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Hillcrest High School                           Physics Honors Syllabus

  Mrs. M. Windley          Room 328        Phone:  355-3689        Email:

Course Description : Physics, the study of the physical world, the most fundamental of the natural sciences, is quantitative in nature and uses the language of mathematics to describe natural phenomena. The following essential topics will be covered:  mechanics, electricity, magnetism and waves.   Course standards can be found on the Internet at:

Textbook:  Physics by Holt

Student Supplies :   Notebook for taking notes, scientific calculator    Fees:  $5.00 lab fee  Due Date: 

Grading Policy :            Tests 60%       Labs 20%       Quizzes/Classwork/Homework  20%

Homework Policy :   After homework has been discussed, it will not be accepted.  Quizzes will be used to check for students’ understanding. 

Missed Work/Make-up Policy:   Students are responsible for makeup work when they return from an absence.  If the student misses an assignment, it is the responsibility of the student to meet with the teacher to schedule an appropriate time to make up assignments.  If a test, quiz, homework assignment, project, etc. is due on the day of the absence, the student is required to make up these items upon the first day of their return. 

Communication with Parents :  Please email me or leave me a voice mail message.

I am available by appointment to assist my students. Students should come to me to schedule an appointment.

Units of Instruction :

            First Grading Period – Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4

The Science of Physics, Motion in One Dimension, Two Dimensional Motion and Vectors, Forces and the Laws of Motion

            Second Grading Period  – Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8

Work and Energy, Momentum and Collisions, Circular Motion and Gravitation, Fluid Mechanics

            Third Grading Period – Chapters 8, 10, 11, 12, 13

Thermodynamics, Vibrations and Waves, Sound, Light and Reflection

            Fourth Grading Period – Chapters 16, 17, 19, 20, 22

Electric Forces, Electrical Energy and Current, Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Subatomic Particles  

*The syllabus is subject to change and may be altered in the course of the semester. 

No food of any type can be eaten in the classroom and no drink other than water.

You cannot leave the classroom without a pass.  No cell phones used in the classroom or they will be taken.