| ||Meeting times for this course will be available in February, 2016. If you are interested in this course and have time constraints, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.
AP/Honors Biology builds on concepts of matter acquired in junior high or basic chemistry, covering more advanced concepts in, organic chemistry, the structure and components of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, cellular respiration and photosynthesis, genetics and heredity, evolution and speciation, comparative anatomy with an emphasis on human anatomy and physiology, plant structure, growth, and reproduction, and ecology. Students must complete five safety and skills checkout labs and 15 lab exercises to receive AP credit. Student who complete fewer labs than required for AP credit but satisfactorily complete all other work may receive honors credit for the course.
In 2013, the College Board revised requirements for the AP Biology course and exam preparation. This course has been updated and certified to meet or exceed all syllabus requirements, including lab work, for AP Biology. Students completing this course satisfactorily will be prepared to take the SAT II and/or AP Biology examinations
This course is taught using the Scholars Online Chat software, which allows the teacher to embed graphics, mathematical equations, and movies in the chat session, with complete logging available for the entire year. Audio software is not used to allow students with limited internet access to participate fully, and to encourage precise thinking and writing skills.