This full-year physics course provides an integrated, algebra-based survey of topics in high school physics. Students explore principles of Newtonian mechanics, energy, waves, sound, and simple circuits through inquiry-based and conceptual investigations. Skills are developed through the use of modeling, graphing, diagramming, symbolic algebra, and data analysis. Laboratory exercises are used to enhance the investigation of each topic and technical writing is developed to communicate experimental work. Developing the ability to reason qualitatively and quantitatively through the lens of real-world application is the principal focus.
Summer courses are for-credit opportunities for ambitious students to get a jump on the next academic year. Students participating in these courses should plan to devote 20 hours per week for eight weeks to their course. Students will receive grades and comments in these classes, which are the equivalent of year-long, high-school level courses. Because of the pacing and intensity of for-credit summer courses, there is little flexibility; students must be available and have internet access for all eight weeks of the course.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"Dr. Chamberlain has been available and supportive. She has also been easy to contact and communicate with. "
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
This course is approved by: the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
BS University of North Texas -
PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill