AP Biology

Advanced Placement / High School

This challenging course is designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Over two semesters, students are engaged in a wide variety of activities, with substantial emphasis on interpreting and collecting data in virtual labs, writing analytical essays, and mastering biological concepts and connections. The key themes of the AP Biology course are the scientific processes, the effects of science on technology and society, the chemistry and make-up of living organisms, genetics, diversity, and evolution. Throughout this course, students are expected to answer questions, analyze data, discuss real-world connections, and complete lab activities. The primary emphasis is to develop an understanding of concepts rather than memorizing terms and technical details. Prerequisites: Algebra recommended. Credits 1.0