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AP Physics 1 Online High School Class

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AP Physics 1


AP® Physics 1 is an algebra-based course in general physics that covers topics outlined by the College Board and also mirrors an introductory level university physics course.

The content for the course is based on six Big Ideas that bring together the fundamental science principles and theories of general physics. These big ideas are intended to encourage students to think about physics concepts as interconnected pieces of a puzzle. The solution to the puzzle is how the real world around them actually works. The students will participate in inquiry-based explorations of these topics to gain a more conceptual understanding of these physics concepts. Students will spend less of their time in traditional formula-based learning and more of their effort will be directed to developing critical thinking and reasoning skills.

The specific topics covered in this course are:


  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Circular Motion and Gravity
  • Work and Energy


  • Momentum
  • Forces and Oscillation
  • Rotational Motion
  • Waves and Sound
  • Electrostatics
  • Electric Current

Students will progress through the concepts by means of reading text, discussing with classmates, performing exploratory and inquiry-driven labs, solving word and numerical problems, and completing projects.  Student evaluation is done through quizzes, lab reports, student discussions, projects, and unit exams.

Learning Targets:

T1: Generate and evaluate evidence and explanations according to accepted scientific practices.
T2: Know, use, and interpret scientific explanations of the natural world.
T3: Understand the development and evolution of scientific knowledge.
T4: Communicate productively through discourse and other scientific practices.

Hungry for more? We offer several other online AP science courses.

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This is a NCAA-Certified Class

eAchieve Academy is an official NCAA-approved online class provider in Wisconsin and this Advanced Placement Chemistry class meets the NCAA core course requirements. To see the full list of NCAA-approved online high school courses offered by eAchieve Academy, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center (use school code #502388).

Everything you need to know about online AP Physics 1

Online classes offered at eAchieve accelerate students through high school credits to obtain their diplomas—all on their own terms. We offer standard courses that cover every topic necessary to graduate, as well as honors and AP courses for students who want to gain college credit while getting their diplomas.

Are AP Physics 1 classes hard?

Students are expected to critically think about and reason with topics in physics at the freshman in college. Although AP coursework may be difficult, many of our students found the material to be a fun challenge, and beneficial towards their college careers.

Are AP Physics 1 Classes worth it?

The rigorous work involved in an AP course can be intimidating, but the benefits of taking an online AP course are worth it! In addition to gaining incredible knowledge, students will get college credit and college course experience to prepare them for future higher education courses.

How does AP Physics 1 work?

The course takes one semester to complete, and works much like a regular class except more in-depth. AP Micro Economics involves thorough analyses of complicated topics in economics, with the written and communicative abilities to not only understand the topics but to question them as well. Students will take an AP Exam at the end of the semester to determine how much college credit they’ve earned.

Is AP Physics 1 necessary?

AP classes are not necessary to graduate, but they are helpful in applying for college and staying debt-free. AP Physics 1, along with other AP course, prepares students for a future of further education in science, which standard courses just can’t match.

Can I take online AP Physic 1 online?

Absolutely! eAchieve offers an extensive collection of online AP classes for high school students to enroll in. Start your path today to further your knowledge, advance your credits, and prepare for college with courses offered at eAchieve.

How many AP classes should I take?

Research often helps students figure out how many AP classes they should take in a year, but someone’s ability to handle coursework changes year to year as that individual grows. Challenge yourself at first, but try not to overwhelm yourself with work, and go from there.

How does the weighted AP GPA work?

One of the many benefits of taking AP classes is that they count more towards your GPA than standard courses: which means that it is possible for students to achieve a GPA greater than 4.0! Many of our AP students see this as a safety net and a challenge to graduate with a 4.0+ (very impressive to colleges). 

How do I take AP classes outside of high school?

Start your path to online AP classes today to begin getting college credit, advance your knowledge, and prepare yourself for higher education with the courses offered at eAchieve all on your terms.

What are the best AP courses to take?

Because AP classes are more challenging, students are generally better off choosing AP classes in subjects they’re strongly interested in and/or have done well in regular classes. Choosing AP classes with a specific college major in mind can give you a head start towards your degree.

Why take AP Physics 1 instead of a regular high school physics class?

There is value in doing well in AP, Honors, and regular high school classes. The difference is whether you plan on higher education and how motivated you are to work hard in a more challenging course.

Can homeschooled students get AP credit?

Homeschooled students can earn AP credit online by enrolling part-time at eAchieve Academy.

Should I take AP Physics 1 or stick with regular high school classes?

AP classes give students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, but it doesn’t mean they’re the best choice for all students. Like most things, AP classes have pros and cons depending on your situation and plans for after high school.

Is AP Physics 1 as hard as a college physics course?

AP courses can be compared to introductory college courses in terms of difficulty. The educational institution and individual instructor can also make a difference in how hard a particular class is.

Will AP classes help me get into college?

AP classes look good on college applications – as long as you’ve been able to earn good grades and test scores. Simply enrolling in AP classes without demonstrating you’re up to the challenge will not necessarily help you.

Should I be wary of enrolling in multiple AP classes?

Managing more than one AP class per semester requires solid organizational and time management skills. In this way AP coursework can be a good preparation for college level study.

Are AP classes better than dual enrollment courses?

When it comes to AP classes vs dual enrollment classes, the main point to consider is how the university you plan to apply to views each type of class credit on your application.

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