Staples High School Program of Studies description:
1 credit Grades 11, 12 Full-Year
Prerequisite: Chemistry, Algebra 2
Guideline: Teacher recommendation and concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus A or higher
The student discovers and applies fundamental principles and laws of the physical world through investigation and problem solving techniques. Topics studied are kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum, circular motion, simple harmonic motion, thermodynamics, wave motion, electricity, electromagnetism, light, and some modern topics (photoelectric effect, quantum theory). Learning activities include reading, problem solving, films, lectures, discussion, demonstrations and experiments that take place both in class and in the extended laboratory period. Evaluation includes tests and quizzes, problem work, and laboratory reports.
Reminder: No online registrations for high school credit courses. To register for any high school credit course, students must have prior written approval from their school counselor and department head. Click here to download registration form. Parent must also initial on the registration form acknowledging that there are no refunds or credits for withdrawals from high school academic credit courses.
If a student misses more than 2 days of class for any reason, credit will not be granted for the course. Students who have lost credit will have the opportunity to appeal to have their credit reinstated. To appeal, please complete the Principal's Hearing Request Form from the Main Office. The deadline for appeals is August 15.