Technology Student Association
Ithaca High School
AP Chemistry is a continuation of the 10th-grade Honors Chemistry course at Ithaca High School. Logically, AP Chemistry extends on the basic principles of chemistry, including stoichiometry, phases of matter, thermodynamics, kinetics and equilibrium, solutions, and acids and bases. The AP level is more specific and rigorous, requiring more precise calculations, theory, and comprehensive lab work.
At Ithaca High School, students are fortunate to be offered a series of courses in the Project Lead the Way engineering sequence, one of which is Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). In CIM, students explore various manufacturing processes and design techniques.
The third course in the Project Lead the Way sequence is Principles of Engineering (POE). Students discover the common duties and idiosyncrasies in the field of engineering, and build on previous mathematical and design concepts.
AP Physics C is the capstone Advanced Placement STEM-related course at Ithaca High School. Throughout the year, students learn how to apply calculus principles to problems in mechanics and electricity and magnetism.