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Advanced Placement Physics

Two Terms           Grades 11, 12           Meets Requirement 

This course is an algebra-based course in general physics that mirrors an introductory level university physics course. This course will help prepare students that are interested in STEM related careers. General physics topics presented during the course closely follow those outlined by the College Board. AP Physics 1 is organized around six big ideas that bring together the fundamental science principles and theories of general physics. The students will participate in inquiry-based explorations of these topics to gain a more conceptual understanding of these physics concepts. Students will spend the majority of time developing model-based thinking and reasoning skills. This course would meet the physics/chemistry requirement for graduation.