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Neil Pratt

Greetings! The AP and dual-credit classes I teach are useful in preparing for a career in medicine or engineering. However, they provide an opportunity to develop general problem-solving skills.  They should also expose students to the main principles, concepts, and techniques used in the particular science.  My teaching is informed by my experiences in similar or related courses that I took at both Angelo State University and Texas Tech University and also by my experience working at a water plant for almost five years, initially as a laboratory assistant and ultimately as  chemist. I aim to make each of my classes, "the hardest class you'll ever love" (to borrow an old slogan from the Peace Corps).
Period 2:  Chemistry AP and Dual Credit Chemistry 
Period 3:  Physics 1 AP
Period 4:  Physics C AP (Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism)
Period 5:  Chemistry 1 Pre-AP
Period 7:  Chemistry 1 Pre-AP
Period 8:  Chemistry AP and Dual Credit Chemistry 
 
Your login will be the same for the FISD network, your email, Microsoft 365 (and any Microsoft 365 app such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, TEAMS...), and Schoology, and will follow the format given below:
 
Username: first.last ##@frenship.net     (where ## represents the last 2 digits of your student ID number)
 
Password: You created this if you've previously used any of these resources in this district before. 
 
(If you are new, it is:     
  • first three letters of your first name followed by the
  • first three letters of your last name followed by the
  • number for your grade level, such as 10, 11, or 12.
 
For example: for a junior named John Buck it would be: johbuc11, until he first logged in.  After logging in he would have been prompted to change his password.)
Shopping for school supplies? 
  • Each student in all of my classes should own and plan to bring to class a scientific calculator.  It'll be easier to use if that calculator can take "algebraic entry."
  • If you have a wi-fi capable phone, tablet, or laptop that you can bring to my class to do your online work, you should bring it to class daily. 
  • Also, my students will need about 200 pages of paper for taking notes throughout the year. Of course that means you'll need writing utensils (and possibly erasers).
 
Also, no student in any of my classes should have to purchase a textbook this year. 
 
AP and Dual-Credit Chemistry students can download their textbook at the following link:
 
Physics AP 1 students can download their textbook at the following link:
 
 
Physics AP C students can download the two textbooks they'll need at the following links:
 
Most of the online content for my courses will be provided through Schoology.
Schoology logo and Pratt's Schoology avatar