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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.
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.