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AP Biology - Semesters 1 and 2

Semester 1 is offered only during the fall term. Semester 2 is offered only during the spring term.

This course is designed to provide a college-level experience and prepare students for the AP exam in early May. Students will be provided with a foundation for developing an understanding for biological concepts through scientific inquiry, investigations, interactive experiences, higher-order thinking, real-world applications, writing analytical essays, statistical analysis, interpreting and collecting data. The key big ideas of the AP Biology course are system interactions, evolution, energetics, information storage, and transmission. Students will participate in a variety of engaging activities that enhance their mastery of biology concepts.


As recommended by College Board:  Prior high school courses in biology and chemistry.

Recommended math skills:  Basic Algebra, how to collect, analyze, and interpret experimental data; basic concepts of probability and statistical analysis: graphing, including setting axes and plotting data

Pre-Requisites: Biology 1, Chemistry 1, Algebra 1

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