Welcome from Mr. Andrade






My name is Mr. Andrade. I teach AP Physics, and Physics. I am also the CPEP teacher at Central High School. I have a Bachelor's Degree, with Distinction, in Aerospace Engineering from WPI and I worked for 10 years as an engineer before becoming an educator. I have a Master's Degree in Educational Technology, with honors, from Walden University, am working on a second Master's in Educational Leadership and I have been teaching here at Central High since 2002. I am also a paramedic and EMS-Instructor with over 22 years of experience in EMS. 


I am available in my room, C209, everyday except Wednesdays after school (due to faculty meetings). Students can come and get extra help at that time. Students should feel free to ask for help at any time. Do not wait until you are really lost or confused to ask for help. They can also email me for help.



The AP Physics class is an advanced college level science course that will cover many topics and areas about the physical world around us, using lectures, demonstrations, labs, projects, humor and FUN. To fully achieve competence in this material, the students must work hard and apply themselves. Students must do all of the assigned work and reading. This course is extremely fast paced and the students must keep up with the reading and work.



Physics is a college level science course that will cover many topics and areas about the physical world around us, using lectures, demonstrations, labs, projects, humor and FUN. To fully achieve competence in this material, the students must work hard and apply themselves. Students must do all of the assigned work. 



CPEP is an afterschool activity that through an innovative project based learning program, helps students expand their knowledge and skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and gain knowledge of STEM careers. Students work on projects throughout the year, go on field trips and then compete at the end of the year against other students in the State. CPEP meets every Tuesday in room C209 right after school. CPEP is free for students.
For more information:    http://www.cpep.org  and  http://moodle.cpep.org/                     



I use a lot of technology resources with my students. Everything is accessible from the main class website, http://www.physicsmedic.org. This site has information about each class, class expectations and rules, reference links, and files for students to download. 



There are also individual sites for each class, listed below. These sites are updated often with the schedule, assignments, due dates, and more. Students can enter their email address at the site below for their class and they will get emails with updates and information.



Students and parents should feel free to email me at any time at dandrade@bridgeportedu.net.  I check my email daily. Students and parents can have access to view their child's grades and attendance through PowerSchool.



While students may not have a specific homework assignment every night, they should be reviewing their notes and assignments every day. This is very important for success in these classes. Students must read the chapters and assignments and review their notes. All material in these classes builds upon the earlier material.






 - Mr. Andrade


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