• Teachers

    • Amanda Figolah            HD Biology 1/HD Biology 2   AP Environmental 1, 2, 3
    • Jody Duncan                 Biology 1/Biology 2
    • Paula Watkins               HD Biology 1/HD Biology 2
    • Kirstin Milks                  AP Biology 1, 2, 3
    • Angelia Floyd                Anatomy and Physiology 1/Anatomy and Physiology 2
    • Angie Thompson           Biology 1/Biology 2

    Biology I (Lab) - 3024C

    Grades 9-10
    Two Trimesters

    Biology I is a course based on regular laboratory and field investigations that include a study of the structures and functions of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. At a minimum, students enrolled in Biology I explore the functions and processes of cells, tissues, organs, and systems within various species of living organisms and the roles and interdependencies of organisms within populations, communities, ecosystems, and the biosphere. Students work with the concepts, principles, and theories of the living environment. In addition, students enrolled in this course are expected t (1) gain an understanding of the history and development of biological knowledge, (2) explore the uses of biology in various careers, and (3) investigate the biological questions and problems related to personal needs and societal issues.

    Biology I [HD] (Lab) - 3024H

    Grades 9-10
    Two Trimesters

    Designed for students seeking an honors diploma and/or planning to study science or engineering in college, this course presents the same topics as Biology I, but each area will be covered in more depth. Expectations of and responsibilities placed on students will be at a higher level than those in the regular course.

    Biology, Advanced Placement (Lab) - 3020

    Grades 11-12
    Three Trimesters
    Prerequisite(s): Biology I and Chemistry I

    This course follows the College Board Examination guidelines for Advanced Placement Biology which consists of an intensive review and in-depth study of areas that were introduced in Biology I. Attention is given to the application of chemical principles as related to living systems. The course is designed for juniors and seniors who received an A or B in Biology I or those who have instructor approval.

    Environmental Science, Advanced Placement (Lab) - 3010

    Grades 11-12
    Three Trimesters
    Prerequisite(s): Biology I, 2 other Core 40 science credits

    This course follows the College Board Examination guidelines for Advanced Placement Environmental Science which is an interdisciplinary course that integrates biology, earth science, chemistry, and other disciplines. Students enrolled in this course conduct in depth scientific studies of ecosystems, population dynamics, resource management, and environmental consequences of natural and anthropogenic processes. Students formulate, design, and carry out laboratory and field investigations as an essential course component. Students completing AP Environmental Science acquire the essential tools for understanding the complexities of national and global environmental systems.