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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:
Circular Motion and Gravity
Work and Energy

Forces and Oscillation
Rotational Motion
Waves and Sound
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.


It is recommended students have completed:


This Class Is a Prerequisite for:

AP Physics 2


Full Year

Grade Level:

10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade

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.

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