Advanced Placement, Honors and Electives

Advanced Placement

When you fuse rigorous college-level content with accessible, inspiring instructional support, immersive activities, and authors who are renowned in their field, you give students the tools they need to reach their highest potential in their AP course, and beyond.

The AP advantage, included with the purchase of an AP edition, helps students master the rigors of Advanced Placement® coursework with accessible, engaging, and fully aligned resources designed to support the way they learn—individually.

Mader Biology

Students explore AP Biology through an inquiry-based lens as they discover the unity and interconnected nature of the study of life. Author Sylvia Mader blends her iconic field expertise with a clear, easy-to-understand writing style to provide students with concise and engaging instruction, practice, and support for AP success. Mader Biology is fully aligned to the College Board’s AP Curriculum Framework with integrated AP coverage and new features including new unit projects focused on the AP science practices, features focused on AP illustrative examples, and full chapter reviews with AP-style questions.

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Raven Biology

Biology is fully aligned with the College Board AP Curriculum Framework and offers additional content coverage to enhance the teaching and learning experience. The Biology learning system uses dynamic tools and chapter designations to differentiate AP Essential Knowledge from AP Extended Knowledge providing focus on key concepts, and context for supporting materials.

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Chang Chemistry

Fully aligned to the College Board curriculum framework, Chang Chemistry balances rigorous college-level content with accessible and inspiring instruction built for AP success. Chang’s traditional approach to chemistry is delivered in a straightforward writing style with a strong focus on the developing problem-solving strategies and skills.

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Silberberg Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change

Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change provides a fully aligned, conceptual option for AP Chemistry. The text contains unprecedented macroscopic-to-microscopic molecular illustrations, consistent step-by-step worked exercises in every chapter, and an extensive range of end-of-chapter problems. These provide engaging applications covering a wide variety of interests, including engineering, medicine, materials, and environmental issues.

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Cunningham Environmental Science: A Global Concern

This new AP Edition of Environmental Science: A Global Concern presents a global view of environmental science in the context of the AP course and exam. By having students think critically, make clear connections, and apply their learning to real-world situations, the program emphasizes environmental responsibility and global awareness with clear alignment to the College Board Curriculum Framework for AP Environmental Science.

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Honors and Electives

Powerful, standards-based curriculum coupled with hands-on, interactive exercises and project-based learning activities promote critical thinking, application, and skill mastery. Bring abstract concepts to life for today's high school students interested in studying electives courses.

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Castro Marine Science

The first edition of Marine Science became an instant beloved text with its full coverage of oceanography, stunning design, student-friendly learning system, and data analysis labs. Now in its second edition, the program further expands its coverage through chapter-level California NGSS integration, more robust chapter reviews, additional unit projects, and ELL support.

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Enger Environmental Science

Environmental Science: A Study of Interrelationships students are taken on a scientific journey of our Earth and the relationship between humans and the natural world through Enger’s interdisciplinary approach that is presented through multiple perspectives—historical, economic, political, social, and cultural. Students are lead to understand how local events can have worldwide implications to provide them with the conceptual framework they need to understand complex issues and ultimately formulate their views about the issues that affect the world in which we live.

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Hole’s Human Anatomy and Physiology

A market leader for 40 years, Hole’s Human Anatomy and Physiology delivers a comprehensive, in-depth exploration of anatomy and physiology while emphasizing the fundamentals for students with little-to-no prior knowledge. The proven Learn, Practice, Assess learning system ensures student understanding, application, and mastery of complex concepts while the Understanding Words feature builds a solid anatomy and physiology vocabulary. The accessible, engaging, and relevant coverage integrates real-world issues, clinical applications, and the latest in scientific advances.

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Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology

Hole’s Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, High School Edition is the first of its kind, combining the high-quality content that you’ve come to expect from Hole’s Essentials with a new student-friendly design containing additional content to help students succeed. Activities in the high school edition allow students to apply science and engineering practices, work with real data, and provide support for ELL and ELA.

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Miller Zoology

Written in an informative and friendly writing style that doesn’t overwhelm students with unnecessary terminology, this text is a perfect fit for a high school Zoology course. Zoology emphasizes ecological and evolutionary concepts and helps students understand the process of science through elements of chapter organization and boxed readings.

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Arny Astronomy

In the 9th edition of Explorations the sense of wonder grows deeper when we begin to understand why things happen. Many astronomy books today seem to simply say, “This is how it is.” We want instead to offer explanations that draw as much as possible on simple, everyday experiences. When we can link physical principles to everyday observations, many of the more abstract and remote ideas become more familiar. The text is approachable and uses analogies and examples from the world around us to help students understand more complex content.

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