Welcome to AP Biology!!!
This AP Biology course is designed to offer students the instruction and experience of an introductory college-level biology course in high school, following the foundation laid by Biology 1 or Biology 1 Honors. The goal is not to teach to a single test but to prepare you to prove to the College Board that you have a thorough understanding of biology and deserve college credit for this accomplishment.
AP Biology is structured around the four Big Ideas, which encompass the core scientific principles, theories, and processes governing living organisms and biological systems:
Quarter 1: Evolution - The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.
Quarter 2: Energy - Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.
Quarter 3: Information - Living systems store, retrieve, transmit and respond to information essential to life processes.
Quarter 4: Interactions - Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.