This course focuses on the study of life and the scientific method used to understand the world around us. The course covers Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Biology adopted by the state, as well as focusing on technical reading and writing necessary for the students to be college and career ready. The major subject areas addressed through this class include cells, genetics, evolution, ecology, and physiology. A large part of the class is lab/activity based as it sets students up for furthering themselves in other A-G approved science classes. Because of this, students will also be expected to learn and practice proper lab techniques and safety, throughout the course.