This college-level course prepares students for the AP Biology exam. Lecture-format classes are combined with frequent experiments to investigate all major topics in the AP Biology curriculum, which center around four Big Ideas loosely defined as evolution, metabolism, information processing, and biological complexity. Topics are covered in detail and at a fast pace. Nightly homework typically includes reading a chapter in a college-level textbook, writing a lab report, or writing an essay. Occasional evening and/or weekend labs are required in order to fulfill AP lab expectations. Most labs are inquiry-based, requiring students to develop their scientific skills and work more independently
Students are required to take the AP exam. Students are also required to complete a summer assignment in preparation for the class.
Open to: Juniors and seniors