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Honors Biology

Prerequisite: “B” average in science

This course explores biological principles in depth and in a comprehensive and accelerated approach. The course examines: ecology, cell biology, genetics, evolution, microorganisms, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and human biology. Students’ understanding of biology is fostered through laboratory investigations, problem solving, and critical thinking activities. This course, while allowing students to explore and explain concepts of biology, prepares students for the SAT II Biology examination.


The term biology is derived from the Greek word bios, meaning "life" and the suffix -logia, meaning "study of." The term first appeared in 1736 when Linnaeus used "biologi" in his Bibliotheca botanica.

Biology Units

Honors Bio

Blue Team

Extra Help

I am available for extra help most days:

  • Before school from 7:00 to 7:20 AM
  • During the day when I am free
  • After school until 3:00 PM.

Please check with me if you plan on staying after to make sure I don't have a meeting or other obligation. Faculty meetings are usually Wednesday after school.

You can email questions at any time:

You should not expect an immediate answer after 10 PM or while I am teaching.