The AP Physics class is an advanced college level science course that will cover many topics and areas about the physical world around us, using lectures, demonstrations, labs, projects, humor and FUN. To fully achieve competence in this material, the students must work hard and apply themselves. Students must do all of the assigned work and reading. This course is extremely fast paced and the students must keep up with the reading and work.M Physics is a college level science course that will cover many topics and areas about the physical world around us, using lectures, demonstrations, labs, projects, humor and FUN. To fully achieve competence in this material, the students must work hard and apply themselves. Students must do all of the assigned work.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
My name is Mr. Andrade. I teach AP Physics, and M Physics. I am also the CPEP teacher at Central High School. I have a Bachelor's Degree, with Distinction, in Aerospace Engineering from WPI and I worked for 10 years as an engineer before becoming an educator. I have a Master's Degree in Education, with honors, from Walden University and I have been teaching here at Central High since 2002. I am also a paramedic and EMS-Instructor with over 22 years of experience in EMS.
I am available in my room, C209, everyday except Wednesdays after school. Students can come and get extra help at that time. Students should feel free to ask for help at any time. Do not wait until you are really lost or confused to ask for help.
I use a lot of technology resources with my students. Everything is accessible from the main class website, http://www.physicsmedic.org. This site has information about each class, class expectations and rules, reference links, and files for students to download. There are also individual sites for each class, listed below. These sites are updated often with the schedule, assignments, due dates, and more. Students can enter their email address at the site below for their class and they will get emails with updates and information.
Students and parents should feel free to email me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. I check my email daily. All of my students can check on their grades and status in my class at any time through PowerTeacher and PowerSchool. More information to follow. Parents can also have access to view their child's grades at any time. Just contact me and we will get it set up.
While students may not have a specific homework assignment every night, they should be reviewing their notes and assignments every day. This is very important for success in these classes. Students must read the chapters and assignments and review their notes. All material in these classes builds upon the earlier material.
See the syllabus below.