Educating kids about technology beyond merely how to use a computer is important these days. We have seen an increase in programs that advocate teaching programming to kids at a young age, along with apps designed to help get kids started on problem solving and developing their own algorithms.
Taking things to the next level, tech company Oracle has announced their plans to build their very own high school next to their Silicon Valley headquarters. The goal of the school, beyond the usual subjects one might learn, will also place an emphasis on educating kids on technology and problem-solving.
The school has already been approved last year and is officially known as Design Tech, or d.tech for short. The school already exists but it does not have a permanent home, which is what Oracle is trying to accomplish here. The new campus will be 64,000 square foot in size and will play home to 550 students and 30 teachers. The school will be free of charge and will be open to any student who is living in California.
As to when the campus will be complete, Oracle is estimating that it should be ready to go come August 2017, meaning that this will take a while. The company will own the high school but as far as its curriculum is concerned, they will not be involved in designing it.