 12th grade students who are training for a specific career path. Students who enroll in the program must commit to the morning (7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.) or afternoon (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) session Monday - Friday. Bus transportation is provided from the student's home high school to SVCTE, and back to the home high school.

Our daytime Career Technical Education classes are designed specifically for high school students; adults may register on a space-available basis, only.



Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students will:

  • Demonstrate technical skills for college and career readiness.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, including teamwork & a strong work ethic.
  • Solve problems using effective communication, critical thinking, & evidence-based decision making.
  • Integrate academic skills through applied learning experiences.


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.

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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
  • 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