CAPP Physics Program
The Department of Physics/Astronomy is teaming up with the Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) and Wisconsin school districts to offer high school students college physics credit. These courses are delivered on high school campuses by approved high school teachers who serve as adjunct University faculty. All CAPP Physics adjuncts receive:
- $300/course/year stipend for classroom equipment and supplies
- reduced tuition for graduate-level courses for teachers to become HLC compliant by 2022
See the menu at the left for additional information.
Existing CAPP adjuncts: CAPP Physics Google Folder (secure)
The most suitable courses for the majority of high schools participating in CAPP are Physics 171 and Physics 172, the algebra-based general physics sequence with associated laboratory session. Physics 171 can be offered over two high school semesters, or Physics 171 and 172 can be offered in parallel with the university counterparts over two semesters.
High schools that also offer calculus and have sufficiently high demand may also offer Physics 191 and Physics 192, the calculus-based general physics sequence with associated laboratory session. As with the university physics course, concurrent registration or previous completion of first semester calculus (differential calculus) is a prerequisite for enrollment in Physics 191. The prerequisite for Physics 192 is concurrent registration in or previous completion of second semester calculus (integral calculus). The use of calculus in the physics curriculum is required for these courses. Physics 191 can be offered over two high school semesters, or Physics 191 and 192 can be offered in parallel with the university counterparts over two semesters.
Physics 103 The Solar System and Physics 104 Stars, Galaxies and the Universe are also appropriate as CAPP offerings provided the adjunct faculty member has sufficient demonstrated background in astronomy. Typically, this would include an astronomy degree in place of the physics degree in the list of acceptable credentials. These astronomy courses can also be offered in a non-laboratory format as Physics 113 and Physics 114 for three credits each rather than the usual four. Physics 103 (Physics 113) can be offered over two high school semesters, or Physics 103 (Physics 113) and 104 (Physics 114) can be offered in parallel with the university counterparts over two semesters. The CAPP Office will determine the equivalence of high school class time and university credit hours for all courses.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Physics & Astronomy
N. Halsey Science Center, Rm. 337
921 Elmwood Ave.
Dr. Nadia Kaltcheva