An artistic rendering shows the future facility of Design Tech High School on Oracle's campus. Oracle and Silicon Valley is getting its first-ever public high school that lives on a corporate campus. Oracle spent $43 million to build and outfit a new school for Design Tech High School, an existing public charter school that serves 550 students. Employees of the enterprise-tech company will lead workshops and mentor students after the school opens its doors in January. At Oracle HQ, class will soon be in session. The enterprise-tech giant is opening a charter school — a controversial kind of school that is publicly funded but privately run — at its headquarters in January, according to The New York Times. It is the first-ever public school to live on a corporate campus in Silicon Valley. Oracle spent more than $43 million to build the sleek new schoolhouse. Its future occupant, Design Tech High School, is an existing charter school that serves 550 Bay Area students. It might sound strange that a major tech company and a high school would share a campus, but the collaboration could bring better access and resources to kids living in the shadow of a multi-billion-dollar industry. Design Tech High School, or for short, could give a leg up to students interested in pursuing a career in technology. Founded in 2014, embraces personalized learning — an increasingly popular learning style defined by efforts to tailor lessons to students of different ability levels. Students develop skills in design and technology that help them to become more effective problem-solvers. Oracle's world headquarters sit on the wetlands of Redwood Shores, California. Wikimedia Commons Colleen Cassity, executive director of the Oracle Education Foundation, a nonprofit funded by the company, told Business Insider in 2016 that when the foundation first sat down with school administrators to discuss a potential partnership, they decided on an initiative that would bring Oracle employees to's campus to lead workshops around design-centered thinking. Cassity went to the office of Oracle CEO Safra Catz with the pitch. When she finished talking, Catz