Biology

This is an introductory course in biology.  Taught from a Christian worldview using classical methodology, we will study the nature of life, including the chemical basis of living cells and some introduction to biochemistry. We will study cell structure and genetics, and evolutionary theory, with an overview of the five kingdoms and their interrelationships.

Prerequisite: Chemistry or Honors Physical Science recommended
Textbook:  Miller and Levine Biology: 2010 On-Level Edition, Kenneth R. Miller and Joseph S. Levine; ISBN:  0133669513

Marine Biology

This course will provide an overview of marine biology. We will learn some of the physical and geographical features of the earth’s oceans and gain an overview of marine organisms represented in the five kingdoms. We will spend a great deal of time studying the major marine ecosystems: intertidal zone, estuaries, continental shelf communities, coral reef communities, the epipelagic zone and the deep ocean. In the final quarter, we will look at the resources provided by our oceans and the human impact on those resources. Optional field trips are available for interested students and families.

Prerequisites: Biology or permission of the teacher
Textbook: Marine Biology, 9th Edition, Peter Castro and Michael E. Huber; ISBN:  978-0073524207

AP Biology

This course has been formally authorized by the College Board to carry the AP designation. It is a rigorous course and is recommended for high school juniors and seniors who have already completed a pre-AP level of biology. Students will learn to think scientifically, design experiments and draw connections between biology and other disciplines. The course covers the four ‘Big Ideas’ and the science practices recommended by the College Board. Taught from a Christian worldview, this class will help prepare students for the AP Biology exam offered in May.

Prerequisites:
Textbook: Campbell Biology, AP 9th Edition, by Jane Reece; ISBN:  978-0131375048