This course is designed to be the equivalent of a two semester college introductory biology course for biology majors. It will prepare students to take the AP biology exam. Concept areas that will be addressed will include: Molecules and Cells, Heredity and Environment, and Organisms and Populations. Conceptual understanding and quantitative thinking will be emphasized in this laboratory-intensive class. AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits. It is recommended that students either have already taken Human A&P or be concurrently enrolled. This course is part of the PLTW + AP pathway; to learn more, click here. (One-credit, one-year elective for grades 11-12). Prerequisite: Successful completion of three full science credits.