Summer: Pre-AP Biology (For the AP Biology Course)
Open to: 9th-12th grades
Length: 5 weeks
This course is designed to prepare a student for the rigorous investigation and thinking involved in Advanced Placement Biology. Students will explore two of the most important themes of the AP Biology Course: the genetic basis for inheritance and evolution by natural selection. The class will focus on building a conceptual understanding rather than primarily factual recall of information. Students will work on developing skills of quantitative (computational) thinking, developing skills of laboratory investigation, and examining current developments in biological research. This class is open to all high school students who have taken at least one year of high school laboratory science.