Biology is the study of life, its organization and the chemical processes that maintain it. Advanced Biology is a year-long course intended to prepare students for college level science. First semester will focus on the micro-level of biology, including chemistry, cell structure and function, cell transport, photosynthesis, cell respiration, and cell reproduction. Second semester will focus on genetics, DNA technology, evolution, classification, and a macro-level survey of kingdoms, including dissections.
Prerequisite: C or better in Biology and C or better in Chemistry, or teacher approval
This is a college level biology course. It covers a full range of concepts from microbiology to macro-biology. First semester will focus on microbiology, such as biochemistry, cell biology, biochemical pathways, genetics, and heredity. Second semester will emphasize macro-biology, such as evolution, taxonomy and classification of species, and the structure and physiology of plants and animals. A fundamental understanding of chemistry concepts is important to a student's success in this class. In order to receive college credit, an AP College Board exam must be taken. The exam is given in May and a student's score on the exam determines the amount of college credit a school will grant the student.