Welcome to General and AP Biology
The science program at IRHS provides students with many opportunities to develop skills that can be utilized in any area of future endeavour. A student participating in IRHS Science also has the opportunity to learn a tremendous amount about the physical and biological sciences.
Advanced Placement Biology is an introductory first year college course. The class tends to move at a rigorous pace and require students to demonstrate mastery of the subjects we study. The course covers many of the same topics covered in freshman biology, but in much greater depth and breadth. Students have the option in May to take the AP Biology exam, which potentially could earn students college credit.
General Biology is an introductory biology class for freshmen. We investigate a wide range of topics, from molecular biology to ecology, and lots in between. The class is designed to help students develop academic skills, but is also geared towards promoting interest in the sciences, which statistically drops off in the high school years.