This Biology course deals with investigation centered upon four major themes: unity, diversity, continuity, and interaction. Throughout the course, the students are exposed to applications of biological knowledge in the investigation of current problems, shown how biology relates to everyday life and given a foundation for future studies in science-related areas.Parents/guardians of 9th graders who choose to accelerate student learning in Biology are encouraged to review PVAAS Keystone Exam student success probability information with their school counselors. There is a strong correlation between projection data and success on the Keystone Biology exam. Students who do not score proficient on Keystone Exams will be scheduled for supplemental instruction the following school year. Additionally, accelerated Biology students should be enrolled in Algebra II and possess aptitude and commitment to enroll in successive AP level science course work.