AP Biology

AP Biology is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course.  Students in AP Biology will cover topics and concepts in three main areas of molecular and cell biology, heredity and evolution, organisms and populations.  Students will develop an understanding of concepts rather than memorizing terms and technical details.  Essential to the conceptual understanding are the following: a grasp of science as a process rather than as an accumulation of facts; personal experience in scientific inquiry; recognition of unifying themes that integrate the major topics of biology and application of biological knowledge and critical thinking to environmental and social concerns.  At the completion of the course, students will take the AP exam administered in the spring.  Some students, as college freshmen, are permitted to undertake upper-level courses in biology or to register for courses for which biology is a prerequisite.

Course Subject
Course Number
SC510A, SC510B
Grade Level
11, 12
Course Duration
Year
Course Credit
1.0
Prerequisite
Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, and Chemistry with a grade of B or better and completion of/or enrollment in Algebra II (Teacher recommendation)
Course Fee
$10