The major purpose of this laboratory-based college preparatory course is to provide understanding of the basic biological concepts:the diversity of organisms; matter, energy and physiology.Focus is on active student participation in laboratory investigations and the development of critical thinking skills.Biology A meets the Grades 9-12 District life science graduation requirement.This course meets one semester of the University of California entrance requirement for laboratory science.
To empower students through their engagement in a rigorous high school biology program.
To encourage and develop group skills which increase student participation and comprehension.
To learn the tools and techniques for observing and understanding the fundamental life processes of living organisms.
To prepare students for success in a university biology class.