Advanced Placement Biology

Credits: 6
Course Length: Full Year
Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in CP or H Biology & Chemistry

The Advanced Placement Program is a cooperative educational endeavor of the College Entrance Examination Board. The student in this course may be able to receive college credit for Biology, based on his/her outcome on the Advanced Placement Examination in Biological Science given in May of each year. Students should expect a significant amount of independent reading. Major areas of study will include the chemical and cellular basis of life, the biology of organisms (tissues and organ systems), the perpetuation of life (cellular reproduction, development, and genetics), populations and communities, the diversity or organisms (natural selection, taxonomy). For each subject area studied, the student will perform appropriate laboratory experiments in order to gain hands-on experience in biology. Students in this course are prepared for and expected to take the Advanced Placement test in Biology. Students enrolled in AP classes are expected to take the AP exam. Participation in the AP exam is necessary for a course to be designated as an AP course on student transcripts. This course requires a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.

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