Oracle has announced plans to build a high school next to its headquarters in Redwood Shores, Calif.
The Silicon Valley technology company says the planned campus will provide a new home for Design Tech High School, dubbed "d.tech," a charter school in the San Mateo Union High School District.
Construction plans call for a 64,000-square-foot LEED-certified school that will be accommodate 550 students and 30 faculty.
Design Tech, which opened last year in Burlingame, Calif., is described as a school that "incorporates technology, design thinking and problem-solving skills to help students prepare for successful careers." The new facility is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
“d.tech will be the world’s first educational institution located on a high-tech campus which will give students immeasurable opportunities,” says Ken Montgomery, Design Tech’s executive director and founder. “We are incredibly grateful to Oracle for giving d.tech a home – a place to inspire and nurture students who will transform our community and world for the better.”
Oracle CEO Safra Catz says building the school fulfills a vision of the company's founder, Larry Ellison.
“Seventeen years ago, Larry Ellison told me that he’d love to have a school where students learn to think,” says Catz. “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.”
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