Last updated 08/062020
INITIAL COVID-19 BASED REQUIREMENTS:
Each student must possess and properly wear a cloth face covering (mouth and nose) during each class period. A clear, transparent face shield to protect the student’s eyes is also recommended.
CONTACT AND COMMUNICATION INFORMATION:
Marion County Public Schools Information –
Instructor: James Touchton Telephone: 352-671-4700, Ext.-58567
Room Number: A268
Supplemental Communication Information –
REMIND: Remind.com Class Code: @dkcc48
Via Phone (texts): text @dkcc48 to 81010
Via email: send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
College Physics, AP (8th) Edition. Seway/Vuille. 2010.
Brooks/Cole. 20 Davis Drive. Belmont, CA. 94002-3098
AP Physics 1: Algebra Based course is an equivalent introductory algebra-based, university-level physics course with emphasis on understanding the concepts and skills ar using the theories and formulae to solve problems. Course goals include developing each student’s intuition, creativity and investigative skills to: read, understand, and interpret physical information; use the scientific methods to analyze a particular physical phenomenon or problem; use basic mathematical reasoning in a physical situation or problem; and perform experiments, interpret the results of observations and communicate results, including uncertainty assessment.
Grades 9 – 12
Prerequisites – Algebra 2; Teacher recommendation
(may include some or all of the following)
Introduction to Physics
Motion in Two or Three Dimensions
Forces and Motion: Newton’s Laws
Forces and Motion: Application
Rotational Motion and the Law of Gravity
Energy and Conservation: Foundations
Energy and Conservation: Applications and Extensions
Momentum, Collisions, and the Center of Mass
Rotational Motion: Angular Momentum
Vibrations and Waves
Electric Forces and Electric Fields
Current and Resistance
The following is required for an AP Physics 1: Algebra Based class:
Student Supplies (for use in class & home): (per student)
2 - AP Physics 1 dedicated Composition notebooks (one each for class & Lab) (≥100 pages),
FHS Planner (now online),
Scientific-Graphing calculator [i.e. TI-83, TI-84],
Loose-leaf paper (regular or college ruled),
Graphing paper (1/4-inch),
Pencils, pens, erasers, highlighters, sharpener, and.
Student Equipment (for use at home): (per student)
Access to computer with current Windows-10 (preferred) or Apple operating system,
Access to high-speed internet for assignments and class information,
SMS (texting) capable mobile device.
Classroom Supplies (for classroom use): (per student)
1 box of facial tissues,
1 container of Hand-sanitizer,
3 EXPO Whiteboard markers.
ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES:
Assignments are expected to be turned-in on or before due dates. Late assignments will be marked “missing” and subject to a 50% deduction in grade for each day after the due date. All “missed” assignments will receive a grade of 0%. If you know you will miss an assignment, make arrangements ahead of time with the instructor.
THERE WILL BE NO LATE PAPERS ACCEPTED FOR PROJECTS AND FORMAL ESSAYS.
MAKE-UP WORK POLICY (for excused absences only):
Students will be expected to make up work they have missed within the same number of days the student was absent. It is the responsibility of the student to check the “Past Assignments” column for this course on the instructor’s FHS website upon their prior to their return to school for any missed work. No make-up work is allowed for unexcused absences.
EXTRA CREDIT is just that, extra. If a student has any “missed” assignments within the current grading period, that student is not eligible for any “extra” credit work. Extra credit assignments are solely at the discretion of the instructor and MUST be turned-in on or before the due date to receive any credit. Extra credit assignments may/may not be posted on the instructor web site.
Every assignment that we will complete in this class is important. However, some assignments will demand more time, work, and thought for you to complete. For this reason, each assignment is weighted accordingly. The grade you receive depends on the QUALITY of your work and your participation in class. Grades are posted weekly. If there is a question and/or concern about the grade, see your instructor after class, or before or after school. Grades will not be discussed during class.
Daily Assignments, Learning Checks, Quizzes
Tests, Projects, Labs, Presentations
OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ISS:
Students must ask for work in advance should they be given ISS, or miss class due to a student activity or preauthorized absence. This policy exists because students know, in advance, that they will be missing class. Likewise, ISS or a student activity does not excuse a student from a due date. If the student will not be on campus the date that an assignment is due, the assignment is then due before he/she leaves for the activity and must be turned-in.
Computer and internet access is a requirement for the Algebra 2 (Honors) course. The Student Portal provides online access to several Microsoft Office applications for use in accessing school and class related files. To help students who do not have access to a computer at home, Forest High School’s media center has computers available for students’ use before school beginning at 7:30 a.m. and after school until 3:30 p.m. In addition, Marion County Libraries have computers available for library members (free memberships available). Students will be given ample notification of essays and/or projects.
CLASSROOM CELLPHONE POLICY:
As a matter of respect and maturity, every student is expected to be in control of their cellphone use at all times. Inside the classroom, you are not permitted to use your cellphone for any reason unless directed by the instructor. You must keep your cellphone and other mobile devices in OFF or SILENT mode at all times, and out of sight of yourself and others. If you have earbuds, air pods, or any similar devices hanging from your ears, it will be assumed they are connected to your cellphone, and they must be removed.
Occasionally cellphone or other mobile devices may be used for classroom activities as directed by the instructor for interactive learning. These times will be clearly identified prior to permission for use being granted.
CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM:
Academic cheating entails any form of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, preparing homework, taking tests and quizzes, preparing reports and projects - GENERALLY PASSING OFF ANOTHER PERSON'S WORK AS ONE'S OWN OR KNOWINGLY ALLOWING SUCH MISREPRESENTATION (such as giving someone your work to copy). ANY TYPE of cheating or plagiarism will result in a zero on the assignment.
BEHAVIOR / RULES:
A student cannot interfere with the right of other students to learn and therefore must show respect to other students and teachers. Other standards for appropriate behavior include attentive participation in class, i.e., no sleeping, disruptions, unnecessary talking or movement, or leaving materials at home.
BE ON TIME
MAKE IT COUNT!
WHATEVER IT TAKES!