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AP Environmental Science

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Subject Categories:
AP Course, Career Exploration, New and Improved, Science

This course is fascinating, fun, and not just for science majors. It gets you away from your computer and out into the world. Even students who don’t like science have called it the “best” course they took in high school. Environmental Science is study of the interactions between the physical, chemical, and biological components of the natural world. In this course, you will explore the fascinating interrelationships of the natural world and consider how humans societies rely on it. You will also search for solutions to challenges such as pollution, dwindling energy sources, ensuring a clean water supply, and food production for a planet. Much of your learning will come from “getting out there” into the world as your “lab”, and the course will develop your curiosity for the world around you in a practical, fascinating, and fun way. Along the way, you will also prepare for the AP Exam that will get the positive attention of the colleges or scholarships you are considering.

Grade Levels*:
10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
Notes and Conditions

Flexible Scheduling: This course may be taken with live class attendance reduced or waived if the student has a schedule or time zone conflict. Please review the Flexible Scheduling information for details.

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California A-G: This course has CA A-G approval.

“This course clarified everything I could have wanted to know (and more) about Environmental Science. The teacher gives real-life experiences to exemplify important topics in class and has experience in many fields from which to do so. I am leaving this class feeling fully prepared for the AP Exam, as he ensured that every topic for the AP Exam was thoroughly covered — even those not in the textbook.”

Carissa V

“This course is one of the most fun and enjoyable courses I’ve ever taken, and I would recommend it to anyone — not just science lovers! With patience and objectiveness, the teacher gracefully and respectfully guides the class through discussions of controversial topics such as the role of government in the protection of the environment or climate change. As for the AP course material itself, I would deem this a course that is challenging but not too conceptually difficult, as many of the topics covered in the course are applicable and observable in the real world. The topics covered are also very relevant to modern news and politics, and studying them has given me a much better awareness about the current state of the environment. Overall, this course is great for anyone but especially valuable for those intending to pursue environmental studies or environmental law, seniors who are looking for an AP course that isn’t too overwhelming, and anyone who wants to gain an objective perspective on modern news regarding the environment.”

Ella B

“The teacher’s extensive life experience, knowledge base, and enthusiasm for the subject made each class interesting and peppered with real-life examples. I enjoyed how this course connected science from many different domains in an applicable way, offering solutions to address problems of our age.”

Irene M

“The course was extremely fascinating and enjoyable. The assignments were rigorous, yet very fun, and the class discussions were very fulfilling. My teacher really went above and beyond to walk us through concepts and make sure we were all following. The course material was very interesting, and the course assignments helped greatly in the understanding of the material, including the labs.”

Bailey W

“This class allowed me and other students to understand how science is relevant. It was really interesting to learn about sustainable energy, climate change, pest control, and other topics that are currently being debated about.”

Anna Caroline H
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