If you are interested in studying mathematics or science at college, and wish to pursue a career in engineering or technology, you can put yourself ahead of the pack by taking the SAT Subject Tests in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and the AP Physics I exam. These central sciences join together concepts of math, biology, medicine, physics, chemistry, pharmacy, and earth and environmental sciences and lay the foundation for all STEM career fields. In these classes at PUF, we break down all of the key elements of these subjects, with curriculum aligned with state and national standards, so you can learn the material effectively and get adequate SAT II and AP subject test preparation to excel in your school subjects, examinations, and beyond!
Anyone can take the SAT II or AP subject examinations. Colleges like the SAT IIs and APs because the tests make the colleges’ job easier in terms of who they will admit and who they will reject. SAT II and AP tests allow colleges to easily compare you to other applicants and provide you with an excellent chance to shine. If you got a 93% on your final and a student at another high school across the country got a 91%, colleges don’t know how to compare the two grades. They don’t know whose class was harder or whose teacher was a tougher grader. But if you get a 720 on the SAT II Subject Test and that other kid gets a 650, or if you got a 5 on your AP exam and the other kid did not even bother taking it, colleges will recognize the difference in your scores as well as the initiative you actively took towards your academic goals and passion.
Colleges also use the SAT II and AP tests to determine placement. Taking these exams can help you earn college credit while still in school. For example, if you do very well on the SAT II Chemistry, SAT II Physics, SAT II Math, or AP Physics I exams, you might be exempted from certain lower division science courses and be able to double major, graduate early (and save money!), and maximize your career prospects as a result. Taking these classes will help you land your dream college acceptances and will equip you with the skills to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue—skills that prepare you for college and beyond.
Come learn how to interpret and describe problems through representation and models, and utilize critical thinking skills to apply physics concepts and algebra-based mathematics to find solutions to real world problems. Designed to benefit students who are either taking CP/Regular or Honors physics courses at school or are hoping to "self-study", this thorough and rigorous course will teach you how to understand and solve problems in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics, heat and thermodynamics, modern physics, and other miscellaneous concepts while emerging confident to take CollegeBoard's SAT II Physics examination.
Come learn the fundamentals of Chemistry as aligned with national science standards and their applications as well as how to then apply them to solve chemical problems that would appear in real life industry situations--which is a requisite for most STEM majors and career fields. Designed to benefit students who are either taking CP/Regular or Honors chemistry courses at school or are hoping to "self-study", this class provides a grounding in scientific principles and algebraic concepts and prepares you to score high on CollegeBoards' SAT II Chemistry examination. Extensive problem solving in class and at home will help you develop a solid grasp on each and every concept covered in the course.
AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based physics course that will prepare you to excel not only in school but also in CollegeBoard's AP Physics I examination. Students cultivate their understanding of physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the topics of kinematics, dynamics, circular motion and gravitation, energy, momentum, simple harmonic motion, torque and rotational motion, electric charge and electric force, DC circuits, and mechanical waves and sound. By confronting complex physical situations and scenarios, the course enables you to develop the ability to reason about physical phenomena, explain relationships, apply and justify the use of mathematical routines, design experiments, and analyze data.
Come learn all about variables, algebraic expressions, equations, functions, inequalities, and their multiple representations. This class will develop your ability to explore and solve real-world application problems, demonstrate the appropriate use of scientific calculators, and communicate mathematical ideas clearly.
Come take part in the Algebra II program--a rigorous mathematics course in which you will develop strong skills in making connections between various concepts, problem solving using multiple methods and representations, critical thinking, efficiency, and developing a coherent, logical argument.
The Pre-Calculus course acquaints you with the advanced mathematical concepts that lead to calculus. Come learn all about linear equations, inequalities, systems, and functions. You will discover the nature of graphs and deepen your understanding of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
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