Welcome to my physics course website. Physics is pure pleasure for me, so I am delighted to be teaching this course. This is my twenty-fourth year as a teacher at Providence High School, and I feel very fortunate to be working at such a fine school. My background is as follows. I am originally from Great Falls, SC -- about fifty miles south of Charlotte on I-77. I have degrees in physics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (M.S., ’95) and from Clemson University (B.S., ’91). My wife, Alicia, my 17-year-old son, Luke, and my beagle, Daisy, live with me in Waxhaw. My older son, Clark, is in his second year at NC State in Raleigh.
I have several goals as a teacher. I plan not only to prepare the student thoroughly for course exams, but also for related studies in science and math beyond high school. At the same time I hope to make this course interesting, fun, and relevant to life. Finally and most importantly, I intend to raise students’ confidence in, and appreciation for, learning.
Please go to the appropriate course page (under the "Classes" menu) to view the course guide and topic outline for details on the structure and content of your course. The course guide contains policies specific to my class. You will also find all assignment due dates posted there in reverse chronological order.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to arrange a conference with me at any time, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the quickest response. Also, feel free to call the front desk of our school if you would prefer to leave me a phone message; the school’s main office number is 980-343-5390. My planning period is the 3rd block of each day (which runs from 10:30 to 12:00), so expect to hear back from me within 24 hours of that interval.
I look forward to a rewarding year for all -- students, parents, and teachers. If there is anything I can do to improve the experience in my class, please let me know.
Sincerely, A. Glenn Jones