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AP Environmental Science

AP Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary course equivalent to a one semester, introductory college course with students exploring topics in earth systems and resources, the living world, population dynamics, land and water use, energy resources and consumption, pollution, and global change. Students routinely identify and analyze natural and anthropogenic environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine solutions for resolving or preventing them. Critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and inquiry-based lab work are important features of this course.  Students successfully completing the course earn college credit after taking the AP Environmental Science examination in May.  APES students gain a better understanding of how their actions affect Earth processes, other organisms, and their own lives.