AP Environmental Science provides students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. The class will build on knowledge gained in biology and chemistry, and is recommended for students who have an interest in pursuing science or environmental topics in college. The textbook, materials, and pace will be at a college freshman level. Organization and time management are necessary. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement examination and participate in field exploration that occurs at least 3-5 times during the year.
Note: summer reading requirement for this course will be announced in the spring via the Carondelet/De La Salle websites.
Completion of Biology and Chemistry with a B+ or completion of Chemistry Honors and Biology Honors with a B-. Concurrent enrollment in Biology Honors is possible with teacher recommendation.