Course Description

  • Goal:

    The goal of this course to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and human-made, and to evaluate the risks associated with these problems and examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.



    The class will meet every day for one school year.  The class periods are 43 minutes long, and there will be two double lab periods, where the class will meet for 89 minutes, two out of six days in a school cycle.


    Course Prerequisites:

    AP Environmental Science is open to students in grades 10-12 who have already taken biology.  They must also have had chemistry or be taking chemistry concurrently.



    AP Edition of Living in the Environment, 18th edition by G. Tyler Miller, Scott E. Spoolman, Cengage Learning, 2015.