AP Biology

ap biology In previous courses, students should have developed an understanding of the biological processes that are exhibited in the world. This biology course will expand upon that knowledge and deepen students’ understanding. The major concepts covered are chemical properties of living things, cells, genetics, evolution, biological diversity, plants, animals, and ecology.

Students at this level should show development in their ability and understanding of scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects that seek to develop a deeper conceptual meaning for the student and actively engage the student. The continued exposure of science concepts and scientific inquiry will serve to improve the student’s skill and understanding. As an AP Biology course, the structure is designed to be the equivalent of a college level general biology course. This course has been built around the four big ideas and seven science practices published in the AP Biology Course and Exam Description.

Throughout the course, students will learn how to:

  • Describe the chemical properties that affect living organisms.
  • Explain key characteristics and functions of cells.
  • Describe the role of genetics and its impact on living organisms.
  • Outline the evolutionary history of the earth.
  • Describe the biological diversity of the three biological domains.
  • Describe the form and function of plants.
  • Describe the form and function of animals.
  • Explain the role of ecology on the Earth.

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Grades 11–12: 1 Credit


  • Completion of a biology course with a C or better.
  • Completion of a chemistry course with a C or better.

Timetable for AP Courses

Since exams for AP courses take place during the first two weeks of May, students are encouraged to begin working on them as early as July and no later than the beginning of school year. For more specific dates, general information about AP Courses, and a list of all AP courses offered by Enlightium Academy, please visit the AP Courses/College Credits page.

Standard AP Course Price Chart

Add-on Price (Primary AP Textbook Included)** $350 $350

*Students can purchase tutoring minutes for phone support and screen-sharing services if needed.
**Families can choose to purchase the book on their own and Enlightium can apply a credit to the tuition for the price of the book, provided it is within the price range on the required purchases list.

Additional payment (if applicable) is due within 30 days of enrollment. The Accounting Department will reach out via email to arrange a payment. Discounts do not apply to AP courses.

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