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Eden Area ROP

Regional Occupational Programs (ROP) are one of the longest standing forms of post-secondary career preparedness in California.  The Eden Area ROP is a dynamic educational organization whose mission is to prepare students for careers and further education as well as to instill workplace values that will enable them to compete successfully in the economy of today and the future. 

We specialize in Career Technical Education that transforms student aspirations into reality and builds a pipeline of workforce talent for regional businesses.  Experience is the greatest teacher at the Eden Area ROP.  Our programs focus on industry-specific skills that span across 13 different business sectors, with courses located at both the Eden Area ROP Center and the student’s high school campus.  

Many of our courses are University of California A-G approved, and have articulation agreements with community colleges where students can earn college credit through successful completion of the course.  Additionally, we cultivate relationships with business partners that create opportunities for internships and other innovative work-based learning activities.

The Eden Area ROP is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  As a Career Technical Education provider, the Eden Area ROP partners with Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo Unified School Districts to strengthen and broaden the students’ educational experience. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Eden Area ROP is to build a foundation for students that prepare them academically, technically, and professionally to meet challenging opportunities of the 21st Century with confidence and purpose.

Core Values

We believe in the Eden Area ROP. 

Equitable: We believe in fostering belonging and creating a safe and inclusive environment that works to eradicate the impacts of racism, bias, discrimination, and privilege. 

Accessible: We believe all students, families and staff should feel seen, heard, welcomed, included, respected, and have access to economic and educational mobility. 

Restorative: We believe instruction should be culturally and historically responsive, restorative, trauma-informed, ethical, and prepare students for a path to self-fulfillment and self-actualization. 

Outcomes: We believe our students will find a pathway with confidence and purpose that guides them towards a career, college, service to others, and life-affirming endeavors. 

Professional: We believe excellence is the standard, as such, we will work with integrity, transparency, respect, and clear communication. 

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Eden Area Regional Occupational Program complies with the rules and regulations contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title II of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Acts of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental ability, medical condition, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any other reason prohibited by State and Federal law. 

Blaine Torpey - Superintendent

Blaine Torpey has over fifteen years of experience in education, and specifically in supporting underserved student populations as well as supporting systemic change in large organizations.  As the Superintendent of the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program, Mr. Torpey brings personal and professional experience that will allow him to support the organization from a place of theory and practice.  Education is a second career for Mr. Torpey.  During his twenty-plus years in Hospitality, he worked in world-class restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Mr. Torpey is a Bay Area native, a proud father and family man – and believes deeply that every child should be seen, heard, loved, and shown the way.