Honors Biology is an accelerated survey course for the dedicated science student. Students are expected to read, take notes, and be prepared to ask questions in advance of in-class lecture presentations on material. They must be willing to guide their own learning; class time is used to expand on topics from assigned reading. Students will study topics in-depth at all levels of biological organization, beginning with the molecule and progressing to the world biome. Lab work is a major component of the class requiring students to apply classroom and textbook knowledge with problem-solving skills. Additionally, students will use their acquired skills and knowledge to complete a student-led research project.
Prerequisite: Completion of Chemistry and a grade of B+ or higher in current non-Honors/non-AP science course or B- or higher in current Honors/AP science course