Course Expectations: AP Physics
Instructor: Todd Busse
Office: Room 355
I require the use of a notebook for class notes. You will also need
an adequate supply of notebook paper, a pad of graph paper or engineering
graph paper, pencils, colored pencils or pens, protractor, and a scientific
or graphing calculator (TI-83 Plus recommended).
The school policy as stated in the student handbook will be followed.
It is important for students to get to class on time. When a student
is late to class it disrupts the entire class and will have the following
First Tardy- 10 minutes detention in my room
Second Tardy- 20 minutes detention in my room
Third Tardy- Referral will be sent home
Fourth Tardy- Referral to administration
Grading will be based on total points for the grading period. The grading
scale will be as follows:
Homework, Tests, and Quizzes
Doing physics is a very important part of learning physics, therefore,
homework will be assigned almost everyday. Homework will be corrected
and discussed the next day. Homework will be collected when needed.
Tests and quizzes will be given when needed. Tests will be announced
before they will be given. Tests (60%) will be the majority of the
grade, homework (20%), projects, and labs (20%).
It is my goal to maintain a classroom atmosphere that is conducive
to the study of physics, and to explain all concepts to the best of
my ability, in or out of the classroom. I can provide the environment
and guidance but cannot learn for you the student. You are responsible
for your learning.
I believe that a student cannot learn self discipline unless he or
she has been disciplined in a firm, consistent and fair manner. I will
run my class accordingly. Remember, every student in this room has
the right to an education without disruptive influences or distractions
of any kind form other students. I as a teacher have the right to
teach without the same disruptions or distractions from students.
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