For the first time in Marlborough history there will be four sections of Advanced Placement Environmental Science. There was a 30% increase in enrollment from last year where there were 49 students in three sections to this year where there are 65 students in four sections. APES follows the AP curriculum which includes food production, waste management, climate change and energy. There are also a variety of fun hands-on labs and usually a field trip. Science Department Head Lisa Ellis emphasized the difference between APES and other AP science courses and why that may be a factor in the increased enrollment.