PHYSICS: Physics is a branch of science that covers a wide variety of topics. In High School Physics, we spend a great deal of time on mechanics, or motion. We do touch on other parts of Physics such as magnetism, waves, and thermodynamics. Physics involves many formulas and uses math a great deal. Calculators are provided in the classroom for student use, and the formulas we use each week are posted in the room. Being a good solver of equations is a key skill to have in order to be successful in Physics.
PERSONAL FINANCE: Personal Finance is a course designed to help the students learn to become financially responsible. Many financial decisions that students will face are discussed and researched in this class. Banking, insurance, building a house, and buying a car are just a few of the topics that are covered. Students also learn to build a resume', write business plans, apply for jobs, track expenses, and plan for retirement. Through a stock market simulator, students get the opportunity to track stocks of their choosing in order to get an understanding of how the stock market works.