Signature Programs

Business Plan Challenge

The annual business plan challenge that is a core component of RE’s AP Macroeconomics/ Microeconomics course allows students to delve into entrepreneurship, challenging them to think big, cross disciplines and tackle problems whose answers aren’t in a textbook. Calling upon their knowledge of science, math, the social sciences, arts and other disciplines, RE students work in teams to identify real problems, test hypotheses, conduct research, develop evidence-based solutions and communicate essential elements of their plans.

In recent years, students have created removable laptop covers (CamBlok!) to prevent cyber-mischief. They created HobbyBox, a pandemic-inspired subscription designed to bring fun activities to consumers’ doorsteps. They designed PetFit, heath and wellness harnesses for pets. Participants in the business challenge get invaluable feedback from RE alumni, who challenge them to improve their designs, marketing, financial projections and more.

Recent News

Jen Nero, Chair of the Humanities Department

“[Today] you can’t be just a specialist in economics, or just a mathematician, or just a writer. The challenges facing our students when they go out in the world today will require dramatic creativity, intellectual fluidity and the resilience to keep trying when they fail … Entrepreneurship is the quintessential interdisciplinary experience.”
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.