Credits: 6 (3 blocks-2 in the fall, 1 in the spring for 2016-17 only)
Prerequisite: Chemistry or Chemistry/Honors
Students with a strong interest in the biological sciences have the opportunity to complete both introductory Biology and Advanced Placement Biology in 3 trimesters. It incorporates all the topics of Honors Biology course at greater depth and includes additional study in other areas, such as cellular energetics, plant biology and animal behavior. Formal lab reports and extensive reading at the college level will be required. Students who enroll will be expected to complete a major unit during the summer before the course actually begins the following fall. Mathematical analysis of data will be an integral part of the AP Biology laboratory program. The curriculum will prepare the student for the College Board Advanced Placement Exam in Biology given in May. Note: This course is designed for students who have not yet taken a year of high-school Biology. This course will be offered in 2016-17. In future years, it will be replaced by Genetics and Evolution/Honors (228A) and a two-semester AP Biology class (228B).