Leon County Schools leads all Florida school districts in adoption of the revolutionary new Advanced Placement physics courses, AP Physics 1 and 2, according to information on Fall 2014 enrollments provided by the Florida Department of Education.
Seminole County, which has the second highest rate of overall high school physics enrollments in the state, is also second in AP Physics 1 and 2 adoption rate. Brevard County, which leads the state in its overall rate of high school physics enrollments, is far behind the state leaders in its AP Physics 1 and 2 adoption rate.
Leon County is third in the state in its overall high school physics enrollment rate.
The AP Physics 1 and 2 adoption rate was calculated by dividing the number of students taking AP Physics 1 or 2 this fall by the number of 12th graders.
Forty-one of Florida’s 67 school districts offered AP Physics 1 this fall. 7,735 Florida students are registered for AP Physics 1 and 576 for AP Physics 2.
AP Physics 1 is intended to be a replacement for Honors Physics as a first high school physics course. About 23,000 students take Honors Physics in Florida in a year. The Florida Board of Education recently approved AP Physics 1 and 2 for college algebra-based physics course credit at the state’s public colleges and universities.