Appleton Learning franchise enjoys rapid growth
Just twelve months ago, Appleton Learning, an educational support organization, had only one company-owned branch in Madison, Alabama, and one franchise-owned branch in Houston, Texas. The company has now announced that it has more than quadrupled with 10 locations open or currently under construction.
Their growth, according to Glenn Clayton, founder and President, is attributable to the organization’s appeal to the 21st Century learner. Appleton does this by focusing on individualized learning in a high-tech environment with a modern design flare. It uses, for example, interactive whiteboards and tablets and every branch is equipped with a telepresence system to allow for collaboration of educators and students from across the country in real time.
Clayton commented, “The education support industry is poised for growth. Parents and students are seeking education support beyond the traditional classroom so they can keep pace with the ever more competitive education requirements of our society. College admission is more competitive, scholarships are highly sought after, and students must be prepared for today’s competitive work environment. Appleton’s growth is a result of demand, a demand for a more modern, personalized approach to learning that yields real results.”
In less than two years of franchising the company has put 50 franchise locations under development. Last December, they announced their partnership with Aristotle Learning to develop 23 franchise locations over a five-year development schedule in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio, Texas. The first two branches from that agreement will open in Austin this September. In October, the company will add three more operational franchise branches to their roster as a result of a recent multi-unit franchise agreement to develop 21 additional sites in the Southeast. Clayton says that the company will continue to open company-owned sites in addition to the franchised locations. (kbp)
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