Welcome to AP Biology (also IB HL Juniors)
This is a college level course. Last May, my classes had an 67% pass rate on the AP Biology test. It takes work, study time, attention to detail, and lots of hands-on reinforcement but you can receive college credit for this class. Depending on your score and the college you attend, you can receive up to 8 credits for this course.
You will complete 30 to 40 hours of lab work including gel electrophoresis and PCR like you see Abby do on NCIS. Many students have sent me emails after attending college classes and reported that they were well prepared for further science classes due to the skills learned in the labs. Other reinforcement activities include charades, acting out concepts, chalk drawings, dry erase board drawings, model building, and more.
Please read the attached syllabus. Important information on behavior management, tardy policy, late work, makeup work is included.