Biology is a 9th grade class, aligned to a college-prep curriculum. Most students taking biology intend to enter college after graduation. This course provides a general overview of major biological topics such as the structure, function, growth and reproduction of plants, animals and microorganisms. The students will become familiar with topics such as microscopy, cell structure and division, Mendelian genetics as well as evidence for creation versus evolution. The class includes several labs, including dissections. The goal is for the student to develop an appreciation for the living world around them.