AP Biology is the equivalent of a 1st year college general biology course, and should be taken after Chemistry I or Chemistry I (H). Students selecting this course are expected to have high levels of commitment, motivation, academic maturity, and perseverance. This course provides a rigorous, fast paced, inquiry-based exploration of topics such as evolution, energetics, information storage and transfer, and system interactions. Students are expected to use problem solving techniques in the completion of their individual and collaborative assignments/projects and laboratory experiments. They should be willing to complete weekly labs, spend time studying daily, and write extensively about their learning.