AP Physics 1: (Alternative to Physical Science/Elective – Year Long – 1 Credit – Grade 11/12)
AP Physics 1 is an algebra-based course equivalent to an introductory college course (1st semester). Students develop an understanding of the foundational physics principles. Through an inquiry-based approach, students develop content knowledge and critical-thinking skills, including kinematics, Newton’s laws, simple harmonic motion, and circular motion. The objectives for this course follow the College Board Framework, preparing students for the Advanced Placement Physics 1 exam.
*Requires departmental recommendation based on solid A achievement in prior coursework, including a demonstrated potential to actively participate and succeed in a college-level course. Must take College Board AP exam in the spring.