Are you a highly motivated student who is interested in taking a college-level course in Biology? Have you already successfully completed an introductory Biology class and you want to learn more? The Advanced Placement course in Biology is equivalent to a full-year Freshman Biology course taught at any major University. You will be reading the same text that is used at many major colleges and universities, and we will be working at a rigorous pace to cover the material and prepare you for the Advanced Placement Examination in May. Upon successful completion of the exam, you may receive college credit and you will certainly be well-prepared for any Biology course in your future.
This class will build upon your prior knowledge of Biology. We will discuss topics such as molecular genetics, biochemistry, human anatomy and physiology, cell biology, plant biology and ecology. Using your text, the Internet, class discussions, and projects, we will cover a tremendous amount of material in order to give you a complete understanding of the study of biology. Biweekly examinations will test your knowledge of the material as well as prepare you for the AP examination. Due to the volume and level of the material, this course is designed to challenge extremely motivated students who have a strong interest in the Biological Sciences.
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement VHS courses are required to take the AP exam, and are required to report their AP examination scores to VHS (note: students who are failing their AP class are not required to take the exam). Upon receipt of the student's exam score, each score will be recorded by VHS and assigned an anonymous tracking number to ensure student anonymity and confidentiality. By enrolling in an AP VHS class, the student authorizes their school site coordinator and school administration to report AP examination scores to VHS. Exam results will not affect the student's VHS grade or future enrollment in VHS courses.
This course has recommended summer reading. All summer work for AP Biology can be found here: AP Summer Work