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AP Physics

AP PHYSICS 1 (FALL)
Offered: Semester Course. The Honors section carries an Honor Point. AP
Physics 1 provides students with an introductory experience in the concepts
and methods of physical analysis, focused on classical mechanics and simple
electrical circuits. Building the ability to reason qualitatively and
quantitatively is a primary focus, with inquiry and investigation, modeling
and diagramming, symbolic algebra, unit analysis, communication and
argumentation, laboratory techniques, data analysis, and integration and
application of concepts as emphasized skills. Students have the primary
responsibility for building understanding, with the instructor as a resource
and guide. Students will spend instructional time engaging with the
textbook, online lecture videos, simulations, online discussions, hands-on
labs (constituting 25% of instructional time), problem-solving screencasts,
online homework problems, and tests/exams. This course includes a
laboratory component designed to meet College Board standards and has
been reviewed and approved by the College Board. Students are required to
take the AP exam in May.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology, Chemistry.
COREQUISITES: If you take AP PHYSICS 1 (FALL), you must also take AP
PHYSICS 1 (SPRING).

 

AP PHYSICS 1 (SPRING)
Offered: Semester Course. The Honors section carries an Honor Point. AP
Physics 1 provides students with an introductory experience in the concepts
and methods of physical analysis, focused on classical mechanics and simple
electrical circuits. Building the ability to reason qualitatively and
quantitatively is a primary focus, with inquiry and investigation, modeling
and diagramming, symbolic algebra, unit analysis, communication and
argumentation, laboratory techniques, data analysis, and integration and
application of concepts as emphasized skills. Students have the primary
responsibility for building understanding, with the instructor as a resource
and guide. Students will spend instructional time engaging with the
textbook, online lecture videos, simulations, online discussions, hands-on
labs (constituting 25% of instructional time), problem-solving screencasts,
online homework problems, and tests/exams. This course includes a
laboratory component designed to meet College Board standards and has 
been reviewed and approved by the College Board. Students are required to
take the AP exam in May.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology, Chemistry.
COREQUISITES: If you take AP PHYSICS 1 (SPRING), you must also take
AP PHYSICS 1 (FALL).
 

AP PHYSICS 2 (FALL)
Offered: Semester Course. The Honors section carries an Honor Point. AP
Physics 2 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that
explores topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with
kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits
with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric
optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Through inquiry-based
learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Students have the primary responsibility for building understanding, with the
instructor as a resource and guide. Students will spend instructional time
engaging with the textbook, online lecture videos, simulations, online
discussions, hands-on labs (constituting 25% of instructional time),
problem-solving screencasts, online homework problems, and tests/exams.
This course includes a laboratory component designed to meet College Board
standards and has been reviewed and approved by the College Board.
Students are required to take the AP exam in May.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology, Chemistry, and AP Physics 1.
COREQUISITES: If you take AP PHYSICS 2 (FALL), you must also take AP
PHYSICS 2 (SPRING).
Students should have taken or be concurrently taking Pre-calculus or College
Algebra Trig.
 

AP PHYSICS 2 (SPRING)
Offered: Semester Course. The Honors section carries an Honor Point. AP
Physics 2 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course that
explores topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with
kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits
with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric
optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics. Through inquiry-based
learning, students will develop scientific critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Students have the primary responsibility for building understanding, with the
instructor as a resource and guide. Students will spend instructional time 
engaging with the textbook, online lecture videos, simulations, online
discussions, hands-on labs (constituting 25% of instructional time),
problem-solving screencasts, online homework problems, and tests/exams.
This course includes a laboratory component designed to meet College Board
standards and has been reviewed and approved by the College Board.
Students are required to take the AP exam in May.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Advanced Placement GRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Biology, Chemistry, and AP Physics 1.
COREQUISITES: If you take AP PHYSICS 2 (SPRING), you must also take
AP PHYSICS 2 (FALL).
Students should have taken or be concurrently taking Pre-calculus or College
Algebra Trig.