Grade 10-12. Prerequisites are Biology, Chemistry (may be taken concurrently), Algebra 2/Trig. Weighted grade.
The goals of the AP Environmental Science course are to provide 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 man-made; to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems; and to examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them. Environmental Science is interdisciplinary, embracing a wide variety of topics that include Ecology, Geology History, Sociology, Economics and Chemistry. Field experiences may include a trip to northern Wisconsin and/or one-day trips to local prairies, streams and forests. Students who successfully complete the course and AP examination may receive college credit and/or a higher placement in college.