Honors Biology II/AP Biology Course Description
A first-year college level biology bourse which follows the syllabus of the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Program. The AP Biology curriculum is designed to prepare students to take the College Board AP Biology test given in May of each year. The course has been audited and approved by the College Board. For schools on block scheduling, Biology II Honors is intended to be the first semester course that will lead into AP Biology in the spring. This course offers accelerated and in-depth coverage of biology topics in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, genetics and evolution, and organismal and population biology. Some schools may elect to offer AP Biology as a stand-alone, one-semester course. Students may be required to complete a summer assignment and /or attend additional classroom or laboratory sessions beyond the regularly scheduled classes. Prerequisites: Biology I and Chemistry I.