High Touch-High Tech Franchise

Last Updated on July 30, 2012 by DeanR

High Touch-High Tech Franchise

High Touch-High Tech is a franchise for a franchise providing science activities for schools and parties. It was founded in 1990 by Daniel and Ellen Shaw.

They started franchising in 1993. They provide students with a creative and non-competitive environment which will encourage them to discover and explore Science and its wonders. Their aim through the activities is to build the students confidence in themselves which will help them in standardized tests. They have degreed scientists conducting the experiments. Some of their corporate partners include Royal Caribbean International, DreamWorks Animation SKG, and Beaches Resorts by Sandals.

What programs do they offer at High Touch-High Tech?

They have afterschool programs that are designed for kids in kindergarten up to the fifth grade. It usually lasts an hour per session, once a week in a six to eight week rolling period. For birthday parties, they come to your location and it includes a 75 minute program, all materials and supplies, take-home experiments, science certification for each child, and a science gift for the birthday celebrant.

They also have elementary school programs that are designed for K-5 students. Their science mini camps are for school holiday breaks for the students so that they remain productive and encourage them to have fun with science. For middle school programs, it is designed for grades six to eight and it includes biology, earth and space science, chemistry, and physics. Their preschool programs help kids expand their problem solving skills and they help develop the child’s emotional, social, and intellectual skills. They also have programs for senior citizens to help them rejuvenate their memory and cognitive abilities. They say that it is important to keep the senior citizens mentally active and they conduct these science activities in retirement villages, senior centers, active senior communities, and nursing homes. Another program is the science and nature discovery summer camp.

What are examples of experiments do they do in these science programs?

They have the Density Bottle, Ice Cube Fishing, Gummy Candies Recipe, Volcano Recipe, Space Mud Recipe, Nutty Nutrients-Fat Testers, Ice Cream Recipe, Chromatography Flowers, Compost in a Cup, Exploding Colors, and Super Science Bubbles.

Costs and requirements on running a High Touch-High Tech franchise

You need to have a net worth of $35,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $8,000. Expect to be investing about $42,000 to $47,000. The High Touch-High Tech  franchise fee is $35,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 7%. This is for a renewable 10 year term agreement. This franchise can be run from home. You will need about four employees to run one location. They allow absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be five days training at the headquarters. You will be provided with training videos and manuals. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will be given access to the internet and attending meetings. You may also expect occasional field evaluations to check on your progress. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks and promotional items.

High Touch-High Tech Contact Details

Address: P.O. Box 8495 Asheville, North Carolina 28814

Phone: (800)444-4968 or (828)684-3192

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