All students at Ransom Everglades receive training in robotics and computer programming as part of the school's broad, well-rounded curriculum, while many choose to pursue more advanced study through additional courses and extra-curricular clubs that prepare them to take RE's ethic of service-oriented leadership into technological fields.
At the middle school, a required sixth-grade semester-long robotics course allows the students to build and program robots using the Vex IQ platform, and a seventh-grade course in computer programming teaches the students the basics of app design and animation. In that course, students use the APP Inventor software developed at MIT and the Alice programming software developed at Carnegie Mellon University. Students in eighth grade may choose a computer science elective: Python Programming and Music.
Students can continue their passion for robotics in robotics clubs on both campuses. The advanced middle school club competes in local, national and worldwide tournaments, building task-oriented robots using Vex IQ components, while upper school students may join the BattleBots team that competes in national BattleBots events. In the summers of 2015 and 2016, one current student and three alumni participated in the ABC televised series BattleBots