Grade 12  Science
AP Physics 1 A (Credit: 0.50)AP Physics 1 is an algebrabased, introductory collegelevel physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquirybased investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.
Twentyfive percent of instructional time is devoted to handson laboratory work with an emphasis on inquirybased investigations. Investigations will require students to ask questions, make observations and predictions, design experiments, analyze data, and construct arguments in a collaborative setting, where they direct and monitor their progress.
AP Physics 1 B (Credit: 0.50)AP Physics 1 is an algebrabased, introductory collegelevel physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquirybased investigations as they explore topics such as Newtonian mechanics (including rotational motion); work, energy, and power; mechanical waves and sound; and introductory, simple circuits.
Twentyfive percent of instructional time is devoted to handson laboratory work with an emphasis on inquirybased investigations. Investigations will require students to ask questions, make observations and predictions, design experiments, analyze data, and construct arguments in a collaborative setting, where they direct and monitor their progress.
Physics A Honors  Semester 1 (Credit: 0.50)The honors physics course focuses on the ordinary interactions seen in our everyday world. Starting with a review of mathematical concepts necessary to be successful in the course, they then move into an indepth study of motion in the world around them. Using trigonometry, vectors, and algebraic skills, students will learn how to apply the concepts of motion and forces in solving many types of problems. From objects moving at a constant speed in a straight line, to objects moving around in a circle, students will explore the effects of forces on objects as they move. After a thorough analysis of forces and motion, the student will then branch out into other aspects of everyday life including energy, waves, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern and nuclear physics topics.
The honors student will have more opportunity to explore such topics fully, gaining skill in applying quantitative methods and analyzing the implications of physical forces. Much of the emphasis in the course will be on communicating through graphs and mathematical models. Successful completion of the course will prepare the student to do well in a collegiate course in physics or other sciences.
Physics B Honors  Semester 2 (Credit: 0.50)The honors physics course focuses on the ordinary interactions seen in our everyday world. Starting with a review of mathematical concepts necessary to be successful in the course, they then move into an indepth study of motion in the world around them. Using trigonometry, vectors, and algebraic skills, students will learn how to apply the concepts of motion and forces in solving many types of problems. From objects moving at a constant speed in a straight line, to objects moving around in a circle, students will explore the effects of forces on objects as they move. After a thorough analysis of forces and motion, the student will then branch out into other aspects of everyday life including energy, waves, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern and nuclear physics topics.
The honors student will have more opportunity to explore such topics fully, gaining skill in applying quantitative methods and analyzing the implications of physical forces. Much of the emphasis in the course will be on communicating through graphs and mathematical models. Successful completion of the course will prepare the student to do well in a collegiate course in physics or other sciences.


