- Oracle unveiled plans to build a public high school on its Silicon Valley campus, NBC reported.
- Design Tech High School (d.tech) will be free and open to any student living in California.
- The school is intended to nurture and inspire future science and technology leaders.
The 64,000-square-foot charter school should be completed in the fall of 2017.
"Seventeen years ago, Larry Ellison told me that he'd love to have a school where students learn to think," Oracle CEO Safra Catz said. "Our support of d.tech reflects Larry's vision for a unique high school founded on principles we believe in: innovation, creativity, problem-solving and design-thinking. We couldn't be more excited to build this school on our campus and to see the positive impact it will undoubtedly have on the students, teachers, Oracle employees and the Bay Area community."
The school is expected to have up to 550 students and 30 faculty.
Last week, Facebook announced it will also launch a school. The Facebook-backed school is designed to get kids and minorities invested in computer science.