Advanced Placement Physics 1

John Dewey High School
Science Department
Computer Science Institute/Academy of Finance/Arts/Theater House

Letter of Welcome

I am pleased your child has been selected as a student in my Advanced Placement Physics 1 class for the

2015-2016 academic year. Physics is a challenging course of study which seeks to establish the laws

governing the behavior of the Universe in order to establish relationships between all observable, naturally-

occurring phenomena. It is considered by many to be the most rigorous course of study in the entire

Advanced Placement course program. The study of Advanced Placement Physics 1 requires each student

to posses prior competence in Algebra and Trigonometry. Additionally, the successful Advanced

Placement Physics 1 student should have prerequisitely and satisfactorily completed Regents Physics [and

preferably Regents Chemistry], and possess disciplined study and work habits. All students will be

expected to sit for the Advanced Placement Physics 1 examination in May. Additionally, all students will

be expected to access the course website for homework assignments, laboratory worksheets, important

course notices and other course resources:

I look forward to working with your child throughout the year. It is my solemn promise to do whatever I

can to help your child learn all that he or she can.


         Michael P. Klimetz