ASPC is a rigorous physical science course intended for accelerated 9th grade students who have already completed Algebra I and are motivated toward honors-level study in science and mathematics. The course integrates history, mathematics, and technical communication skills. Through successful completion of this course, a student will be able to develop a mastery of the basic tools of physics and chemistry, including fundamental concepts and applications, computational skills, and analytical skills. Among the topics the course will cover are Newton’s laws of motion, energy, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, physical and chemical properties, models of the atom, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions.

Prerequisites:  Algebra 1
TextbookAccelerated Studies in Physics and Chemistry, (Mays), (2012); ISBN-13: 978-0615606439; available at