AP Biology

Course Description:

This course follows the guidelines created by the College Board. It is designed to be equivalent to a college level introductory course. Successful completion of the AP Biology exam can lead to either introductory biology credit or elective credit depending on the requirements of the college a student is attending.

Course Objective:

AP biology students will demonstrate the ability to use specific skills and processes, appropriate scientific terminology, and major biological concepts to explain the uniqueness and interdependence of living organisms, their interactions with the environment, and the continuation of life on Earth.

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Academic and Behavioral Expectations:

AP Biology provides students with an experience equivalent to a college level biology course. There are extensive reading assignments that the student Must complete in order to be successful. Supplementary readings in the form of journal articles, and supplementary texts are also required. In addition students are expected to complete assigned laboratory write-ups and any other supplementary assignments given throughout the course. Students are expected to spend at least 1-2 hours each night (or 5-10 hours on weekends) reading, reviewing, and or completing assignments. Student not able to, or unwilling to put in the time generally do not do well in AP Biology.
At all times students are expected to follow school rules, behave in a responsible and mature manner, and conduct themselves with honor and integrity. Students are expected to do their own work. Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated.

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