Long story short: DS16 will be a senior next year and still needs a credit for high school biology. He can't do it dual enrollment because either college chemistry or AP chemistry is a prerequisite (he took chemistry at a hybrid school type place--not AP). So I'm planning to sign him up for an online class through Georgia Virtual School. He's mathy and is taking and enjoying physics this year, but he has no interest whatsoever in biology, so we were just going to do the regular, on level class to get it done. But I was looking at the core curriculum requirements for UGA (where he might or might not go) and noticed that a life science is pretty much the only thing he'll come in without credit for. And it'd be awfully nice for him to knock that out.
So I'm wondering if he should do AP bio instead (also offered through GAVS). As far as I can tell, regular bio is generally a prerequisite for AP bio, though? He did take a small coop biology class in 7th grade with a curriculum that billed itself as high school level, but I doubt he remembers much of anything from that. Thoughts? Has anyone taken AP bio without an intro bio first and how did it go? Another option might be to take it at our local CC instead of the university where he's doing DE; I don't think they have the same prerequisites.
Downside is that he already has a pretty tough course load next year (he'll be taking linear algebra and calc based physics and Spanish DE, plus AP lit at home), and he's not a fan of AP exams. But he might be more of a fan of taking one year of bio with an AP exam than taking it without AND having to take another semester in college.