High School AP Biology Course
Dive into the fascinating world of biology with Excel High School's AP Biology course. This program is not just a study of life; it's an exploration into the complex interactions that govern biological systems at both micro and macro levels. Ideal for students with a keen interest in science, health sciences, or engineering, this course begins with cell biology and evolves into a comprehensive understanding of how evolution influences the diversity and unity of life. Students will delve into the mechanisms of how living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information, and the ways in which organisms utilize free energy.
Reflecting the rigor of an introductory college-level biology course, our AP Biology program is meticulously designed to prepare students for the AP exam and their academic future in the sciences. The course emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills and cognitive strategies. Students engage in hands-on and virtual labs, fostering a deep understanding of scientific processes and biological concepts. These labs are not just about conducting experiments; they are about forming hypotheses, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions, mirroring the work of real scientists. Through frequent assessments and engaging with primary sources, students not only learn biology but also hone their analytical and research skills. Enroll in Excel High School's AP Biology course to embark on a journey of scientific discovery and prepare yourself for a future in the ever-evolving field of biology.
*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.
AP Biology builds students' understanding of biology on both the micro and macro scales. After studying cell biology, students move on to understand how evolution drives the diversity and unity of life. Students will examine how living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information and how organisms utilize free energy. The equivalent of an introductory college-level biology course, AP Biology prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in science, health sciences, or engineering.
The AP Biology course provides a learning experience focused on allowing students to develop their critical thinking skills and cognitive strategies. Frequent no- and low-stakes assessments allow students to measure their comprehension and improve their performance as they progress through each activity. Students regularly engage with primary sources, allowing them to practice the critical reading and analysis skills that they will need in order to pass the AP exam and succeed in a college biology course. Students perform hands-on labs that give them insight into the nature of science and help them understand biological concepts, as well as how evidence can be obtained to support those concepts. Students also complete several virtual lab studies in which they form hypotheses; collect, analyze, and manipulate data; and report their findings and conclusions. During both virtual and traditional lab investigations and research opportunities, students summarize their findings and analyze others' findings in summaries, using statistical and mathematical calculations when appropriate. Summative tests are offered at the end of each unit as well as at the end of each semester, and contain objective and constructed response items. Robust scaffolding, rigorous instruction, relevant material and regular active learning opportunities ensure that students can achieve mastery of the skills necessary to excel on the AP exam.
This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation.
*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product Length: Two semesters
- Unit 1: Cell Biology
- Unit 2: Protein Structure & Functions & The Impact on Evolutionary Biology
- Unit 3: A Historical Perspective on the Evidence for Evolution
- Unit 4: Mechanisms of Inheritance
- Unit 5: Semester 1 Exam
- Unit 6: Homeostasis
- Unit 7: Cellular Energetics
- Unit 8: Cell Communication & Body Systems
- Unit 9: Ecological Principles
- Unit 10: Semester 2 Exam
AP Biology - Full Course Syllabus
How Much Does It Cost?
AP Certified high school courses are priced at $599 each. This cost-effective price makes Excel High School's AP courses an incredible value!
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Single course options at Excel High School range in price depending on their difficulty. Single course prices are below:
- Standard High School Courses: $225
- Honors High School Courses: $325
- (AP) High School Courses: $599
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