Welcome to AP Biology and to Mr. Saia’s Web Page. Here you will find information that pertains to the AP Biology course offered at Somers High School.

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AP Biology is the equivalent of a fast-paced college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. The focus of the course is to help students develop a conceptual understanding for modern biology. Essential to this understanding are the following: a grasp of science as a process rather than as an accumulation of facts; personal experience in scientific inquiry; recognition of unifying themes that integrate the major topics of biology; and application of biological knowledge and critical thinking to environmental and social concerns.