AP Physics A/B (P)


This course is aligned with the College Board Advanced Placement Physic 1 Curriculum Framework.

The AP Physics 1 A/B course fulfills the general education requirement for physical science and is available to 11th and 12th-grade students who meet the prerequisite requirements. Grades earned in this course are calculated on a 5-point scale and are therefore weighted.

AP Physics is a year-long course designed for high school students as an opportunity to earn AP credit on their high school transcript, as well as placement credit for an introductory college-level science course. Students who earn a qualifying score on the AP Physic 1 Exam are typically eligible to receive college credit and placement into advanced science course in college. AP Physic 1 is a year-long course designed to be taken by students after the successful completion of either high school physics or chemistry. AP Physics 1 is divided into four major units to be covered at an introductory collegiate level: classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, and modern physics. Students will participate in numerous laboratory experiments and are expected to take the College Board Advanced Placement Examination.

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