Physics Syllabus

Instructor: Phillip S. Romero Jr.                      Room:  150

Phone: 580-5300  Ext 1361                             Conference: 2nd Block

Tutoring: Wednesday and Thursday ( 7:30am- 8:00am)

Course Description:  This is a 1st year general physics course and will include topics of kinematics, force & motion, energy, momentum, heat, thermodynamics, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetism, and modern physics concepts.

Course Information:  The course is an algebra- based physics and use of math is required.  The student must have pencils or pens, a scientific calculator, and 5 subject note book.  Occasionally, the teacher will provide all lab elements; therefore, not all labs will be formally written up.

Course Outline:  Instructional days will include: checking/reviewing assignments, quizzes, writing assignments, lecture/ explanation, lab activities and individual practice questions.

Textbook and Resources:  Serway and Faughn Physics, teacher made, Serway and Faughn and LTF labs, Sapling, science/technology based videos and documentaries, internet, scientific periodicals, newspapers and other relevant media. 

Instructional Procedures and Support: The teacher will be available for tutoring in the morning.  It is the student’s responsibility to ask for help when needed and for making the required transportation arrangements.  Retesting will be available in accordance with SISD High School Grading Policies. 

Classroom Management Procedures:  District Policy Will Be Enforced. 

Classroom Expectations:  As per district policy major exams/assignments will count for 60% of the student’s grade.  Labs (reports), quizzes, and home/class work will account for the remaining 40%.  All students will be given up to 3 additional days to redo a failing major assignment, but the grade will be no higher than a 70.  All students will be given 3 additional days to make up a major assignment if late (with a progressive grade penalty of 10 points per day.)

Statement for Academic Dishonesty:  Academic integrity is fundamental to the activities and principles of our school.  No student shall cheat or copy the work of another.  Plagiarism, the use of another person’s ideas or writing as one’s own without giving credit to the true author, will be considered cheating, and the student will be subject to academic disciple that may include loss of credit for the work in question.