Highlights for High School is an MIT initiative providing free, open source teaching and learning materials to high school teachers and students. The site includes: Video lecture clips, lecture notes, practice problems, exams, and other resources from MIT’s introductory Physics, Biology and Calculus courses; mini-courses for high school students developed by MIT students; and an introduction for students to the college-level MIT curriculum and course materials on OpenCourseWare.
MIT OpenCourseWare Highlights for High School is free, and requires no registration.
No. MIT OpenCourseWare is a publication of the course materials that support the dynamic classroom interactions of an MIT education; it is not a degree-granting or credit-bearing initiative.
We encourage educators to start with the Introduction for Teachers to learn more about how to use the website. There, you can also see examples of how others have used OCW materials, read advice from other teachers, and learn how to navigate the site.
High school students will want to check out our Introduction for Students to learn more about what they can do on Highlights for High School.
At this time, Highlights for High School is focused on providing students and teachers with easy to access, high quality educational resources. We believe that social networking is a valuable tool for tutoring, discussing problems, and meeting students and teachers from other schools. Based on user feedback, future versions of the site may include a social networking component or online community.
If the video you want to watch has technical difficulties, you can still watch the video by downloading it. Downloads are accessed in different ways depending on what kind of video player appears.
To view a clip of the video, start the video by clicking on the arrow and then drag the white circle at the bottom across the bar to the appropriate start time.
Although this site was not designed specifically for home school use, we hope that home school students and their parents/guardians will find these materials to be of value. Interviews with educational experts and home school parents conducted during the feasibility assessment phase of the Highlights for High School project indicated that home school students might find the materials on this site useful for their academic advancement.
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