The College Board-designed curriculum is a rapidly paced, intensive course designed for students who are self-motivated independent learners with excellent reading comprehension skills and a keen interest in biology. Students with strong analytical skills and a desire to learn complex details of scientific processes are encouraged to apply. Three areas of study will be covered: molecules and cells, heredity and evolution, and organisms and populations. The lab component uses an inquiry-based approach and students will be expected to use reasoning skills to collect and analyze data, apply mathematical formulas and integrate learned concepts. Students will take the AP Biology exam.
Grade Prerequisite: a grade of B+ or higher in current non-Honors/non-AP science course or B- or higher in current Honors/AP science course and a minimum grade of B on a diagnostic test to be used in the advising process