AP Environmental Science is designed to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to identify and analyze natural and human-made environmental problems, to evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and to examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. This course will provide students with current issues, theories and data and how they relate to the student and society as a whole. Emphasis in this class is placed on science as a process, energy conversions underlying all ecological processes, the Earth as an interconnected system, how humans alter the environment, environmental problems and their social context, and developing sustainable practices.
This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Environmental Science.
- Algebra I (required)
- 2 lab sciences (recommended)
- 1 life science: Biology I
- 1 physical science: Earth Science I or Chemistry I
Course Texts and Materials
- Environmental Science for AP (3rd edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Learning
- An AP exam study guide published in the last two years (e.g., Princeton Review, Barron’s)
Starting 2021–2022: Offered in two half-credit semesters.
- 03207 AP Environmental Science Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
- 03207 AP Environmental Science Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)