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High Touch High Tech - Science Made Fun

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High Touch High Tech is the leading educational franchise opportunity. We provide memorable science experiences that build a better generation of scientist through discovery-style, exploratory learning. Our hands-on approach to education allows children to experiment, ask questions, and make exceptional discoveries. High Touch High Tech offers the ideal business model that allows you to maximize your territory, keep your operational costs low, serve your community, and scale by your continued growth.

Asheville, NC
United States

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Educational Products & Services
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Since 1992 High Touch High Tech has become the globally recognized leader in innovative online learning and hands-on science experiences with more than 16 million children annually participating in our proven children’s enrichment programs. With franchisees established in 12 different countries and “high tech” virtual learning at the core of our systems, our home-based opportunity is not only recession proof but recently it’s also proven to be pandemic proof too!  Our ever-growing catalog of programs inspire and excite children by engaging them in the world of nature and science by using in-school workshops, preschool programs, after-school events and even birthday party experiences that create memories that last a lifetime.

Our High Touch High Tech founder, “Dinosaur” Dan Shaw, didn’t get his nickname because of his age. Instead he used his science background to engage kids at his daughters science fair to teach a few important skills that support the “superpowers of experimentation":

  1. The Power of Observation - use your eyes and ears.
  2. The Power of Imagination - use your sense of wonder.
  3. The Power of Curiosity - use your sense of “What if?”.

Over the decades since those early science fairs, Dan Shaw and his team at the High Touch High Tech offices have spent countless hours interviewing teachers and investigating curriculums to develop and improve programs that introduce science to students in a fun, engaging way and to inspire a lifelong love of learning.  Our programs coincide with the “science across the curriculum” trend, coupling science with writing and reading skills. As a result, High Touch High Tech has become a permanent resource in classrooms across more than 3,000 U.S. school districts each year. And that doesn’t include our HTHT franchisees established across Canada to Singapore to Nigeria or even on the high seas with our partners at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines!