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AP® Environmental Science A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

The goal of Environmental Science is to provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world and to identify and analyze environmental problems that are natural and human-made. Students will evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing problems. Laboratories support student content mastery with hands-on experiences.


Students are assumed to have previous knowledge of basic high school biology, earth science, and chemistry principles. This knowledge is usually gained by previously taking and passing each of these courses. Students are responsible for making sure they have the previous knowledge described at the beginning of each section.  Students must complete semester A prior to semester B.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

AP Environmental Science Public Syllabus

Required Materials:


Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

  • All students are required to have and use a laboratory notebook as evidence of completed work. This may be needed upon applying for college credit.

  • Several take-home labs will require students to use common household items, with some additional grocery-store type items being required as well.

  • Please review the general original credit software requirements at

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available
Course is not available to join at semester without permission from MTDA Curriculum Director and Instructor.

Lead Teacher:

Kaylee Fox, Kalispell Public Schools,