AP Environmental Science A/B (P)

This course is aligned with the College Board Advanced Placement Environmental Science Curriculum Framework and CTE Model Curriculum Standards for the Environmental Resources Pathway.

The AP Environmental Science A/B course fulfills the general education requirement for physical science and is available to 11th
and 12
th-grade students who meet the prerequisite requirements. Grades earned in this course are calculated on a 5-point scale and are therefore weighted.

AP Environmental Science is a year-long course designed for high school students as an opportunity to earn AP credit on their high school transcript, as well as placement credit for an introductory college-level science course. Students who earn a qualifying score on the AP Environmental Science Exam are typically eligible to receive college credit and placement into advanced science course in college. AP Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary science course designed to be the equivalent to a freshman college environmental science course that provides students the opportunity to learn about and develop an appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It will be taught from a rigorous science perspective that stresses scientific principles and analysis and includes a laboratory component. The goal of this course is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. Students will examine natural and man-made environmental problems, considering alternatives for solving or preventing them. Issues will be studied from scientific, sociological and political perspectives. This course fulfills a college requirement for a basic lab science and prepares students to take the College Board Advanced Placement Exam. This course is also the capstone course for the CTE Environmental Resources Pathway.