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Principal's Message

Welcome to the Simi Institute for Careers and Education!


Our school was established in 1936 and has been an integral part of the community ever since.  During our long history, thousands of adult learners have created a better life for themselves and for their families through education.  We have built a strong reputation where students can fulfill their desire to learn as well as improve their job skills to prepare for today’s demanding job market.


Our students come to the Simi Institute to train for a new career, improve their English skills, earn a high school diploma, prepare for U.S. citizenship, and to improve their personal and academic skills.  We have exciting plans for the future of Career Technical Education in California, including the development of comprehensive Career Pathways.  The Simi Institute for Careers and Education provides an opportunity – sometimes a second opportunity – for adult learners to experience success.


Our dedicated and caring staff is committed to lifelong learning and helping students achieve their goals.  I am honored to be the principal and continue to be inspired by the amazing achievements of our students!  As principal here, I will remain committed to finding the highest quality staff and build programs in order to help all of our students accomplish their own educational goals.  Let our journey together begin now!




Michele Arso