Prerequisite: Departmental placement based on EXPLORE scores and teacher recommendations.
Grade Level: 9
Semesters: 2
Credits 1

This lab-based course will build upon students’ understanding of life and its processes. Students in Biology will focus on the key concepts of structures and their processes, ecosystems and their interactions, heredity, and diversity. To demonstrate their understanding students will utilize the practices of science and engineering. Although the scope of this course is the same as Biology (Academic), the instructional approaches will be geared toward remediating critical thinking, data interpretation and analysis, and writing skills.