* PLEASE NOTE: Registration is open from July 1 - Dec 15 each year. AP courses must be completed by June 1st.
Students must have completed their grade 10 year. Students must have a mark of at least 80% in Biology 11 or 12, or be registered in Biology 12. It is also highly recommended that students have completed Chemistry 11 or 12 with a mark of 80% or higher. Final authorization for enrollment in an AP course rests with the AP subject teacher.
AP @ SIDES is the only online advanced placement program in Canada to offer specially designed high school courses that provide credit at the University and College level. All courses prepare students to successfully pass the approved College Board exam. In addition, since the student will have already completed first year level University courses, the student's chances of acceptance at Colleges and Universities are increased.
AP @ SIDES provides students with interactive courseware that goes beyond conventional online high school courses to offer an unparalleled critical challenge. All courseware for AP @ SIDES is developed by Apex Learning (www.apexlearning.com).
In AP Biology, students build the conceptual framework necessary to understand science as a process. The content is divided into three sections, with correlating laboratory exercises: molecules and cells; heredity and evolution; and organisms and populations. Students will also explore evolution, energy transfer, continuity and change, the relationship of structure to function, regulations, interdependence in nature, and the balance of science, technology, and nature.
AP Biology is a two-semester course and includes roughly 200 hours of instruction and work time.
40% Assignments and tests
60% Course Exams
College Board Exam does not count toward course grade.
Non-refundable College Board Exam fee of $125.00 due January 31
SIDES Teacher - Rhiannon Cockayne
1. Lab Manual: required A "textbook" deposit needs to be made for the lab manual.
AP Biology Lab Manual for Students. (College Board, 2001). College Board Item # 991461
NOTE: This manual is an excellent resource for lab overviews and background information; however the procedures and questions for all labs are found in the on-line lab activities and differ slightly from the manual.
2. Textbook: recommended, but not required It is not available for borrowing from SIDES.
Biology, 8th Edition. Neil A. Campbell, Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Curry, et al (Benjamin-Cummings, 2008). ISBN 0131356917
Acceptable alternate: 7th ed. (2005). ISBN 080537146X
Acceptable alternate: 6th ed. (2002). ISBN 0201751496
Basic Technical Requirements