Level C * 1 Credit * Restriction – “B” average in previous science course or teacher recommendation. A packet of work to be completed over the summer and returned by at least one week before school begins or will not be allowed to take this course.
AP Biology is designed to be similar to an introductory college biology course. The three major topics discussed will be Molecules and Cells, Heredity and Evolution, and Organisms and Populations. Labs will constitute 25% of the class as required by AP guidelines. To ensure proper background knowledge and readiness for this challenging and demanding course, an entrance test will be used and a B average in the previous science course is required unless a recommendation is from the teacher is given. A packet of work to be completed over the summer will be issued the year prior to enrollment to enable the students’ readiness in chemistry as well as basic cell biology. This packet will be due one week before the first day of school. If the packet is not completed, arrangements will be made for the student to take another course. This is a weighted class. The AP Biology test, which gives students the possibility of testing out of an entry level college biology course, will be given near the end of the year.