Biology (One Credit)
Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Biology study a variety of topics that include: structures and functions of cells and viruses; growth and development of organisms; cells, tissues, and organs; nucleic acids and genetics; biological evolution; taxonomy; metabolism and energy transfers in living organisms; living systems; homeostasis; and ecosystems and the environment.
Biology Pre-AP (One Credit)
This course includes all of the material covered in Biology with an emphasis on preparing students for the AP Biology course. This includes additional research, laboratory skills, and increased outside-of-class reading assignments.
Advanced Placement (AP) Biology (One to One and One-Half Credits)
Prerequisites: Biology, Chemistry
Content requirements for Advanced Placement (AP) Biology are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course Description: Biology, published by The College Board.
Students will learn about the core scientific principles, theories, and processes governing living organisms, biological systems, and natural phenomena. They will understand key science practices that can be used to develop explanations and predictions of natural phenomena, which will be tested and refined through laboratory investigations. Students will develop advanced reasoning and inquiry skills as they design experiments, collect and analyze data using mathematics and other methods, and interpret that data to draw conclusions.