Course Description


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.