Course: SC700 AP Biology

Grade: 11, 12

Subject Area: Science

Type: Accelerated, Advanced Placement, Articulated Credits

Credits: 1

Course Information:

This is a year-long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. College Advanced Program AP Biology provides students the opportunity to earn college credit for their work in high school biology. The class will build on material from Biology 1, Biology 2, Chemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology. Students are highly encouraged to take Biology 2 and Anatomy and Physiology to prepare for the comprehensive nature of the AP Biology exam. This course will fulfill the biological science credit for graduation. The four big ideas included in AP Biology deal with evolution, homeostasis, life processes, and system interactions. In this course, you will complete the required AP Biology labs and course work in preparation for the AP Biology exam. Students enrolling for this advanced placement course are encouraged to take the AP exam in May.


  • Explain how the process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life

  • Describe how biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis

  • Describe how living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes

  • Explain how biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties

Prerequisites: Chemistry, Biology 2 recommended

Notes: This course will fulfill the biological science credit for graduation