Pre-AP Biology

  • Course number: T217S (Summer)
  • Grade(s) offered: 10-12
  • Credits: .5 (semester course)
  • Prerequisites: Students should be registered for AP Biology in the fall; optional course for preceding summer, elective credit

Course Description: Students in this 11-week summer course will complete online study and practice learning activities to prepare for the rigor and pace of Advanced Placement Biology. They will additionally receive online instruction and practice in use of Excel and statistical analysis, skills used extensively in the lab component of the AP Biology course.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Instructional methods include video lectures, text notes, lab work, projects, field trips and discussions, cooperative and individual investigation. Assessments include daily work, tests, quizzes, projects, lab reports and proctored semester final exam.

Recommended Background for Success: Students will be expected to participate by reading, completing study assignment and assessments, and discussing the topic of biological study. Students will need to be motivated learners with strong reading skills. This is a face-paced online course in which students will need to advocate for their learning needs via Schoology. Tonka online orientation materials will be provided.