So, a tip from someone else well on the other side of all this...

If you have to take Calculus-based physics as a prerequisite for your intended major (engineering, some sciences, some maths), AND you can guarantee you will receive credit for it in the college you are going to attend, then** take it in high school and be happy with whatever C+ grade you get**.

If you don't need Calculus-based physics,** do not take it in high school**. Take algebra-based physics or something else instead.

If you will not be able to get credit for your Calc-based Physics in the college of your choice, then do not take it in high school .

Calc-based physics is a common weed-out class at most schools for engineering, science, and math students. Engineering __Technology __students typically do not need to take it.

Lastly, if you get creamed in calc-based physics-- don't worry, nearly everyone does. Once you take Dynamics, you will realize you ultimately don't really need it anyway-- at least for anything that is moving. In the same way that Calculus is a replacement for Algebra (in large part), Energy-based Dynamics is a replacement for most of Calculus-based Physics-- and it is MUCH easier. Thank Einstein, et al. for that.

Of course, it will still be used in statics, solid mechanics, beam theory, etc.

I do not know why you would take a calculus-based anything without knowing how to integrate and derivate, though. So, if you don't have Calc 1 and 2 under your belt, it's not worth the time. Take Calc 1, 2, and (maybe) 3 (vectors) first.