About Academics Plus
Academics Plus is an experienced instructional partner committed to improving each student’s academic performance while creating an atmosphere of empowerment, enhancing the joy of learning and encouraging personal excellence in school, the community and at home. Since opening in 1991, the academic results of the students and school campuses served have documented significant gains with previously failing students. The model which our company presents has found success in two distinct venues since we opened our McKinney location:
The retail center grew quickly into a viable, profitable operation and remains a thriving business in McKinney, Texas (suburb of Dallas).
Due to the strong relationship with the McKinney Independent School district Academics Plus entered into a contractual agreement to provide academic services on site for students in struggling campuses. The students chosen had previously tested poorly on state mandated assessments. School results increased dramatically after implementation of the program, successfully moving these campuses from almost low-performing to acceptable and then recognized status. In turn, this success enabled A+ to expand into the Houston and Wilmer Hutchins (Dallas) Texas school districts. Within the last few years, we have completely “computerized” the A+ model. Utilizing the latest in technology and the internet, we have worked with third party programmers and software developers to bring Mark and Melinda’s unique concept into a medium that vastly improves the training, operation, maintenance and administration of the business.
Ethical standards are of the utmost importance for our company – something which is demonstrated by the numerous years of service on various community boards by both owners, including serving as President of the Rotary Club of McKinney (2001-2002) by Melinda Crenwelge and Charter President of the McKinney Morning Pride Lions Club (2002-2003) by Mark Crenwelge. Biannual surveys of students, parents and teachers have yielded consistently outstanding reports of high quality customer service.
“Academics Plus has really helped my daughter. She started her tutoring sessions two years ago and she has already completed six grade levels. She was really struggling with her reading comprehension. In her fifth grade year she was reading on a third grade level. She is in the seventh grade now and is reading on an eighth grade level. I truly love Academics Plus and so does my daughter. She has so much more confidence now that it is unbelievable! She has come so far and it is all because of the help of Melinda, Mark and their entire staff. Thank you so much Academics Plus for working with my daughter and helping her to over come so much in so little time! If your child is struggling with any subject, the best place for your child to receive help is Academics Plus!”
– Andrea Oliphant (Parent from McKinney, Texas)