Physics Course Description



Ms. Vogler             Offiice Hours:  7th period, Monday - Friday, or by appointment.



            Physics, principles and problems.  Zitewitz, Murphy.  Glencoe.


            The text is not to be written in, and is to be used as resource.



            Heavy-duty book cover on text (brown paper bags are best.  Use heavy tape to secure; do NOT tape to text.)


            Notebook.         A 3-ring binder with a divided section for this class.


            Lab work           Appropriate lab demeanor is to be employed at all times.

                                     With few exceptions, every lab performed will require a                                            written lab report to be turned in the following class                                                  period.  Format is included.


            Homework.       Correct and timely completion of assignments.  All work is                                      shown.  All homework is due the following class period                                            unless otherwise noted.

                                    All lab reports are due the following class period unless                                           otherwise noted.


            Tests.               Independent practice of knowledge and gained                                                       understanding.


            Participation.    Work  turned in on time.

                                    On task.

                                    Participation in class discussions and projects.


Hats are not to be worn in the classroom.

Food and drink are not permitted in the classroom..

Cell phone use is not permitted in the classroom.


GRADING POLICY See Student Handbook for complete scale:

                                                        Tests = 45%

-                                                       Homework  = 20%

                                                        Participation  = 10%

                                                        Lab = 25%


  Transcript grade is calculated on a cumulative, semester-by-semester basis.  Semester grade will include a final exam or project.  Parent or guardian will be contacted if grades change significantly. 

Parent/guardian can always access student grade on Internet program.

Student is responsible for making up all missed work.  It is your responsibility to contact me upon your return. 

If student is gone the day of a test, the student will be expected to take the test either before school or after school the day the student returns.  Regular attendance is considered a high priority in this class.  Attendance and participation are related to the instructional goals and objectives of this course.  Students who miss class lose essential instruction.  It is important to participate in all activities.  Other students gain from your participation as well. 

 All  school work must be completed.  Late school work will receive a credit loss of 30%.  Unexcused absence school work must be completed, but will receive no credit.  School work is to be turned in on the day it is due, even if you are absent due to extracurricular activities. 

Work is to be shown, or potential loss of credit may result.