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AP Biology

Course Catalog ID:
Subject Categories:
AP Course, Science

This course is designed to prepare students for the College Board Biology Advanced Placement Exam, and for subsequent college science courses. It provides students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. Topics include the biochemistry of life, cellular biology, bioenergetics, heredity and molecular genetics, evolution theory, plant and animal structure and function, and ecology. All topics are considered from a biblical worldview, with academic discussion of various perspectives to provide a thorough understanding of the issues and preparation for the AP exam. Because the AP Biology exam requires extensive lab experience, almost all of the labs in this course are hands-on with emphasis on proper procedures and formal reporting.

Notes and Requirements
Grade Levels*:
10, 11, 12
(* Determined by Date of Birth and declared Grad Year. Enrollment outside these grade levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.)

Flexible Scheduling: This course may be taken with live class attendance reduced or waived (recording only) if the student has a time zone or schedule conflict. Select this option when you enroll or notify TPS for approval.
Twice the Teaching: This course now provides two class days of instruction each week — twice as much as before.
AP Exam Scores: For more information on TPS AP-certified courses and exam results, see this page.
Note: AP® is a trademark owned by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this course. This course syllabus has received College Board AP® review and approval.

Reviews from Students and Parents

“This is such a great course! It is in depth and has not only enriched my understanding of biology but also prepared me well for the AP Exam. The content is engaging and I highly recommend this course for students who are seeking a rigorous course that will challenge them and are interested in learning more about the cellular and molecular processes within biology!”

Emily S

“This course greatly added to my knowledge of biology and will be a huge help in going into college with a strong background in biology. It was very interesting and helpful to learn the AP curriculum mixed with a Christian worldview on topics such as global warming and evolution. The course was very challenging, but not impossible and I was able to keep up with all the assignments for this class along with my other classes while not feeling too overwhelmed. It prepared me well for the AP exam by practicing for the test all year.”

Bridget H

“TPS AP Biology gives exceptional instruction and has prepared me well for the AP exam. The teacher is funny, engaging, and presents concepts in an understandable way. I have enjoyed this class and learned so much about God’s creation of life.”

Faith B

“Enthusiastic teacher who clearly loves his subject. Class is rigorous, as any AP class is, but carefully planned out according to the text material.”

Matthias H