Business software giant Oracle is putting the last coat of paint on its new $43m charter school, Design Tech High School.
The 550-student technology charter program is open to residents of California, and plans to honor their first graduating senior class in 2018.
Uhhh, will Oracle be giving out the hall passes?
Allegedly no. D.tech is a publicly funded school with its own school board, meaning the school will operate independently from the software giant.
Oracle reportedly will not influence their curriculum or faculty hiring, and their partnership with the school will be overseen by the company’s non-profit, Oracle Education Foundation.
But, upon graduation, students will be encouraged to seek out mentor programs with Oracle employees, and offered 2-week internships where students will be allowed to own the IP of anything they develop.
High School: The next generation
The school prides themselves on the “trust, care, and commitment” they put into their students — they even let them design the campus, equipped with a two-story workshop space called the Design Realization Garage, where the students can collaborate on their own product models.
It’s your average high school experience — only instead of doin’ donuts in the parking lot after school, d.tech kids get to tear it up in a campus speed yacht out on Oracle’s man-made lake.