The AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course from a high- quality college program. The course is designed to prepare the student for the Advanced Placement Exam scheduled for May of each year. Topics covered include: Molecules and Cells, Heredity and Evolution, and
Organisms and Populations. The successful AP Biology student should understand that science is a process not an accumulation of facts, recognize the unifying themes of biology, and apply biological knowledge and critical thinking to environmental and social concerns. Students must register in A, B, and C. The class will meet one period a day in first semester and two periods a day in second semester (“dovetails” with AP Calculus BC). Laboratories may require class work outside of regularly scheduled class time. Students must obtain written permission from the AP instructor before dropping an AP course.