LNHS/ISSIgniting a Passion for 21st Century Engineering and Science Knowledge
AP Physics B or C Which course is right for you?
Why take High School Physics? • Modern technology involves physics • Leads to a better understanding of any science • Physics classes develop critical thinking skills • Polishes the skills needed to score well on the SAT
Why take High School Physics? • College success in science, computing, engineering, and premed depends in part on passing physics • College recruiters recognize the value of physics classes • Job market for people with skills in physics is strong
Prepare Now to Succeed in College A 1999 U.S. Department of Education study found that the strongest predictor of college graduation is something students do before they ever go to college: Participate in rigorous, college-level courses in high school—and AP courses in particular. Clifford Adelman, Answers in the Tool Box: Academic Intensity, Attendance Patterns, and Bachelor’s Degree Attainment (1999), U.S. Department of Education.
AP and College Success™ Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years or less. Source: Camara, Wayne (2003). College Persistence, Graduation, and Remediation. College Board Research Notes (RN-19). New York, NY: College Board.
Which AP Physics Course? • AP Physics Bprovides an overview of physics topics covering a wide spectrum of topics using algebra skills • AP Physics Cprovides an in-depth, rigorous study of mechanics and electromagnetism using Calculus skills
AP Physics B • Excellent training for future college students majoring in pre-med, architecture, chemistry, engineering and physics • Passing the AP exam with a 3 or higher usually results in a general science college credit
AP Physics C • Equivalent to the introductory physics courses offered for science and engineering majors at most colleges and universities • Passing the AP exam with a 3 or higher usually results in a credit for a required college physics course
AP Physics C AP Calculus BC • Combining studies in these two courses provides the greatest depth of understanding of content and applications • Provides the rigorous preparation required for a college major in engineering or physical science
AP Physics C, AP Calculus BC and Multivariable Calculus • Adding multivariable calculus to AP Physics C and AP Calculus BC allows the greatest understanding for engineering/physical science students • Provides the most rigorous foundation available at the top high schools in the country, like the NCSSM
Why Take High School Physics? • LNHS is striving to provide a rigorous foundation so our students can: • Gain acceptance at the best colleges. • Succeed in their engineering and science studies in college. • Earn college course credit so they can graduate in four years or less and reduce tuition and other expenses.
Why Take High School Physics? • Physics is a cornerstone of this effort • AP Physics B/C, in particular, are a critical part of student preparation and are essential to those interested in the engineering or physical science fields.
Lake Norman HS Ignite the Passion for21st Century Engineering and Science Knowledge Take the AP Physics Course that suits your goal. Contact Guidance, Mr. Walla or Mr. Bell for more information