(a-g) / Graduation Requirement
Grade Level: 11-12
Grade Restrictions: 11-12th Grade Only
Prerequisites: Must have a “B” or better in all previous math classes / Currently enrolled in Math III or higher / May NOT be taken if Physics was taken in a previous year
(Satisfies Physical Science Graduation Requirement and UC/CSU Physical Science “a-g” requirement)
AP Physics is a year-long course and is intended to be representative of courses commonly offered in colleges and universities. Advanced Placement (AP) Physics provides a systematic development of the main principles of physics; emphasizing problem solving and helping students develop a deep understanding of physics concepts. It is assumed that students are familiar with Algebra and Trigonometry, although some theoretical developments may use basic concepts of calculus. AP Physics provides a foundation in physics for students in life sciences, pre-medicine, and some applied sciences, as well as other fields not directly related to science.