Must have passed Biology with a “B” average or consent of the instructor.
Advanced Placement Biology is a year long course that includes those topics regularly covered in a college introductory biology course and differs significantly from Biology I with respect to the kind of textbook used, the range and depth of topics covered, the kind of laboratory work performed by students, and the time and effort required of the students. The textbook used by AP Biology is also used by college biology majors and the kinds of labs done by AP students are equivalent to those done by college students. AP Biology is a course that aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. This course is designed to prepare students for the Biology College Board Advanced Placement Exam.
Phone: 406-726-3216 ext. 2320
Reece, Jane, et al., Campbell Biology, 9th Edition, 2011,Pearson Benjamin Cummings.
Computer, pen, pencil, calculator, loose paper, & 2” 3 Ring Binder
Grades will be calculated using the following breakdown:
50% Tests and Quizzes:
Tests will be questions from previous AP Exams and will include essay and multiple choice questions. These tests will be curved. Quizzes will come in various forms, the vocabulary quizzes, content quizzes, and performance quizzes.
30% Lab Reports:
Lab reports are due on the Due dates unless otherwise stated. All labs will be graded according the guidelines on the Lab Report handout.
20% Weekly Work
Homework is a valuable tool to help you understand new concepts. Reading the textbook and doing your packet worksheets are the most important things you can do to facilitate your learning. Watching posted videos, participating in classroom discussions, etc… all will be included in this grade.