I am a junior in high school enrolled in an AP Physics B course, and as you are probably aware the curriculum consists exclusively "classical physics". I understand the value of easy calculation in teaching physics without calculus, but I am concerned as to whether or not an education in classical physics would actually aid one, or serve as a prerequisite to modern quantum mechanics. Perhaps my notions are fundamentally in error, but it seems counter productive to entice students such as myself to "understand" something which is accepted as wrong. I have learned some purely qualitative concepts of quantum theory which seem to point me in this direction as well. I would really appreciate if some teachers (perhaps even AP Physics B teachers) could shine some light on this.